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News in Brief 13 October 2017 (PM)

Yemen cholera cases top 820,000

The number of suspected cases of cholera in Yemen is now over 820,000, the United Nations said on Friday.

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The world needs ‘a true global partnership,’ Indonesia’s Vice-President tells UN Assembly

At the United Nations General Assembly today, Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, the Vice-President of Indonesia, underscored three points to achieve ‘Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet,’’ the theme of the 72nd session

News in Brief 26 May 2017 – (AM)

UN rights office condemns Gaza executions by “field military court”

The UN human rights office has condemned the execution of three men by Gaza authorities, accused of being involved in the 24 March murder of Hamas leader Mazen Al Faqhaa.

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News in Brief 22 May 2017 – (AM)

Libya needs urgent humanitarian aid as crisis deepens: UN

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UN experts urge Indonesia to free jailed politicians, repeal its blasphemy law

A group of United Nations human rights experts today urged the Government of Indonesia to review and repeal its blasphemy law following the recent conviction and imprisonment of the former governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.

Health care goals in Indonesia can be reached only if challenges addressed – UN expert

Indonesia is on track to develop a sustainable and equitable healthcare system, but problems related to access and quality of services persist, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health, Dainius Puras, said today.

Peacekeeper says women can “do much more” in UN peace operations

Women peacekeepers have the power to do “much more" in peacekeeping operations and also in encouraging post-conflict resolution.

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Building a bridge with Africa and beyond to end FGM

Encouraging the African diaspora to advocate for the rights of women and girls on the continent is among the goals of this year’s commemoration of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), observed on 6 February.

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