News in Brief

News in Brief 14 May 2021

  • Rohingya refugees must not become ‘a forgotten crisis’ 
  • Preventing future animal-to-human pandemics 
  • Colombia: UN experts condemn peaceful protestor crackdown, urge impartial investigation  
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News in Brief 13 May 2021

  • South Sudan: UN humanitarian offical condemns killing of aid worker
  • UN labour agency ILO and partners tackle child labour in Iraq
  • Expert meeting to examine science and technology for COVID-19 response
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News in Brief 12 May 2021

  • Independent COVID probe urges overhaul of pandemic prevention
  • UN call for Middle East calm to avoid 'full scale war'
  • Businesses should stand up against Myanmar junta, experts urge
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3'4"

News in Brief 11 May 2021

  • 100 days into Myanmar coup, 'brutal' repression tactics continue
  • Killing of Yazidis was genocide says UN investigation team head
  • OHCHR call for new peace efforts in occupied Palestinian territory, Israel
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News in Brief 10 May 2021

  • 'Maximum restraint' needed over East Jerusalem violence: UN chief
  • Condemnation for Kabul school attack atrocity
  • Spotlight on lack of investment in farming across Sahel region: FAO
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3'4"

News in Brief 7 May 2021

  • COVID-19 spreading like 'wildfire' in India: UNICEF
  • Probe into Rio favella police operation that left 25 dead
  • Attacks force thousands to flee in Burkina Faso
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News in Brief 6 May 2021

  • COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver in US, hailed by UN chief
  • Maximize vaccines to avoid deadly 3rd wave in Africa - WHO
  • Latin America rights groups face growing threats, attacks: Bachelet
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3'10"

News in Brief 5 May 2021

  • COVID-19 pandemic preparedness hub to open in Berlin to promote transparency, early warning capability
  • 155 million faced acute food insecurity last year, with conflict the main driver
  • South Asia at breaking point as COVID infections spike: UNICEF
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3'23"

News in Brief 4 May 2021

  • El Salvador top court dismissals: human rights chief
  • UNHCR urges Europeans to show more solidarity with Mediterranean migrants
  • ‘Joy’ in South Sudan as schools reopen across country after 14 months - UNICEF
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News in Brief 3 May 2021

  • E-commerce’s dramatic rise fuelled by COVID-19 restrictions: UNCTAD
  • Press freedom 'a cornerstone of democracy' says UN chief
  • UN migration agency launches appeal to support COVID-19 shots in East Africa
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