News in Brief

News in Brief 25 September 2020

  • Give influenza vaccine to elderly and health workers first: WHO
  • Rights chief Bachelet warns over threat to protesters in Venezuela 
  • UN chief and UK premier announce December climate summit 
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News in Brief 24 September 2020

  • UN chief’s concern for mariners’ ‘humanitarian and safety’ crisis  
  • Flooding adds new danger to communities fleeing Sahel violence 
  • Colombia’s indigenous peoples ‘on threshold of genocide’ 
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News in Brief 23 September 2020

  • Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 
  • Mali: independent rights expert calls for ‘immediate release’ of former officials detained during coup  
  • South Sudan’s ‘epic’ corruption is preventing country’s peaceful future
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News in Brief 22 September 2020

  • Mozambique insurgency fuels fears of humanitarian crisis 
  • UN health agency insists that any vaccine it backs will be ‘absolutely safe’ 
  • WMO warns over lowest sea ice extent since record low in 2012 
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News in Brief 21 September 2020

  • UN’s Yemen negotiator calls for ‘courage’ to end fighting 
  • Spain ‘did not ensure that Down’s child’s school needs were met’, says UN panel  
  • UN’s ‘Global Conversation’ shows that people want the basics to tackle COVID 
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News in Brief 18 September 2020

  • Belarus debate in spotlight at Human Rights Council 
  • Syria: potential war crimes in Turkish-affiliated armed group areas  
  • Eastern Ukraine: UN humanitarian office sees signs of hope in ‘relative calm’ 
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News in Brief 17 September 2020

  • Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, catastrophic flooding’ in southern US states
  • Rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report
  • Historic UN Summit brings leaders together in first virtual General Assembly
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News in Brief 16 September 2020

  • Guterres speaks out in support of affordable COVID vaccine for all 
  • Ozone treaties ‘inspiring examples’ of political will: Guterres 
  • Venezuela abuses amounted to crimes against humanity: UN-appointed panel finds 
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News in Brief 15 September 2020

  • Record northern heat, fuels concerns over US wildfire destruction 
  • Concerns for Rohingya sea rescue survivors as three die after seven-month ordeal at sea 
  • Action needed now to protect world’s biodiversity - UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report  
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News in Brief 14 September 2020

  • Belarus concerns lead opening session of Human Rights Council
  • Global surge in attacks against journalists covering protests, says UNESCO
  • Support arrives for hundreds made homeless by Greek island refuge fires
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