News in Brief

News in Brief 30 October 2020

  • Women the ‘driving force’ for peacebuilding in Colombia: Deputy UN chief 
  • Israel: Accountability call as illegal settlement approvals reach highest rate 
  • Kenya relief bid begins to avert hunger crisis among poor workers hit by COVID 
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News in Brief 29 October 2020

  • Tax unsustainable activities to reduce pandemic risks, experts urge 
  • Typhoon strikes central Viet Nam, aid agencies rush in emergency relief 
  • After nearly a decade away, La Niña weather system is back 
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News in Brief 28 October 2020

  • UN chief hails Republic of Korea’s vow to achieve carbon neutrality 
  • Rights experts decry Poland’s anti-abortion reform 
  • UN builds momentum for restoring forests in key decade for ecosystems 
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News in Brief 27 October 2020

  • Yemen’s children in desperate need: new food security assessment  
  • Health centres hit amid ongoing fighting in southern Afghanistan 
  • Open science up for all, urge UN agency chiefs, in call for common good 
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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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