Yemen’s cholera epidemic may be levelling off, says WHO

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has dropped for the first time as efforts continue to resist the nationwide epidemic that UN agencies have described as the world's worst outbreak.

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Central DRC region has become "a landscape of horror": UN Human Rights chief

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News in Brief 25 May 2017 – (PM)

African nations among world’s largest host of refugees, says UN chief

African nations are among the world’s largest and most generous hosts of refugees, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his message to commemorate this year’s “Africa Day.”

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News in Brief 24 May 2017 – (PM)

Health of Palestinian prisoners in Israel deteriorating from hunger strike

As a mass hunger strike by Palestinians in Israeli prisons enters its 38th day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is raising the alarm over the “significant deterioration” of the health of participants.

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News in Brief 23 May 2017 – (PM)

Attacks against civilians, UN in Mali aim to undermine peace efforts

The current wave of indiscriminate attacks against civilians, government and international forces in Mali aims to undermine efforts to bring peace and stability to the West African country.

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News in Brief 19 May 2017 – (PM)

Syria talks end on schedule in Geneva, to resume in June

Talks to help resolve the Syrian conflict have ended on schedule in Geneva, where UN negotiator Staffan de Mistura said he was satisfied that some progress had been made, and that there had been “less rhetoric”.

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News in Brief 10 May 2017 – (PM)

Billions at stake in more sustainable oceans: UNCTAD

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News in Brief 22 March 2017 (PM)

UN “gravely concerned” at serious rights violations across Libya

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News in Brief 16 March 2017 (PM)

Abrupt funding cuts undermine impact of longer-term reform efforts: UN

Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts, a Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General has said.

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“Life-threatening” conditions persist for children in Haiti: UNICEF

There are “still children whose lives are threatened” three months on from the devastating hurricane which hit Haiti, according to the UN Children’s Fund, (UNICEF).

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