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Thursday’s Daily Brief: Somalia bombing condemned, as UN expert calls for more international help; Africa faces locust swarms; new leaders for UN atomic watchdog and top economic body

Our main stories today: senior UN officials condemn attacks on Somalia capital, and call for continued international support; the International Atomic Energy Agency and UN’s Economic and Social Council welcome new leaders; and the Food and Agriculture Organization warns of possible locust swarms in Horn of Africa and Yemen

News in Brief 25 July 2019

  • UN chief condemns deadly Somalia attacks on offices visited earlier by UN envoy
  • UN nuclear watchdog agency appoints interim chief, following death of Director General
  • Growing risk of locust swarms in Yemen and Horn of Africa
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UN agency ramps up effort to counter growing nuclear threat from cyberspace

As part of its efforts to strengthen nuclear security worldwide, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), announced on Wednesday that it has developed a training programme designed to protect facilities from the growing threat of cyber-attacks.

UN agency ready to play 'essential role' in verifying DPRK nuclear programme

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) remains ready to play “an essential role” in verifying the status of North Korea’s nuclear programme as international talks aimed at denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula continue, the agency’s chief said on Monday.

Breakthrough drone-powered mosquitos: “absolutely no impact” on other species

A technological breakthrough, whereby radiation-treated mosquitos are released by drone to limit the spread of diseases such as malaria and Zika, will not have any damaging effect on other wildlife.

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News in Brief 15 January 2018

Security Council makes unannounced visit to support Afghan peace efforts

The Security Council carried out an unannounced three-day visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to lend support to the country’s efforts to restore “peace and stability”.

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News in Brief 29 December 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the recent exchange of prisoners and detainees in eastern Ukraine.

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News in Brief 30 October 2017 (AM)

Tuberculosis remains world’s “top infectious killer”: WHO

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News in Brief 05 October 2017 (AM)

Experts, UN agencies meet to fight poor nutrition in obese people

Three UN agencies have come together this week to tackle what they describe as the “double burden” of malnutrition.

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News in Brief 04 October 2017 (AM)

UN migration agency launches US$120 million appeal for Rohingya refugees

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