News in Brief 16 June 2020

  • Trade in many developing countries projected to ‘nosedive’, warns UNCTAD
  • Syrian refugees resort to ever more desperate measures to resist pandemic impact
  • Action needed now to avoid ‘hunger pandemic’ from COVID-19 in Latin America
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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June 2020) 
Sexual violence in conflict is a brutal crime, mainly perpetrated against women and girls, but also affecting men and boys. 

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News in Brief 15 June 2020

  • UN appalled by attack on civilians and humanitarians in Nigeria
  • Atomic agency launches initiative to prevent future pandemics
  • Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate
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COVID-19 and the World of Work: Policy Brief

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on Policy Brief: COVID-19 and the World of Work 

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News in Brief 10 June 2020

  • World facing food emergency, says UN chief in call for States to protect vulnerable
  • COVID-19 spotlights need for States to combat unfulfilled rights for all people, says UN-appointed expert
  • Zimbabwe: rights experts demand end to abductions and torture
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News in Brief 5 June 2020

  • Demonstrators in streets should protect themselves and others from COVID-19
  • May confirmed as warmest on record, CO2 levels hit new high despite COVID economic slowdown
  • Taking oceans for granted must stop for all our sakes: world’s fastest yachtswoman
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News in Brief 4 June 2020

  • Philippines drug campaign directive seen as ‘permission to kill’: UN rights office
  • Transformative actions urgently required to protect environment and human rights
  • FAO Food Price Index falls to 17-month low
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News in Brief 2 June 2020

  • Western Niger attack forces 1,100 people to flee, warns refugee agency
  • Western European COVID infections see steady decline: WHO
  • Address ‘appalling impact’ of COVID-19 on minorities, UN rights chief urges
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News in Brief 28 May 2020

  • COVID-19: African nations urged to remain vigilant as lockdown easing begins
  • UN migration agency IOM lauches $206 million Syria appeal
  • Rohingya refugees ‘stranded at sea’, warns IOM
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