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News in Brief 20 May 2019

  • Italy proposal to fine migrant rescue boats condemned by human rights experts
  • Ebola threat still ‘very high’ in DRC, warns WHO chief
  • On World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator populations
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Forced pregnancy in Italy violated ‘woman’s human right to health’, UN experts rule 

The Italian Government violated a woman’s “human right to health” after a law which denied her the right to refuse fertility treatment she had previously agreed to, “led her to undergo a forced pregnancy”, the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) said on Wednesday. 

News in Brief 06 December 2017 (PM)

“No Plan B” for Middle East Peace Process: UN chief

The UN Secretary-General has reiterated his belief that there is “no alternative” to the two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians.

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International community must remain united to address global challenges, stresses Italian leader

Stressing that terrorism and violent extremism continue to cause much suffering around the globe, Paolo Gentiloni, the President of the Council of Ministers of Italy, called for broad collaboration among countries as well as regional and global organizations to successfully tackle the threat

Paris summit explores solutions to migrant crisis

The challenge for political leaders attending a summit on migration hosted by France on Monday will be to give people options other than having to trust smugglers, the UN has said.

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News in Brief 25 July 2017 (AM) – Geneva

One in two African children on the move do not want to go to Europe: UNICEF

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UN agency seeks $421M to support alternatives for refugees, migrants crossing to Europe

The United Nations refugee agency today appealed for about $421.2 million to help improve protection of refugees and migrants crossing the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea, and to back European countries working to assist asylum seekers.

News in Brief 18 July 2017 (PM)

International community urged to avert repeat of CAR crisis

The international community is being urged by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator to “sustain support” for the Central African Republic or CAR.

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (PM)

At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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News in Brief 26 May 2017 – (PM)

Dynamics in Middle East creating explosive environment: Mladenov

The complex dynamics on the ground in the Middle East region are creating an explosive environment.

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