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News In Brief 08 August 2018

  • Secretary-General shows solidarity with Japanese nuclear bomb victims
  • Gaza fuel restrictions must end to avoid major crisis
  • UN Special representative for Iraq briefs Security Council on Basra tensions
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In Tokyo, UN chief expresses full support for US-Japan dialogue with North Korea

At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the ongoing talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as well as Japan’s renewed initiative of dialogue with the country.

Security Council debates DPRK nuclear issue

The Security Council has been discussing what the UN Secretary-General calls one of the longest standing and most serious issues facing the international community: denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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News in Brief 10 April 2017 (AM)

UN agencies support Yemen polio campaign

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News in Brief 05 April 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Iraq condemns suicide bombings in Tikrit

The UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place in Tikrit, a city north of the capital Baghdad.

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News in Brief 6 March 2017 (AM)

Haiti recovery plan needs strong support

Countries are being urged to support a nearly US$3 billion plan to help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew, the deadly storm which hit the island nation last October.

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News in Brief 15 February 2016 (AM)

WFP to continue assisting thousands in eastern Ukraine

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News in Brief 13 February 2016 (AM)

UN chief condemns DPRK ballistic missile launch

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News in Brief 1 February 2017 (PM)

Ukrainian children face life-threatening cold as fighting escalates

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Story of “Japan’s Schindler” shows how one can make a difference

A Japanese diplomat who rescued 6,000 Jewish families fleeing Nazi persecution in Lithuania showed how one person can make a difference, Cellin Gluck, the Director of a movie entitled "Persona Non Grata" has said.

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