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Governments must re-think their role in Syria conflict: UN rights investigator

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, UN Commission of Inquiry investigator Karen Abuzayd  describes the main findings of the panel’s latest report, which highlights that war crimes have likely been committed by all sides, in the more than seven-year war.

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Latest world hunger report an ‘alarming signal’ says senior UN economist

More people were hungry in 2017 than at any time over the previous decade, according to the latest edition of the annual flagship UN report State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World.  Cindy Holleman, a senior economist with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and one of the lead authors of the study, spoke to UN News’ Yasmina Guerda about the key findings of the report.

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People of Burundi are living in fear, says rights investigator

One third of Burundi’s population is in need of humanitarian assistance amid ongoing and dire human rights violations there including summary executions according to Francoise Hampson, member of the UN Commission of Inquiry. Ms. Hampson spoke to UN News's Daniel Johnson after the publication of the panel’s latest report into the Great Lakes country.

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News In Brief 05 September 2018

  • Top UN official in Iraq calls for calm following Basra fatalities
  • Burundi Government involved in summary executions: UN investigators
  • A quarter of the world’s adults are inactive
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Mass deportation from Algeria of migrants highlighted by UN human rights panel

Algeria’s reluctance to address its violent past has meant that it has “stepped back” on basic human rights, the UN Human Rights Committee said on Thursday, in Geneva.   José Manuel Santos Pais, member of the Human Rights Committee, spoke to UN News on the committee's report on Algeria.

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News In Brief 26 July 2018

  • People with HIV at higher risk of losing jobs –UN report
  • DR Congo: UN Mission faces growing expectations as resources continue to shrink
  • Forced eviction in Kenya’s Kibera settlement ‘a gross violation’ of human rights
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‘Prevention crisis’ is hampering global HIV response, warns head of UNAIDS

Complacency over HIV and AIDS has created a “prevention crisis” that risks destabilizing efforts to reach the key 2020 target of fewer than 500,000 new HIV infections per year, the head of the UN agency in charge of fighting the pandemic warned on Wednesday.

Forests: A ‘safety net’ for poor rural people, says UN agriculture official

One-in-five people around the world count on forest products for food, income and nutritional diversity – generating more than $88 billion in income, according FAO’s State of the World’s Forests 2018, launched on Friday.

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Millions denied citizenship due to ideas of national, ethnic or racial ‘purity’: UN rights expert

Ideologies which define nationality as being determined by ethnicity or bloodline are denying millions of people of their right to citizenship, a UN expert has charged.

Mine action is at ‘the nexus’ of peace, security and development: UN official

Despite international efforts, the number of people killed or injured by landmines and other explosive hazards has risen following years of decline, the Security Council heard on Friday.