Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Refugees, indigenous languages, Niger, Syria and Kyrgyzstan

Our top stories for Tuesday include: UN chief at refugee forum; eyes of the world need to be on Niger; International Year of Indigenous Languages closes; Strengthening minority rights in Kyrgyzstan; hostilities in Syria’s Idlib.

News in Brief 17 December 2019

  • World must ‘reboot’ approach to refugees: UN chief
  • Niger needs far ‘greater attention’ says deputy UN relief chief
  • Minority rights needs strengthening in Kyrgyzstan: UN expert
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Wednesday's Daily Brief: African youth pivotal to silencing the guns, UNHCR prize winner announced, street clashes in Iraq, Haiti humanitarian update

A recap of Wednesday's top stories: Kyrgyz lawyer honoured by UN refugee agency; Positive but realistic outlook in runup to Syria talks; Security Council debates how African youth can bolster peace; refugees in Mexico pursue innovative labor initiatives; UN laments violent clashes in Iraq; Roadblocks in humanitarian aid for Haiti.

Focus on people’s prosperity key to sustainable development, says Kyrgyz leader at UN Assembly

Noting that the only source of power in his country is its people, the President of Kyrgyzstan highlighted that the country’s path to sustainable development has a focus on ensuring the Kyrgyz peoples welfare and prosperity.

Envoy briefs Security Council on UN support to Central Asia

The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia (UNRCCA), Miroslav Jenča, briefed the UN Security Council

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Kyrgyzstan: UN calls for greater stability after peaceful presidential poll

United Nations officials today commended the people of Kyrgyzstan for their peaceful conduct of presidential elections yesterday, saying the polls were a demonstration of the people’s support for stability and urging political leaders in the Central Asian country to resolve disputes in accordance with the law.

Warning of lingering tensions, UN agency urges continued support for Kyrgyzstan

The United Nations refugee agency today called for continued support for southern Kyrgyzstan, noting that while the overall situation in the Central Asian nation is peaceful, tensions persist in some areas that suffered inter-communal violence last year.

Kyrgyzstan: UN and partners seek additional funds for humanitarian services

United Nations agencies and their partners in Kyrgyzstan have appealed for an additional $42 million to enable them continue providing humanitarian assistance to more 800,000 people affected by the unrest that rocked southern region of the country in June.

As stalemate continues, Ban appeals for peaceful end to Kyrgyz crisis

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called once again on all parties in Kyrgyzstan to restore constitutional order in a peaceful manner, as the crisis which saw the country’s President ousted amid violent protests last week continues.

Ban dispatches special envoy to Kyrgyzstan after violent uprising

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today dispatched a special envoy to Kyrgyzstan, which has been rocked by bloody unrest after demonstrations against the high cost of energy appear to have turned into an uprising against the Government.