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China hails human rights progress amid calls to close detention camps

China has pledged to eradicate poverty in rural areas by 2020 during a scheduled United Nations review of the country’s human rights record, amid concerns over the alleged arbitrary detention of religious and ethnic minorities there.

News in Brief 19 September 2018

  • 1 in 3 children in disaster and conflict hit countries not in school – UNICEF report
  • Over 1 million affected by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines
  • UN health agency publishes its first ever ‘investment case’
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In Beijing, UN chief urges win-win collaboration between China and Africa for ‘the future we want’

Highlighting the economic and development progress made in China and Africa, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged them to unite their combined potential for peaceful, sustainable and equitable progress to the benefit of all humankind.

Deadly swine fever threatens Asia, UN agriculture agency warns, urging regional collaboration

The rapid onset of the deadly African Swine Fever (ASF) in China has been detected in areas a thousand kilometres apart – posing an imminent threat to other Asian countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Tuesday. 

News In Brief 04 July 2018

  • Mali facing ‘alarming’ rise in rights violations, warns UN expert
  • 'Deep concern' over Chinese rights activist’s health
  • Syria’s Yarmouk is a ‘hell-hole in utter ruins’: UNRWA
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News in Brief 06 June 2018

  • ‘First and very important step’ taken to allow return of Rohingya refugees
  • Massive scale-up of mental health resources needed to meet development targets
  • UN rights experts condemn China’s 5-year prison sentence for Tibetan activist
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In Beijing, Guterres commends China’s leadership on Global Goals, support for diplomatic solution on Korean Peninsula

During an official visit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Sunday met in Beijing with Xi Jinping, President of China, where he congratulated the President on his recent re-election. 

UN experts urge China to ‘immediately and unconditionally’ release human rights lawyer

Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standards, a group of United Nations rights experts has appealed to the Government for the lawyer’s immediate and unconditional release.

News in Brief 23 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Philippines urged to stop attacks and killings in anti-drugs campaign

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China, at UN Assembly, urges DPRK not to go ‘further along a dangerous direction’

There is still hope for peace, ‘and we must not give up’ on solving the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told world leaders at the United Nations today, while urging the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) not to go “further along a dangerous direction.”