News in Brief

News in Brief 19 February 2019

  • Civilians must not be ‘used as pawns’ in Syria
  • Momentum in Yemen
  • Refugees need resettling, now
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News in Brief 18 February 2019

  • A ‘welcome step’ towards peace in Central Africa
  • UN programme for ‘ethically produced, environmentally sustainable gold’
  • International labour standards more important than ever, says ILO
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3'16"

News in Brief 15 February 2019

  • Desert camp aid delivery provides relief to desperate Syrians
  • South Sudan alert as sexual violence surges: UN human rights office
  • Philippines human rights defender arrested on libel  
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News in Brief 14 February 2019

  • No child in Europe should be Stateless, says UN agencies
  • Pope urges IFAD to continue on its ‘humble’ path
  • Saying NO to child marriage
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News in Brief 13 February 2019

  • No improvement in workers’ conditions, despite drop in unemployment rate
  • UN experts condemn Chechnya LGBT attacks
  • 2019 World Radio Day focuses on promotion of dialogue, tolerance and peace
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News in Brief 12 February 2019

  • Smartphone listener guidelines unveiled to prevent growing levels of hearing loss
  • Thousands flee fresh violence in South Sudan’s Equatoria State
  • Automatic braking guidelines will reduce crashes, says UNECE
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News in Brief 11 February 2019

  • Engaging women and girls in science ‘vital’ for achieving sustainable development goals
  • Food for millions in Yemen at risk of rotting in key Red Sea port
  • Judicial independence under threat in Nigeria, warns UN rights expert
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News in Brief 8 February 2019

  • UN committed to helping Venezuelans amid growing needs: aid agencies
  • Rapid spread of Lassa fever in five African countries is ‘concerning’: UN health agency
  • Violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine state
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News in Brief 7 February 2019

  • Myanmar constitutional reform ‘a positive development’
  • Yemen: Food available, not accessible
  • UN rights chief ‘concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing
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News in Brief 6 February 2019

  • UN Chief calls for an end to Female Genital Mutilation
  • Nearly two-thirds of children at risk of ‘vicious cycle of poverty’
  • Largest ever UN humanitarian convoy reaches remote Syrian settlement
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