Peace and security

News in Brief 14 October 2020

  • Afghanistan: aid teams deployed to assess impact of fighting 
  • Progress in tackling tuberculosis at risk from COVID crisis 
  • Talks begin to resolve disputed Lebanon-Israel maritime border 
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News in Brief 23 September 2020

  • Impact on workers of COVID-19 is ‘catastrophic’: ILO 
  • Mali: independent rights expert calls for ‘immediate release’ of former officials detained during coup  
  • South Sudan’s ‘epic’ corruption is preventing country’s peaceful future
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News in Brief 6 July 2020

  • Pope Francis echoes UN Security Council call for ceasefire
  • 4.5 million doses of COVID-beating drug secured for poorer nations
  • Countries should reject ‘mad or bad’ approach to mental health, says expert
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News in Brief 29 November 2019

  • Violence in DR Congo Ebola hotspot leaves people ‘caught in crossfire’
  • Iraq: Guterres, Bachelet express concern at continued protester deaths
  • UN-appointed panel urges Colombia to do more to stop human rights defender murders
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Some progress made towards security in Mali, but still a long way to go, Security Council hears

Some progress has been made towards restoring peace and stability in Mali as outlined in a fragile 2015 peace deal, yet sustainable peace developments are not happening fast enough, the Security Council heard on Tuesday. 

News in Brief 25 September 2019

  • Lawlessness and impunity, as clashes continue in Libya
  • Earth’s oceans and frozen spaces paying price for ‘taking the heat of global warming’
  • Global green ‘New Deal’ needed, to achieve SDGs by 2030
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News in Brief 23 September 2019

  • Climate Action Summit warns of ‘glaring’ gap in emissions commitments
  • Syria: UN chief announces progress on Constitutional Committee
  • Sign language protects ‘linguistic identity and cultural diversity’ of all users, says UN chief
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News in Brief 18 September 2019

  • UN and Red Cross chiefs unite for call to end use of explosive weapons in cities
  • Cameroon stresses commitment to tackle Boko Haram (#HRC42)
  • Mediterranean diet ‘must be protected and promoted’ for global well-being, says UN food agency
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‘Exciting and potentially defining’ moment for Sudan, with people ‘taking power back’, says top UN Adviser

With Sudan so much at the centre of the whole “volatile” Horn of Africa region, its political fate will have major “implications for a number of other quite vulnerable” neighbouring countries, according to the UN’s Special Adviser on the country. Nicholas Haysom, was recently in New York, and in an interview with UN News, spoke about how “resolving the Sudanese crisis would generate stability” for the entire region. 

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Women’s under-representation in disarmament discussions should be key talking point 

In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, Renata Dwan - Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and report author Renata Hessmann Dalaqua - explain why this traditionally male-dominated area, has been slow to change. 

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