News in Brief

News in Brief 31 August 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Cluster munition casualties almost exclusively in Syria

Casualties from cluster munitions doubled in the last year and civilians accounted for nearly all of the victims, the UN and civil society partners said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 30 August 2017 (PM)

Stop Syrians from “paying the price of political failure”: UN relief chief

The Security Council needs to find a way to stop the Syrian people from having to pay the dreadful price of political failure.

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News in Brief 30 August 2017 (AM)

UN Security Council strongly condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch

The UN Security Council issued a strongly-worded statement on Tuesday night condemning North Korea’s launching of a ballistic missile over Japanese airspace.

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News in Brief 29 August 2017 (PM)

Prevention “the priority” for sustaining peace: deputy UN chief

Measures which prevent conflict should be the priority for all Member States and the UN as they try to build a more peaceful world.

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News in brief 29 August 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Myanmar urged to open borders for all fleeing Rakhine violence

Access to communities in need of help in Myanmar’s Rakhine state remains “severely restricted” amid what the UN has called a “dramatic worsening” of the security situation there.

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News in Brief 28 August 2017 (PM)

“Ocean unites us”: UN General Assembly President on World Water Week

Safeguarding the ocean and meeting the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on life below water, needs an inclusive and integrated approach.

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News in Brief 28 August 2017 (AM)

UN chief committed to fighting anti-Semitism which is “alive and well”

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News in Brief 25 August 2017 (PM)

Children, families should be allowed to leave Raqqa: UNICEF Syria rep

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News in Brief 25 August 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Deadly Myanmar violence condemned by top UN coordinator

Deadly attacks on police outposts in Myanmar have been condemned by a top UN official in the country, who’s called on “all parties” to halt the violence.

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News in Brief 24 August 2017 (PM)

UN welcomes report on Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The United Nations has welcomed the release of a report on finding lasting solutions to the crisis in Rakhine State in Myanmar.

The western state has seen deadly clashes between Buddhist and Muslim communities.

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