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Myanmar companies bankroll ‘brutal operations’ of military, independent UN experts claim in new report  

Money earned by the Myanmar military from international and domestic business deals, “substantially enhances its ability to carry out gross violations of human rights with impunity” according to a report released on Monday by an independent United Nations group looking into military-business ties in the South East Asian country. 

More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan – UN mission

Some 300 child soldiers, including 87 girls, were formally released by armed groups in South Sudan, the United Nations mission in the country reported on Wednesday, calling on all stakeholders to support the young people on the journey back to their communities and help them build a future for themselves.

Liberia: UN mission farewell ceremony honours last departing police and military personnel

After 14 years of serving in the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), an official farewell ceremony was held on Tuesday in the capital, Monrovia, to honour the last departing Police and Military personnel serving there.

Military offensive in western Aleppo displaces thousands

Intense fighting continued on Monday in the western part of the Syrian city of Aleppo, putting hundreds of thousands of civilians at risk, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

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Assembly President strongly condemns 'attempted coup' in Honduras

General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto today deplored an "attempted coup" against the Government in Honduras, and called on all parties to resolve their differences through peaceful dialogue.

Security Council deplores recent government overthrow in Mauritania

The Security Council today condemned the recent overthrow of the Mauritanian Government by the country’s military and demanded the immediate release from detention of the national president and the restoration of democratic institutions.