News in Brief

News in Brief 29 October 2019

  • India should ‘unlock’ freedom curbs in disputed Kashmir, urges UN human rights chief
  • UN confirms delivery of food aid to more than 300,000 vulnerable Syrians in troubled northeast
  • El Salvador’s ‘double burden’ of malnutrition and obesity is equivalent to 10% of GDP – WFP report
Audio -
3'14"

News in Brief 28 October 2019

  • Syria envoy urges prisoner release as Constitutional Committee prepares to start work in Geneva
  • ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands political will for two-State solution
  • Egypt must end repression of protesters and rights defenders, UN experts decry
Audio -
4'24"

News in Brief 25 October 2019

  • More than 140,000 displaced in northeast Nigeria   
  • UN rights chief orders probe into rights abuses in Chile   
  • New findings on treating malignant lung disease   
Audio -
3'26"

News in Brief 24 October 2019

  • "Historic" eradication of wild poliovirus strain
  • UN agencies and partners step up support to north-east Syria
  • Weather experts call for protection of life-saving radio frequencies

 

Audio -
3'38"

News in Brief 23 October 2019

  • New High-Level Panel to support millions internally-displaced
  • Safe and healthy working conditions still not upheld as universal human right
  • UN Environment campaign to help disappearing snow leopard thrive
Audio -
3'25"

News in Brief 22 October 2019

  • UN food agency reaches besieged Yemenis
  • Children killed and injured in ongoing Libya fighting
  • Turkish assault on northern Syria has ‘significant humanitarian impact’
Audio -
2'59"

News in Brief 21 October 2019

  • UN rights chief calls for "immediate dialogue" in Chile
  • Security Council visits South Sudan
  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees praises Zambia
Audio -
3'27"

News in Brief 18 October 2019

  • Amid ongoing fighting in north-east Syria, civilians continue to flee violence
  • Unprecedented flooding affects thousands of locals, refugees in South Sudan
  • Modern-day ‘farm slave’ rescue highlights pervasive human trafficking in Ukraine
Audio -
3'17"

News in Brief 17 October 2019

  • Record-high number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan: UN Report
  • Tuberculosis infections declining, but not fast enough among the poor
  • New labour research identifies strategies for tackling poverty and inequality
Audio -
3'22"

News in Brief 16 October 2019

  • New UN political mission in Haiti
  • Global cancer cases expected to spiral
  • End cycle of violence against rights defenders
Audio -
3'1"