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News in Brief 23 May 2018

  • Ebola outbreak puts DR Congo on an ‘epidemiological knife-edge’
  • UN raises alarm at ‘substandard’ housing in South Korea
  • International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
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South Korea leads developed nations in household debt, UN expert warns

Despite being the world’s 11th largest economy, a significant number of South Koreans are living in “substandard” housing, faced with rising rents they can no longer afford, a United Nations rights expert said on Wednesday, noting that the country now leads developed nations in levels of household debt.

UN ready to discuss ‘possible forms of support’ to further inter-Korean peace efforts

Secretary-General António Guterres has said that the United Nations stands ready to discuss “possible forms of support” to further inter-Korean talks over denuclearizing the Peninsula, and working towards a lasting peace.

News In Brief 27 April 2018

  • UN chief salutes “courage and leadership” of DPRK and Republic of Korea
  • Innocent civilians caught in crossfire as violence surges: South Sudan mission chief
  • Concern rises for thousands living in and around besieged Palestinian camp in Syria
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News in Brief 03 January 2018

Loss of life in Iran protests deplored by UN chief

A wave of anti-Government protests which have taken place across Iran have left more than 20 dead, according to news reports, leading the UN chief to deplore the loss of life.

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News in Brief 19 July 2017 (PM)

Least-Developed “still lagging behind” on SDGs, “despite some progress”

The world’s Least-Developed Countries (LDCs) are “still lagging behind” on the timetable for sustainable development outlined in the so-called Istanbul Programme of Action “despite some progress.”

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UN food relief agency provides assistance to 140,000 people affected by flooding in northern DPRK

The United Nations food relief agency has delivered food assistance to more than 140,000 people in the north of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), where they have been affected by some of the worst floods in recent history – and expressed concern about their continued vulnerability as an extremely cold winter is approaching and major food losses are expected.

UN Gender Focus: gender equal world, refugees and "comfort women"

“Step it up” for a gender-equal world, urges UN Women chief

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Japan needs to do more on “comfort women” deal with South Korea

Japan’s agreement to settle a long-standing dispute with South Korea concerning wartime sex slaves needs to do more for the victims, a UN rights panel said Monday.

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Patience “not a virtue”, says new Human Rights Council president

Ending human rights abuses in Syria and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) are just two of the key priorities of the upcoming UN Human Rights Council session, its new president said on Wednesday.

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