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News in Brief 26 July 2023

  • UNESCO calls for global ban on smartphones in schools
  • UN calls on Uganda to repeal Anti-Homosexuality Act, condemns killings of Indigenous in Brazil
  • FAO: Rate of mangroves loss slowed in last decade
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News in Brief 25 July 2023

  • Yemen: UN starts high-risk operation to prevent catastrophic oil spill from decaying tanker
  • IAEA: Anti-personnel mines found in Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine
  • UN warns of looming disaster emergency in Asia-Pacific region
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News in Brief 24 July 2023

  • UN chief lends support to tackle global hunger.
  • Sudan: At least 435 children killed and 2025 injured says UNICEF
  • WHO: 20,000 deaths a year from drowning are ‘entirely preventable’ in Europe
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News in Brief 21 July 2023

  • UN expert demands end to mass detention and child separation in northeast Syria 
  • WHO warns of Dengue increase amidst changing climate patterns
  • WFP warns of ripple effects of Sudan across West and Central Africa
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News in Brief 19 July 2023

  • UN Secretary-General urges regulation of AI at inaugural security council meeting
  • Unitaid: Close to one million deaths by 2035 if TB prevention is not implemented.
  • UN Women team up with FIFA to promote gender equality
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News in Brief 18 July 2023

  • Health risks on the rise as heatwave intensifies across Europe: WMO

  • Child vaccination makes unequal post-COVID recovery across regions: WHO, UNICEF

  • More than 90 per cent of world’s women live in countries with large gender gap: UNDP, UN Women
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News in Brief 17 July 2023

  • Honour Mandela’s legacy by fighting for equality and justice, says UN chief
  • Russia: UN experts call for release of journalist Evan Gershkovich
  • Devastating violations against Indigenous Peoples’ rights must stop: Türk