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News in Brief 2 January 2020

  • UN envoy commends successful conclusion of Guinea-Bissau presidential election

  • UN kicks off 75th anniversary dialogues, everyone urged to ‘join the conversation’

  • Investing health works yields ‘triple dividend’, WHO chief says

 Two young children wait to collect water trucked in by UNICEF from other areas of the Middle East to Tal Tamer, Syria. (16 October 2019)
© UNICEF/Masoud Hasan

Monday’s Daily Brief: US formally announces climate accord withdrawal, young foreigners stranded in Syria, India toxic smog crisis, Ebola worker death shows frontline risks

A recap of stories this Monday: UN reaction to US Paris Agreement withdrawal; UNICEF urges repatriation of children stranded in Syria; Public health emergency in India’s New Delhi; Ebola health worker death in DR Congo shows deadly risks; Guinea Bissau crisis, Security Council update; UNEP campaign targets ocean microplastics.

Woman in Bissau in the run-up to legislative elections on 10 March.
Alexandre Soares

‘All efforts must be made’ to ensure peaceful elections for Guinea-Bissau, Security Council hears

Since the inauguration of Guinea-Bissau’s new Government in July, the political arena has been dominated by preparation for presidential elections, the assistant chief for UN peacekeeping operations in Africa told the Security Council on Tuesday, briefing members on the state of the nation, and the UN peacebuilding office there (UNIOGBIS).