News in Brief

News in Brief 17 January 2016 (PM)

Push to restore Yemen truce and address country’s humanitarian crisis

Efforts are being made by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen to encourage parties to the conflict to restore April’s cessation of hostilities and address the country’s “dire” humanitarian situation.

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News in Brief 17 January 2016 (AM) – Geneva

Appeal to Iran over death row prisoner

The proposed execution of a prisoner sentenced to death in Iran when he was a minor must not be allowed to go ahead, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 16 January 2017(PM)

Iran nuclear accord marks significant milestone: UN

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News in Brief 16 January 2017(AM)

UN launches guide on how to address violent extremism in prisons

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News in Brief 13 January 2017 (PM)

Agreement reportedly reached on restoring Damascus water supply

Agreement has been reached, according to  reports, on restoring running water to around 5.5 million people living in and around the Syrian capital, Damascus.

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News in Brief 13 January 2017(AM)

Courage of Haiti earthquake survivors praised by UN

The courage “determination and dedication” of those who survived the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti seven years ago, has been praised by the UN.

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News in Brief 12 January 2017(PM)

“Clear need for continued action” over crisis in Lake Chad Basin

There is a “clear need for continued action” to try and end the humanitarian crisis in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin where around 10.7 million people are in need of emergency aid, up from nine million six months ago.

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News in Brief 12 January 2017(AM)

Vaccination drive to protect 4 million Nigerian children gets underway

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News in Brief 11 January 2017(PM)

“Military progress” in Mosul slowed by civilians-first policy of Iraqis

“Military progress” in the battle to retake Mosul from ISIL terrorist forces in Iraq has been slowed down by an Iraqi military decision to protect civilians as much as possible.

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News in Brief 11 January 2017 (AM)

Major concern expressed for migrants as winter freeze continues

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