News in Brief

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
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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 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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2'55"

News in Brief 17 September 2019

  • Justice for Myanmar generals is coming, rights experts insist
  • $50 million appeal for Ukraine households on contact line to keep winter at bay
  • World leaders should “take young people seriously” to fix planet’s climate crisis, says activist
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3'37"

News in Brief 16 September 2019

  • Ozone on track to heal completely in our lifetime
  • Thousands displaced in Asia Pacific
  • Sexual violence still going unpunished in South Sudan
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3'2"

News in Brief 13 September 2019

  • Monsoon rains flatten Rohingya shelters
  • 3.9 million in Mali need humanitarian help 
  • ‘Landmark’ malaria vaccine launches in Kenya 
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3'00"

News in Brief 12 September 2019

  • Guterres on West Bank annexation plan
  • Immunization gap statement-- UN Health Agency
  • Protestor rights in China/Hong Kong
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2'40"