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News in Brief 30 November 2020

  • UNHCR appeals for $147 million for up to 100,000 Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan 

  • COVID-19 threatens global progress against malaria, warns UN health agency 

  • UN rights office spotlights killings in Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua 


Papua New Guinea: UN mission in Bougainville extended through year's end

Eyeing the possibility of elections in Bougainville by the end of the year, the Security Council has agreed to a final six-month extension of the mandate of the United Nations mission there in order for it to finish tasks related to the implementation of the peace agreement between pro-independence groups and the Government of Papua New Guinea.