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News in Brief 5 June 2023

  • World must ‘work as one’ to end plastic pollution: Guterres
  • Foot on the “social justice accelerator” as labour market inequalities deepen: ILO
  • UN pilots reconstruction projects in Ukrainian cities
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News in Brief 2 June 2023

  • Time running out to save Myanmar’s Rakhine from hunger and disease post-Cyclone Mocha
  • Nicaragua crackdown on dissent must stop: OHCHR
  • Regulation needed to curb use of AI for surveillance, disinformation: rights experts
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News in Brief 1 June 2023

  • Over 1,500 children killed or injured in Ukraine; UN concerned over forced transfers
  • Celeste Saulo becomes first woman to lead UN climate agency
  • WHO launches database on drug dependence and risks
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News in Brief 25 May 2023

  • Africa Day: UN chief calls for international solidarity to realize continent’s potential
  • Half of Sudan’s population need humanitarian aid
  • Children in east Asia and Pacific most threatened by climate shocks
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News in Brief 23 May 2023

  • Cyclone Mocha: urgent funding needed in Myanmar and Bangladesh as hunger, diseases loom
  • Gaza: over a fourth of patients at UNRWA health centres need mental health support
  • Ghana peacekeeper named UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year