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‘Old forms of intolerance are being rekindled,’ unilateralism re-emerging, Brazil warns at UN Assembly

The first Head of State to address the seventy-third general debate of the United Nations General Assembly, Michel Temer, President of Brazil, denounced the rising tide of isolationism, intolerance and unilateralism that was challenging international order.

Key Brazilian border crossing for Venezuela refugees reopens as asylum numbers pass last year's total

Some 117,000 Venezuelans have claimed asylum already this year — more than for the whole of 2017 — the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, after welcoming a decision by the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court to reverse the closure of the country’s border with its northern neighbour.

‘Economy is society’s servant, not its master,’ say UN rights experts, urging Brazil to put human rights before austerity

Marginalized groups suffer unduly harsh consequences due to Brazil’s economic policies of austerity, prompting United Nations rights experts to urge the Government to instead prioritize human rights.

News in Brief 03 August 2018

  • Fresh Yemen hospital attack raises risk of new cholera epidemic
  • Conflict in new Ebola outbreak zone of DR Congo exacerbates complexity of response: WHO
  • Brazil urged to refocus economic policies to avoid ‘harsh consequences’ on most vulnerable
  • UN refugee agency beefs up assistance to nearly 1 million displaced in Ethiopia
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News in Brief 30 July 2018

  • ‘Vile’ crime of human trafficking feeds on inequality and instability: UN chief
  • Key elections in Mali pass off in ‘a peaceful manner’, despite some violence and voter intimidation: UN Peacekeeping
  • Brazil police who shot dead teenage boy must face ‘impartial investigation’ – UN expert
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News in Brief 06 April 2018

  • UN human rights office appeals over Gaza demonstrations
  • Venezuela refugees in Brazil need help from international community: UN refugee agency
  • Prevention is key to avoid repeat of Rwanda genocide
  • Global health agency (WHO) prepares to turn 70  on 7 April
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UN-managed fund fights poverty and hunger across Global South

Three leaders in “South-South Cooperation”, together with $33 million in contributions, are helping 15 of the least developed countries in the world move ahead with achieving the 2030

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‘We need more diplomacy, more negotiating’ Brazilian President tells UN Assembly

The President of Brazil, the first Head of State traditionally to address the annual United Nations General Assembly’s general debate, pledged today that his country will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – reiterating that the nuclear powers undertake additional disarmament.

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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Indigenous and environmental rights under attack in Brazil, UN rights experts warn

Human rights experts from the United Nations and an inter-American organization have denounced attacks on indigenous and environmental rights in Brazil, expressing concern over a Congressional report that accuses the UN of being “a confederation of non-governmental organizations influencing Brazilian policy.”