News in Brief

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News in Brief 1 December 2022

  • Legacy of slavery ‘reverberates to this day’ says UN’s Guterres
  • FAO appeals for $1.9 billion to reach 48 million people next year
  • Africa’s advances in maternal, infant mortality face setbacks: WHO
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News in Brief 29 November 2022

  • Large parts of world drier than normal in 2021, warns WMO
  • UNCTAD urges more shipping industry investment in sustainability
  • Uganda’s refugee response ‘bursting at the seams’, warns UNHCR
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News in Brief 28 November 2022

- WHO recommends adopting ‘mpox’ for monkeypox  - ‘Critical opportunity’ to strengthen Biological Weapons Convention  - UN Women launches advice for protection of women rights defenders in migration settings 
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25 November 2022 News in Brief

  • Afghanistan: Taliban treatment of women may be crime against humanity  

  • Tigray: High hunger levels despite stepped-up aid – WFP 

  • Biological weapons discussions must reflect our changed world 

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24 November 2022 News in Brief

  • UN Human Rights Council backs call for probe into Iran crisis
  • Nearly 40 million children ‘dangerously susceptible’ to growing measles threat
  • Racial discrimination panel calls for Xinjiang rights violation probe