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Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency tracks Arctic fires

In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the “war on drugs” in the Philippines; and UN weather agency tracks fires…in the Arctic.

News in Brief 12 July 2019

  • UN’s Guterres condemns ongoing airstrikes on Syria’s hospitals, medical workers
  • UN human rights office alarm over death sentences for 30 men in Houthi-held Sana’a
  • Human Rights Council session votes to probe Philippines’ deadly ‘war on drugs’
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Friday’s Daily Brief: electronic hopes and fears, Security Council elections, updates from Libya, Syria, Australia and the Philippines

Wrapping up this week, our top stories are: how new technologies are a "vector for hope" and "source of fear", according to UN chief Guterres; new members at the Security Council; the plight of migrants in Libya; war rules violations in Syria; human rights in Australia and the Philippines.

UN rights experts call on Philippines Government to halt ‘unacceptable attacks’ on Victoria Tauli-Corpuz

False claims levelled at the UN expert on the rights of indigenous peoples by her own Government in the Philippines, “are without grounding in fact or law” and must cease immediately, said a statement issued by a group of her fellow experts on Wednesday.

UN chief lauds Philippines’ ‘landmark achievement’ on setting up transition authority in Bangsamoro

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Philippines on Friday for establishing a government body to push forward the formal creation of an autonomous region.

UN chief condemns deadly terrorist attack on church in southern Philippines

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the deadly terrorist attack on a church in restive southern Philippines early Sunday, and has called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice

News in Brief 19 September 2018

  • 1 in 3 children in disaster and conflict hit countries not in school – UNICEF report
  • Over 1 million affected by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines
  • UN health agency publishes its first ever ‘investment case’
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News in Brief 18 September 2018

  • Myanmar crimes were worse than we expected, says UN investigator
  • 900,000 people affected by typhoon Mangkhut, say UN aid agencies
  • More countries should take in refugees after US decision to cut quota: UNHCR
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News in Brief 14 May 2018

  • UN Secretary-General ‘profoundly alarmed’ over Gaza developments
  • Closure of North Korea nuclear test site will contribute to peace: UN chief
  • Remove activists, indigenous people from Philippines ‘terrorist’ list: UN experts
  • Sudan urged to halt execution of teen accused of murdering her husband
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UN rights chief denounces ‘unacceptable’ charges of terrorism by Philippine’s Duterte against UN expert

Flinging terrorism charges at a United Nations human rights expert is just one act in a litany of profane and inflammatory comments made by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte against the rapporteur, prompting the UN rights chief to questions the leader’s mental stability.