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News in Brief 27 August 2019

  • Child labour case highlights ‘widespread’ abuse in Nepal: rights experts
  • DR Congo’s Goma passes key 21-day period without Ebola transmission: WHO
  • We must bring era of nuclear tests to an end, urges Guterres
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Consequences of nuclear testing are devastating and long-lasting: Kazakh Ambassador

For the  International Day Against Nuclear Tests UN News’s Elena Vapnitchnaia spoke to Ambassador Kairat Umarov, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the UN, on the impact of over 450 nuclear tests conducted in his country and Kazakhstan’s efforts to work with the wider international community on enhancing public awareness and education about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions. 

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Nuclear test ban treaty critical to global collective security – UN chief

Every effort should be made to bring a global treaty into force that prevents more countries from developing nuclear weapons, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said.

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: denuclea

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Strongest UN sanctions "in two decades" imposed on North Korea

The toughest sanctions regime “in two decades” has been imposed by the United Nations Security Council on the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK.

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Impact of nuclear tests observed on International Day

The ill-effects of nuclear testing in Kazakhstan are still being seen according to authorities, even though the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test site closed over 20 years ago.

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