News in Brief

News in Brief 17 June 2020

  • I am my brother’s keeper, George Floyd’s brother tells UN rights body
  • Only one in 10 countries have effective measures against child poverty
  • US Supreme Court ruling on sexual orientation and gender identity ‘extremely positive’ – UN expert
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News in Brief 16 June 2020

  • Trade in many developing countries projected to ‘nosedive’, warns UNCTAD
  • Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact
  • Action needed now to avoid ‘hunger pandemic’ from COVID-19 in Latin America
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News in Brief 15 June 2020

  • UN appalled by attack on civilians and humanitarians in Nigeria
  • Atomic agency launches initiative to prevent future pandemics
  • Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate
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News in Brief 12 June 2020

  • UNICEF: funding shortfall affecting critical water, sanitation services in Yemen
  • Child labour gains since 2000 ‘could be wiped out by COVID’, UN warns
  • UNAIDS chief adds voice to call for COVID-19 vaccine to be a ‘global public good’
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4'5"

News in Brief 11 June 2020

  • Alarm over reported ‘pushbacks’ from Greece at EU border with Turkey
  • 108 million children forced to work in agriculture and rising, warns UN agency
  • Iconic Lake Geneva fountain returns to live-streaming after COVID-19 stoppage
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News in Brief 10 June 2020

  • World facing food emergency, says UN chief in call for States to protect vulnerable
  • COVID-19 spotlights need for States to combat unfulfilled rights for all people, says UN-appointed expert
  • Zimbabwe: rights experts demand end to abductions and torture
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News in Brief 9 June 2020

  • UN food agency ramps up aid to lockdown-hit Nigerians
  • DR Congo’s displaced face deadly consequences of chronic underfunding: UNHCR
  • DPR Korea: humanitarian concerns growing, says UN expert
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News in Brief 8 June 2020

  • Emergency funding announced for DR Congo amid new Ebola outbreak
  • ‘Once-in-a-generation’ chance to reset our link to world’s oceans: UN chief
  • Record levels of fish consumption show need for sustainable management: FAO
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3'16"

News in Brief 5 June 2020

  • Demonstrators in streets should protect themselves and others from COVID-19
  • May confirmed as warmest on record, CO2 levels hit new high despite COVID economic slowdown
  • Taking oceans for granted must stop for all our sakes: world’s fastest yachtswoman
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News in Brief 4 June 2020

  • Philippines drug campaign directive seen as ‘permission to kill’: UN rights office
  • Transformative actions urgently required to protect environment and human rights
  • FAO Food Price Index falls to 17-month low
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