News in Brief

News in Brief 17 May 2022

  • Mexico’s 100,000 ‘disappeared’ is a tragedy, says UN rights chief Bachelet
  • COVID-19 outbreak in DPRK sparks UN rights office warning over impact on population
  • UN refugee agency chief Grandi highlights dangers for LGBTIQ+ on international day
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News in Brief 16 May 2022

  • WHO and UNICEF urge improved access to assistive products
  • Guterres deplores deadly ‘vile’ racist attack in Buffalo, NY
  • South Africa conference to speed up action to end child labour by 2025
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News in Brief 13 May 2022

  • Ukraine: Concerns growing for TB and HIV patient care
  • Top rights expert to report on Maldives’ efforts to reintegrate foreign fighters
  • All countries united in push for greater space security at UN-led talks
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News in Brief 12 May 2022

  • Russia in spotlight over Ukraine atrocities as Human Rights Council meets
  • UN chief adds voice to condemnation Al Jazeera journalist killing
  • UN health agency ‘committed’ to helping DPR Korea after first admitted COVID-19 outbreak
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News in Brief 11 May 2022

  • Ukraine war has ‘inflamed’ food, energy and finance crisis: Guterres
  • 4.8 million jobs lost in Ukraine since Russian invasion: ILO
  • Pledging conference on oil tanker in Yemen
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News in Brief 10 May 2022

  • Ukraine: UN human rights office probe highlights civilians’ harrowing plight
  • Afghanistan’s hunger crisis is deepening, action is needed now, warns WFP
  • Sri Lanka: Bachelet urges restraint, dialogue as violence escalates
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News in Brief 9 May 2022

  • Ukraine: UN chief begins solidarity tour of Moldova to meet refugees and host families
  • Ethiopia’s worst drought in 40 years may derail gains in maternal and newborn health
  • Space talks get under way to manage new threats to global security
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News in Brief 6 May 2022

  • UNICEF highlights devastating mental health dangers for Ukraine children
  • Already reeling from COVID-19, Africa now at risk from Ukraine escalation
  • World food prices fall slightly in April after previous month’s spike
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News in Brief 5 May 2022

  • 7.7 million people displaced inside Ukraine, warns UN emergency relief chief
  • Collective bargaining in workplace is essential for global recovery: ILO
  • Cameroon women’s activist scoops award for land rights fight
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News in Brief 4 May 2022

  • Ukraine: journalists targeted and in danger, warn top rights experts
  • Soul diva Dionne Warwick joins UNHCR and TikTok, in boost for refugee solidarity
  • WHO warns of worsening obesity ‘epidemic’ in Europe
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