Thursday’s Daily Brief: DR Congo warlord sentenced, Iraq protest latest, UN food outlook report, Syrian humanitarian update, tech and the food chain

A recap of Thursday’s UN News stories: ‘Terminator’ warlord handed 30-year sentence; UN chief calls for ‘meaningful dialogue’ in Iraq; Disease slashes global meat output; Hostilities in northeast Syria a grave concern; and how the Montreal Protocol is impacting the food chain.

News in Brief 7 November 2019

  • ICC sentences DR Congo warlord to 30 years
  • UN chief calls for ‘meaningful dialogue’ in Iraq to end wave of protests
  • Montreal Protocol in the food chain
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‘Violence, atrocities and impunity’ reign throughout Libya, ICC prosecutor tells UN Security Council 

Libya remains entangled in a “cycle of violence, atrocities and impunity”, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told the UN Security Council on Wednesday, nearly a decade since the Court began its work in the country.

News in Brief 23 January 2019

  • CAR militia leader transferred to International Criminal Court
  • UNICEF urges Sudan to protect children from violence
  • UN Chief calls on “bold, innovative ideas” from global digital tech leaders
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News In Brief 08 February 2018

  • Philippines, Venezuela focus of ICC preliminary examinations
  • Stay “one step ahead” of ISIL, UN counter-terrorism chief urges Security Council
  • FAO appeal aims to “restore” livelihoods in 26 countries fighting hunger
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News in Brief 19 July 2017 (PM)

Least-Developed “still lagging behind” on SDGs, “despite some progress”

The world’s Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) are “still lagging behind” on the timetable for sustainable development outlined in the so-called Istanbul Programme of Action “despite some progress.”

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News in Brief 14 June 2017 (PM)

Libya urged to “arrest and surrender” Saif Al-Islam Gadaffi to ICC

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News in Brief 17 February 2016 (AM)

UN underlines support for Pakistan after series of deadly terrorist attacks

The UN has underlined its support for Pakistan in the wake of a week of bloody terrorist attacks across the country.

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UN and Africa: focus on ICC; Libya and ending FGM

Withdrawing from ICC undermines international justice: UN expert

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Withdrawing from ICC undermines international justice: UN expert

Although five of the 10 cases currently being investigated by the International Criminal Court (ICC) involve African countries, this doesn’t mean that the court is targeting the continent.

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