News in Brief

News in Brief 1 October 2019

  • Athens urged to fast-track asylum-seekers amid crisis over island shelters 
  • ‘Sixth straight year’ of at least 1,000 deaths in the Mediterranean 
  • Plunge in Russians’ alcohol consumption linked to ‘dramatic’ rise in life expectancy 
Audio -
3'32"

News in Brief 30 September 2019

  • Yemen prisoner release boosts hopes of peace at last for war-weary civilians 
  • First group of vulnerable refugees evacuated from Libya to Rwanda 
  • International Day recognizes pivotal role of multilingualism for peace  
Audio -
2'55"

News in Brief 27 September 2019

  • Human Rights Council agrees on fact-finding mission to Venezuela
  • Brutal violence in northern Nigeria forces thousands into Niger
  • Zimbabwe must act quicker on democratic vision, urges UN-appointed independent expert
Audio -
3'51"

News in Brief 26 September 2019

  • Afghan civilians must be spared bloodshed, UN mission urges warring parties (UNAMA)
  • UN child protection panel issues blueprint to tackle online sex offenders
  • Critical WHO supplies arrive in Sudan to manage cholera outbreak
Audio -
3'42"

News in Brief 25 September 2019

  • Lawlessness and impunity, as clashes continue in Libya
  • Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’
  • Global green ‘New Deal’ needed, to achieve SDGs by 2030
Audio -
3'47"

News in Brief 24 September 2019

  • Second Ebola vaccine for DRC is welcome, says UN health agency
  • Nigeria must act to stop housing crisis and forced evictions: rights expert
  • Harassment of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong must end, say experts 
Audio -
2'56"

News in Brief 23 September 2019

  • Climate Action Summit warns of ‘glaring’ gap in emissions commitments
  • Syria: UN chief announces progress on Constitutional Committee
  • Sign language protects ‘linguistic identity and cultural diversity’ of all users, says UN chief
Audio -
3'11"

News in Brief 20 September 2019

  • Migrant shooting in Libya, ‘irrefutable’ proof it’s not safe, say agencies
  • Refugee safety a priority amid rising xenophobic attacks in South Africa
  • In Yemen, record 12.4 million food-insecure people receive food assistance
Audio -
3'30"

News in Brief 19 September 2019

  • Despite progress in childbirth safety, one woman or baby dies every 11 seconds
  • ‘Disproportionate and indiscriminate Taliban attack’
  • Dozens of countries need food assistance
Audio -
2'50"

News in Brief 18 September 2019

  • UN and Red Cross chiefs unite for call to end use of explosive weapons in cities
  • Cameroon stresses commitment to tackle Boko Haram (#HRC42)
  • Mediterranean diet ‘must be protected and promoted’ for global well-being, says UN food agency
Audio -
2'55"