News in Brief 17 August 2017 (PM)

UN campaign stresses that civilians caught in conflict are #NotATarget

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News in Brief 24 July 2017 (PM)

UN chief ‘strongly condemns’ terrorist attack in Pakistan

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News in Brief 05 April 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Iraq condemns suicide bombings in Tikrit

The UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place in Tikrit, a city north of the capital Baghdad.

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News in Brief 21 March 2017 (PM)

“Political solution” is only solution to South Sudan crisis

A “political solution” is the only solution to the conflict and humanitarian crisis that has befallen the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan.

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“Absolutely devastating” situation for children in Iraq

The situation for children in Iraq has been described as “absolutely devastating” by the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

The agency says that ongoing conflict in the country is keeping two million young people out of school.

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“No safety” for women of Iraq

There’s “no safety for women” in Iraq, according to the founder of a network which operates underground shelters there for female survivors of abuse.

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Ban strongly condemns series of bomb attacks outside Baghdad mosques

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has deplored today’s apparently coordinated series of bomb attacks against five Shi’a mosques across Baghdad, the Iraqi capital, which have killed or injured dozens of people.

Secretary-General condemns rocket attack near UN premises in Baghdad

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the rocket attack that occurred near the United Nations compound in Baghdad''s International Zone today, killed two catering staff and injuring 15 others.

At ceremony for Baghdad victims, Ban renews pledge to protect UN staff worldwide

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today reiterated his pledge to protect United Nations staff around the world, as he met in Geneva with the families of the victims and survivors of the deadly 2003 terrorist attack on the world body's headquarters in Iraq.

Five years after Baghdad attack, UN remembers some of its ‘best and bravest’

The United Nations today honoured those killed and injured in the terrorist attack on the world body’s headquarters in Baghdad five years ago, at a solemn ceremony in New York that included a classical music piece composed in memory of the fallen.