News in Brief

News in Brief 15 January 2018

Security Council makes unannounced visit to support Afghan peace efforts

The Security Council carried out an unannounced three-day visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to lend support to the country’s efforts to restore “peace and stability”.

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News in Brief 12 January 2018

“We must have an agreement” on migration, says Assembly President

Agreement must be reached by the nations of the world on a comprehensive global compact on migration, said the President of the General Assembly on Friday.

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News in Brief 11 January 2018

Migration “powers economic growth”, needs “global response”: Guterres

Migration is a positive force for global economic growth, which helps reduce inequality, conflict and misunderstanding.

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News in Brief 10 January 2018

“Diligent” support needed to reintegrate former rebels in Colombia

Former rebel fighters in Colombia need “diligent and thorough” support from the UN and all parties with a stake in the country’s ongoing peace process.

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News in Brief 09 January 2018

Vulnerable Rohingya children living in “appalling conditions”: UNICEF

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News in Brief 08 January 2018

Millions of children vaccinated against measles in Somalia

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News in Brief 05 January 2018

UN allocates $50m in emergency humanitarian funding for Yemen

The UN relief chief announced the biggest-ever allocation of emergency funds to war-torn Yemen on Friday, to help deal with the country’s worsening humanitarian crisis.

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UN Guidelines to train cabin crews to identify and report human trafficking

According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), 40.3 million people were victims of forced labour and modern slavery in 2017.  The 2016 Global Report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (

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News in Brief 03 January 2018

Loss of life in Iran protests deplored by UN chief

A wave of anti-Government protests which have taken place across Iran have left more than 20 dead, according to news reports, leading the UN chief to deplore the loss of life.

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News in Brief 02 January 2018

Hundreds seek refuge around UN camp in CAR

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