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UN Catch-Up Dateline Geneva - Cyprus talks, shipwrecks, Central African Republic alert, UNFPA funding cuts

UN Catch-Up takes us from talks over the divided eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, to the deadly stretch of water that separates North Africa from Europe, scene of a particularly disturbing migrant shipwreck this week.

We’ll also hear an alert from UNICEF in the Central African Republic over ongoing violence that’s leaving youngsters vulnerable to exploitation – and a warning from the UN agency for sexual and reproductive health, over the devastating consequences for women, girls and their families from the UK’s $180 million funding cut.

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News in Brief 29 April 2021

  • I’ll fight for every Cypriot, says UN chief, as informal talks end
  • UNFPA regret over UK $180 million funding cut
  • Hostilities flare in NE Syria forcing 20,000 to flee Qamishli city
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UN chief pledges to fight for all Cypriots, as impasse remains

UN Secretary-General António Guterres pledged on Thursday that he would continue to represent the interests of all Cypriots in future talks on the divided Mediterranean island, as an informal effort to break the impasse ended, without finding common ground.  

News in Brief 27 April 2021

  • UN chief ‘realistic’ about Cyprus informal talks in Geneva
  • Key workers need more protections in COVID era: ILO
  • Myanmar expert appeals for junta head to honour ceasefire pledge
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UN chief ‘realistic’ at start of fresh bid to resolve Cyprus stalemate

A fresh United Nations-led bid to seek to resolve decades of tensions in Cyprus began in Geneva on Tuesday, with Secretary-General António Guterres “realistic” about the chances of making progress, his Spokesperson said.

News in Brief 26 April 2021

  • Mass vaccination bid unveiled by UN and partners
  • Cyprus delegates head to Geneva for fresh talks
  • UN stands with Iraqi hospital blaze victims and families
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UN brings Cyprus leaders together, mulling future talks on divided island

The leaders of the divided island of Cyprus have met in the capital Nicosia, in an  encounter convened by the United Nations, the Secretary-General’s Good Offices Mission in Cyprus said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 4 November 2020

  • Libya’s warring parties meet to discuss practical measures for ceasefire 
  • UN brings Cyprus leaders together, mull future talks on divided island 
  • UN chief urges inclusive dialogue in Ethiopia amid ethnic attacks 
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Cyprus committed to resuming peace talks

President Nicos Anastasiades of Cyprus stands ready to resume talks on the reunification of the island nation, the UN General Assembly heard on Thursday. 

Policing a 50-year rift: the UN Mission in Cyprus

The United Nations has been involved in the divided island of Cyprus for more than half a century.

Conor Lennon asked Elizabeth Spehar, head of the UN Mission in Cyprus, to explain why the UN is still needed on the island.

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