News in Brief

News in Brief 26 October 2020

  • Climate action: UN chief encouraged by Japan’s 2050 net zero pledge 
  • Libya: inclusive political forum relaunches, amid growing ‘sense of hope’ 
  • UN shocked and outraged over horrific attack on school in Cameroon 
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News in Brief 23 October 2020

  • Historic Libya ceasefire agreement
  • UN Day highlights need for COVID-19 ceasefire
  • Secretary-General condemns election-related violence in Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire
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News in Brief 22 October 2020

  • Pandemic highlights education as ‘public good and essential public service’ 
  • UN experts urge Thai government to allow peaceful protests 
  • WHO and Wikimedia Foundation expand access to trusted COVID information 
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News in Brief 21 October 2020

  • UN chief calls for end to reported police brutality in Nigeria 
  • UN urges people to #PledgetoPause before sharing online 
  • Mediterranean facing irreversible damage, unless urgent action is taken 
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News in Brief 20 October 2020

  • UN rights chief urges India to safeguard rights of NGOs, activists
  • Central Sahel humanitarian needs at 'breaking point': Guterres
  • UNHCR and partners to hold donor conference for Rohingya refugees
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News in Brief 19 October 2020

  • COVID-19 vaccine: UNICEF to stockpile more than half a billion syringes
  • Maintain coronavirus vigilance
  • Respect, ‘crucial’ says top UN official, following beheading in France
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News in Brief 16 October 2020

  • COVID-19: ‘little or no’ benefit from remdesivir: WHO 
  • An ‘airlift of hope’ for Yemen, UN envoy tells Security Council 
  • Bolivia: UN rights chief Bachelet renews call for free and fair elections  
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News in Brief 15 October 2020

  • Rape is monstrous but death penalty not the answer: UN rights chief 
  • Billions can’t wash hands properly, one billion at immediate COVID risk 
  • Rights experts urge UAE to halt repatriation of Yemeni nationals 
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News in Brief 14 October 2020

  • Afghanistan: aid teams deployed to assess impact of fighting 
  • Progress in tackling tuberculosis at risk from COVID crisis 
  • Talks begin to resolve disputed Lebanon-Israel maritime border 
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News in Brief 13 October 2020

  • COVID impacting health, food and work
  • Digital economy shift 
  • Cash boost for refugees in Iran
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