News in Brief

News in Brief 28 February 2018

  • UN chief calls for “immediate and unconditional release” of abducted Nigerian schoolgirls
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2'26"

News In Brief 27 February 2018

  • 30-day cessation of hostilities in eastern Ghouta “a question of life and death”
  • UN calls for “unconditional release” of missing Nigerian schoolgirls
  • Situation in Myanmar “beyond the comprehension of many outsiders”
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3'20"

News In Brief 26 February 2018

  • UN chief calls Rohingya plight a “clear example of ethnic cleansing”
  • UN High Commissioner for Human Rights condemns “slaughterhouses of humans”
  • Investigation launched into alleged sexual abuse at UN Mission in South Sudan
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4'49"

News in Brief 23 February 2018

  • Special Envoy for Syria reiterates urgent need for ceasefire in eastern Ghouta and Damascus
  • Human rights commission collects evidence to hold 40 South Sudanese officials accountable for crimes against humanity
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3'30"

News in Brief 22 February 2018

  • UN report details violations of right to freedom of expression in South Sudan
  • FAO calls for decent agricultural jobs for Africa’s youth
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3'12"

News in Brief 21 February 2018

  • Syria crisis: UN chief “deeply alarmed” over besieged Eastern Ghouta
  • Data key to achieving SDGs: UN deputy chief
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3'25"

News in Brief 20 February 2018

  • UNICEF has “no words” to describe barbaric acts in East Ghouta
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2'55"

News in Brief 19 February 2018

  • Latin America and Caribbean “pioneers” in asylum rights: UN refugee chief
  • Tonga state of emergency after powerful cyclone: OCHA
  • UN labour chief urges fair treatment for migrant workers
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4'05"

News in Brief 16 February 2018

  • “Fatal journeys” for migrant children
  • Nine killed in smugglers’ truck accident
  • Mother of stillborn baby is released from 30-year “aggravated homicide” sentence
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2'51"

News in Brief 15 February 2018

  • Decline in Afghan civilian casualties but targeted killings increase: UNAMA
  • UN chief expresses “profound sadness” at mass shooting in Florida school
  • “Individualized, supportive care” is key to healthy childbirth: WHO
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3'17"