News in Brief

News in Brief 13 June 2017 (PM)

Landmines exacerbate humanitarian crises, hinder response

The threats posed by landmines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices exacerbate humanitarian crises and hinder emergency responses.

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News in Brief 13 June 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Ukraine’s warring parties repeatedly fail to respect ceasefire agreements

“Daily ceasefire violations” in Ukraine have led to a significant rise in the number of people killed in the four-year conflict, the UN said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 12 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief expresses support, “admiration” for UNRWA following criticism

The UN Secretary-General expressed his concern on Monday over “recent public criticism” of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA).

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News in Brief 12 June 2017 (AM)

US$65 million needed to help aid DRC refugees fleeing into Angola

The UN and partners are appealing for US$65 million in emergency aid to help refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) fleeing across the border into Angola.

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News in Brief 9 June 2017 (PM)

UN condemns killing of three blue helmets in Mali

The killing of three peacekeepers in Mali has been condemned by the UN mission in the country, MINUSMA.

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News in Brief 9 June 2017 – Geneva

40,000 Raqqa children in line of fire as Syria fighting intensifies – UNICEF

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News in Brief 8 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief welcomes arms turn-over in Colombia

Recent progress in the implementation of the peace deal in Colombia is being welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.

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News in Brief 8 June 2017 (AM)

Iran parliament attack “barbaric and cowardly:” UN Security Council

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News in Brief 7 June 2017 (PM)

Digital multinationals expand and so does digital investment divide: UNCTAD

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News in Brief 7 June 2017 (AM)

Gender-related killings a form of arbitrary execution: UN human rights expert

A UN human rights expert is calling for gender-related killings to be recognized as a form of arbitrary execution.

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