Ending famine “completely achievable objective” says relief chief

Ending famine is “completely achievable” and is one of the big challenges that the new UN relief chief is looking forward to tackling during his time in charge of the global body’s humanitarian effort.

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News in Brief 28 September 2017 (AM)

45% of all abortions are “unsafe”: WHO study

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UN Gender Focus: Saudi Arabian women, human trafficking, and youth and development

UN chief: Saudi Arabian women’s right to drive “an important first step”

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News in Brief 27 September 2017 (PM)

UN chief welcomes Saudi Arabia decision giving women the right to drive

UN officials are welcoming Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the ban on women drivers.

The announcement was made on Tuesday and will come into effect in July 2018.

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News in Brief 27 September 2017 (AM)

UN rights chief “appalled” by mass execution in Iraq

UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said he is “appalled” at the mass execution of prisoners in Iraq over the weekend.

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Global education facing “learning crisis” warns World Bank

Millions of students in low- and middle-income countries face a “learning crisis” that is widening inequality, destroying opportunity and strangling economic growth.

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More action needed to combat climate change: environment chief

Recent hurricanes in the Caribbean, monsoon flooding in Asia and other weather-related disasters around the globe are an indication that the world needs to do more to address the impact of climate change.

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Deal to reduce price of HIV treatment aims to save more lives

A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing countries.

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News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis

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News in Brief 21 September 2017 (PM)

Invest more in policies that support childhood development: UNICEF

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