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News in Brief 24 August 2023

  • Climate adaptation, sustainable development funding ‘a matter of justice’: Guterres
  • End impunity for Myanmar military’s crimes against Rohingya: UN rights chief
  • Japan’s Fukushima water release: IAEA continues safety review
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News in Brief 23 August 2023

  • ‘End slavery’s legacy of racism’: UN chief
  • Greece: Rights experts condemn “racist violence” against asylum-seekers

  • UNEP touts wastewater’s untapped potential for climate solutions

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News in Brief 22 August 2023

  • Afghanistan’s Taliban responsible for revenge killings, torture of officials
  • DRC: Millions face hunger as funding dries up: WFP
  • Generative AI likely to augment rather than destroy jobs: ILO
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News in Brief 21 August 2023

  • UN chief honours survivors of terrorism working for peace
  • Hurricane Hilary update: UN weather agency on ‘widespread’ US floods
  • Sudan: UN deplores intensified fighting, displacement in Kordofan states
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News in Brief 18 August 2023

  • Niger: Türk calls for immediate restoration of constitutional order
  • Cape Verde: UN support activated after deadly boat accident
  • A scorching ‘new normal’ as world buckles under extreme heat: WMO
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News in Brief 17 August 2023

  • Aid worker casualties show no sign of abating in 2023: OCHA
  • WHO summit aims to unlock power of traditional medicine through science: Tedros 
  • Somalia: FAO works to protect vulnerable communities from potential flood of the century
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News in Brief 16 August 2023

  • Africa can become new force in global supply chain: UNCTAD
  • Libya: UN Mission calls for end to deadly Tripoli violence
  • Haiti: dangerous makeshift sites spell more suffering for displaced: IOM
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News in Brief 15 August 2023

  • Sudan: Humanitarians urge immediate action for peace and aid access 
  • Afghanistan: on Taliban takeover anniversary Türk advocates for human rights 
  • Jordan’s new cybercrime law unduly restricts freedom of expression: OHCHR
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News in Brief 14 August 2023


  • ‘Indiscriminate’ Russian attacks in southern Ukraine on the rise: UN humanitarian official

  • Disability rights threatened by bad working conditions for carers: independent expert

  • Five-day cholera vaccination campaign to prevent outbreaks in drought-stricken Somalia: WHO, UNICEF