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News in Brief 28 October 2019

  • Syria envoy urges prisoner release as Constitutional Committee prepares to start work in Geneva
  • ‘Multi-generational tragedy’ in Israel and Palestine demands political will for two-State solution
  • Egypt must end repression of protesters and rights defenders, UN experts decry
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Historic first, as Tolstoy’s War and Peace lands in Geneva, to mark international centenary

For the first time, part of the original manuscript of Tolstoy’s epic novel, War and Peace, has been unveiled amid tight security in Geneva, where it is the highlight of an exhibition helping to mark 100 years of cooperation between nations.

News in Brief 4 February 2019

  • Confidence-building measures continue in new Yemen prisoner-swap talks
  • Trade wars unlikely to benefit domestic Chinese/US manufacturing: UN report
  • UN Geneva’s Celestial Sphere set for a moving, sparkling restoration
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News in Brief 30 November 2018

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Syrian refugee offers sporting chance to others in exile

A refugee story with a happy ending, with news that a Syrian former champion wrestler has opened a sports centre in Egypt offering hope to others displaced from the war-torn country.

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1.8 billion tourists set to travel world by 2030

An estimated 1.8 billion tourists are expected to be on the move by 2030 and this could be a “disaster” or a long-lasting “opportunity” for the planet.

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News in Brief 22 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

DRC violence fuels new displacement

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News in Brief 15 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

South Sudan’s violence is a tragedy for children: UNICEF

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“Golden opportunity” to progress Syria peace talks missed: UN envoy

A “golden opportunity” has been missed to decide the future of Syria at the end of the latest round of UN-led talks in Geneva, veteran negotiator Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 12 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

$4.4 billion appeal launched for over 5 million Syrian refugees

A more than $4 billion appeal has been launched to support what one top UN official called on Tuesday “a lost generation” of Syrian refugees caught up in the ongoing conflict.

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