News in Brief

News in Brief 10 August 2017 (AM)

"Advancing peace” by advancing empowerment of women: Deputy UN chief

The UN deputy chief briefed the Security Council this Thursday on the “first-of-its kind” high level mission to Africa which she led last month, devoted to advancing the empowerment of women.

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News in Brief 09 August 2017 (PM)

Up to 25,000 civilians still trapped in Raqqa with no access to aid

Up to 25,000 people remain trapped inside the Syrian city of Raqqa, as a US-led coalition battles ISIL, or Daesh, terrorist fighters for control of what was once their self-declared capital.

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News in Brief 09 August 2017 (AM)

WFP welcomes US$1 million contribution to support Western Sahara refugees

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News in Brief 08 August 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Recovery in Iraq's Mosul is a "tale of two cities" says top UN country coordinator

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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (PM)

“Window of opportunity” for Libya to emerge from crisis: UN envoy

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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Colombia ambushed, one police officer injured

The UN Mission in Colombia has confirmed that a team containing UN observers was ambushed over the weekend, while extracting explosives.

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News in Brief 04 August 2017 (PM)

UN projects positive yet low economic growth in Latin America and Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean will record “a positive, though still low” growth rate this year.

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News in Brief 04 August 2017 (AM)

IOM data shows rise in migrants deaths at US-Mexico border

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News in Brief 03 August 2017 (PM)

South Sudan protection force “on track”: UN peacekeeping chief

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News in Brief 03 August 2017 (AM)

Syria Commission of Inquiry calls for justice for Yazidis

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