News in Brief

News in Brief 19 May 2022

  • Afghanistan: UN’s Bachelet urges rethink on dissolution of rights body
  • COVID-19 cases stabilize, deaths continue downward trend, says WHO
  • Concerns over violence against children in Pacific nation of Kiribati
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3'3"

News in Brief 18 May 2022

  • Latest climate data from 2021 shows several records broken
  • Mozambique wild polio outbreak confirmed
  • ILO-UNICEF report urges closing of social protection coverage gap
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3'29"

News in Brief 17 May 2022

  • Mexico’s 100,000 ‘disappeared’ is a tragedy, says UN rights chief Bachelet
  • COVID-19 outbreak in DPRK sparks UN rights office warning over impact on population
  • UN refugee agency chief Grandi highlights dangers for LGBTIQ+ on international day
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2'41"

News in Brief 16 May 2022

  • WHO and UNICEF urge improved access to assistive products
  • Guterres deplores deadly ‘vile’ racist attack in Buffalo, NY
  • South Africa conference to speed up action to end child labour by 2025
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2'41"

News in Brief 13 May 2022

  • Ukraine: Concerns growing for TB and HIV patient care
  • Top rights expert to report on Maldives’ efforts to reintegrate foreign fighters
  • All countries united in push for greater space security at UN-led talks
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4'35"

News in Brief 12 May 2022

  • Russia in spotlight over Ukraine atrocities as Human Rights Council meets
  • UN chief adds voice to condemnation Al Jazeera journalist killing
  • UN health agency ‘committed’ to helping DPR Korea after first admitted COVID-19 outbreak
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2'37"

News in Brief 11 May 2022

  • Ukraine war has ‘inflamed’ food, energy and finance crisis: Guterres
  • 4.8 million jobs lost in Ukraine since Russian invasion: ILO
  • Pledging conference on oil tanker in Yemen
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3'15"

News in Brief 10 May 2022

  • Ukraine: UN human rights office probe highlights civilians’ harrowing plight
  • Afghanistan’s hunger crisis is deepening, action is needed now, warns WFP
  • Sri Lanka: Bachelet urges restraint, dialogue as violence escalates
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2'49"

News in Brief 9 May 2022

  • Ukraine: UN chief begins solidarity tour of Moldova to meet refugees and host families
  • Ethiopia’s worst drought in 40 years may derail gains in maternal and newborn health
  • Space talks get under way to manage new threats to global security
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4'12"

News in Brief 6 May 2022

  • UNICEF highlights devastating mental health dangers for Ukraine children
  • Already reeling from COVID-19, Africa now at risk from Ukraine escalation
  • World food prices fall slightly in April after previous month’s spike
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4'3"