Farhan Haq

News in Brief 07 February 2018

  • More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan
  • World Urban Forum opens with call for “equal voice” for women in cities
  • “All-out assault on democracy” in the Maldives: UN human rights chief
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News in Brief 21 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief urges support for Caribbean countries hit by hurricanes

Caribbean countries need support to rebuild in the aftermath of recent devastating hurricanes and take effective action on climate change.

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News in Brief 20 November 2017 (PM)

UN chief “horrified” by reports of alleged slavery of migrants in Libya

The UN Secretary-General is calling for an investigation into reports of alleged slavery of migrant workers in Libya.

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News in Brief 26 October 2017 (PM)

50,000 Iraqi civilians affected by fresh offensive against ISIL in Iraq: OCHA

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News in Brief 23 October 2017 (PM)

Ending child marriage in West & Central Africa could take 100 years: UNICEF

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News in Brief 20 October 2017 (PM)

Peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic 

Two UN peacekeepers were wounded following clashes with so-called anti-Balaka fighters who attacked a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday.

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News in Brief 14 August 2017 (PM)

“Deep concern” for safety of Syrian civilians on Jordanian border

UN agencies expressed deep concern on Monday for the safety of nearly 50,000 Syrian civilians who have been stranded for months on the border with Jordan.

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News in Brief 25 July 2017 (PM)

UN deputy chief praises DRC for progress on issue of sexual violence

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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 17 July 2017 (PM)

UN “deeply concerned” for safety of civilians in Raqqa

The UN and the humanitarian community remain “deeply concerned” for the safety of people trapped in Raqqa city in Syria, the deputy UN spokesperson has said.

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