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News in Brief 4 January 2022

  • 70 per cent vaccination target must be met to ward off Omicron: WHO
  • Guterres ‘encouraged’ by commitment to prevent nuclear war
  • Fire rips into COVID treatment centre for Myanmar refugees
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UN chief ‘encouraged’ by first joint statement from key nuclear armed States 

The Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed a joint statement issued on Monday by five nuclear armed States on the prevention of nuclear war and the avoidance of the arms race. 

Austrian scientist prepares for entry into force of UN nuclear ban treaty

Scientists are being trained by a UN-backed organization in methods to monitor whether or not a nuclear explosion has taken place.

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