Arab region

News in Brief 23 July 2020

  • COVID threats and opportunities for Arab region: Guterres
  • Temporary Basic Income proposal: UNDP
  • School funding boost for 900,000 youngsters
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Coronavirus pandemic threatens to plunge millions in Arab region into poverty and food insecurity

COVID-19 will be responsible for pushing a further 8.3 million people in the Arab region into poverty, according to a new policy brief issued on Wednesday by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).

UN project highlights cost of violence against women in Arab Region

A new UN project is highlighting how estimating the cost of violence against women in the Arab region can be an effective way of addressing this fundamental human rights violation.

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Putting people at the centre of humanitarian operations

How can the world’s neediest people be best served?

That's what humanitarians and diplomats have been discussing at a meeting at the UN in New York, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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Conference addresses human rights in the Arab region

Combatting terrorism while also respecting human rights is one of the aims of a two-day conference taking place in the Arab region.

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