News in Brief

News in Brief 12 March 2020

  • Countries free of COVID-19 must be better prepared
  • Yemen at ‘critical juncture’
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4'5"

News in Brief 11 March 2020

  • A decade of conflict in Syria 
  • Brazilian mountain farmers honoured 
  • Educate children in their mother tongue – UN expert 
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2'32"

News in Brief 10 March 2020

  • Flagship UN study shows accelerating climate change 
  • Nicaragua: after two years of crisis, more than 100,000 have fled 
  • Burundi heads to elections as rights concerns persist 
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3'39"

News in Brief 9 March 2020

  • ‘Yawning gender power gap’: UN chief
  • ‘Serious rights violations’ in Iran: UN rights expert
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News in Brief 6 March 2020

  • COVID-19: countries, businesses must protect people as virus spreads, urges UN rights chief 
  • Europe sees warmest winter on record – UN weather agency 
  • Americas first region to show more than 30 per cent of women parliamentarians – IPU  
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4'42"

News in Brief 5 March 2020

 - Tributes pour in for former UN chief Javier Pérez de Cuéllar

 - 290 million students out of school amid COVID-19 measures 

 - Lower food prices linked to coronavirus concerns 

 - Young women and girls ‘still most at risk from HIV’

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3'55"

News in Brief 4 March 2020

- Progress aside, world still a violent place for girls and women: UN report

- Iraq religious leaders working to prevent COVID-19 spread

- Countdown to end of Ebola underway in DR Congo 

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3'40"

News in Brief 3 March 2020

  • Myanmar doing too little to ensure return of displaced Rohingya, says UN refugee agency chief
  • No country is free from child sexual abuse, exploitation, UN’s top rights forum hears
  • Bright sparks help UN South Sudan mission curb global warming
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3'47"

News in Brief 02 March 2020

 - Seven UN agencies conduct cross-border mission to Idlib, Syria

- Syrians suffering 'unprecedented' levels of displacement: Commission of Inquiry

- Rights expert urges countries to repeal gender discriminatory laws

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News in Brief 28 February 2020

  • COVID-19: Risk now 'very high', but containment still possible
  • 'Mayhem' in Idlib as Turkey-Syria tensions escalate
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