News in Brief

News in Brief 28 February 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief “extremely disappointed” by denial of access to Taiz

The UN relief chief Stephen O’Brien has said he’s “extremely disappointed” by rebel fighters’ refusal to allow aid into Taiz city in Yemen.

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News in Brief 28 February 2017 (AM)

Conflict continues to hamper humanitarian response to South Sudan famine

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News in Brief 27 February 2017 (PM)

“Inconsistent progress” in Kosovo: UN mission chief

There has been “inconsistent progress” in recent months over talks to diffuse tensions regarding Kosovo, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008.

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News in Brief 27 February 2017 (AM)

Human rights fundamental to “the future we want” and reaching SDGs

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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (PM)

Tighter rules needed to combat air pollution, UN experts urge

Countries have a duty to strengthen legislation that prevents and controls exposure to toxic air pollution, UN human rights experts have urged.

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News in Brief 24 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Israeli soldier’s sentence for shooting “excessively lenient”: UN

The punishment handed down to an Israeli soldier found guilty of shooting dead a wounded Palestinian is “excessively lenient”, the UN Human Rights Office said on Friday.

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News in Brief 23 February 2017 (PM)

UN launches global campaign to rid oceans of plastic

A global campaign has been launched by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to rid the world’s oceans and seas of plastic.

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News in Brief 23 February 2017 (AM)

Security essential to reinvigorating South Sudan “bread basket”

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News in Brief 22 February 2017 (PM)

The forced relocation of the Palestinian Bedouin community in the West Bank is “unacceptable and it must stop”, the UN Humanitarian Aid Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory has urged.

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News in Brief 22 February 2017 (AM)

Global UN-backed trade agreement enters into force

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