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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
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News in Brief 22 November 2022

  • Human rights chief Türk on Saudi Arabia executions  

  • Iran: 300 people killed in protests since 16 September – UN rights office  

  • UN chief urges action to stamp out violence against women 

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News in Brief 21 November 2022

  • Myanmar: Rights expert urges Korea to play ‘enhanced leadership role’

  • WHO updates list of ‘priority pathogens’ including ‘Disease X’

  • 2021 global intellectual property filings reached new records: WIPO

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News in Brief 17 November 2022

  • UN Secretary-General welcomes renewal of Black Sea Grain Initiative
  • UN experts condemn Israeli attacks against Palestinian rights defender Issa Amro
  • Sea temperatures in parts of Pacific, three times global average: WMO
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News in Brief 16 November 2022

  • Sahel countries risk decades of armed conflict and displacement, warns UNHCR
  • UNICEF initiative to enhance countries’ climate resilience and disaster preparedness
  • Guterres calls on G20 delegates to embrace digital future for all
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News in Brief 15 November 2022

  • Ukrainian and Russian prisoners of war tortured and ill-treated: OHCHR
  • Call for immediate release of peaceful protesters in Iran
  • Climate extremes threaten food security in Latin America and the Caribbean: WFP
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