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News in Brief 27 June 2022

  • UN chief urges all nations to save the ocean at key conference in Portugal
  • Ukraine Donbas situation ‘dire’ and deteriorating: OCHA
  • Women at far greater risk of sexual violence than men from climate change: Bachelet

News in Brief 23 May 2022

  • Bangladesh flooding leaves 1.5 million children at risk: UNICEF
  • Global jobs market recovery is going into reverse, warns ILO
  • UN rights chief Bachelet begins official visit to China
  • Nepal responsible for rape and execution of 16-year-old girl, says rights panel
IOM 2021/Paula Bonstein

News in Brief 10 May 2022

  • Ukraine: UN human rights office probe highlights civilians’ harrowing plight

  • Afghanistan’s hunger crisis is deepening, action is needed now, warns WFP

  • Sri Lanka: Bachelet urges restraint, dialogue as violence escalates



International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (19 June 2020) 
Sexual violence in conflict is a brutal crime, mainly perpetrated against women and girls, but also affecting men and boys. 
It reverberates throughout communities and societies, perpetuating cycles of violence and threatening international peace and security. 
As the COVID-19 pandemic rages through regions of the world that are affected by armed conflict, survivors confront even greater challenges.  

UNDP Syria

News in Brief 19 May 2020

  • Syria’s warring parties agree to resume talks in Geneva, says UN envoy

  • Bachelet leads appeal for help for South Sudan survivors of sexual violence

  • China urged to lift charges against Tibetan minority human rights defender

Syria, Al-Hasakah Governorate, 12 October 2019, hostilities in north-eastern Syria are leading tens of thousands of people to flee their homes.
WFP/Alan Ali

Wednesday’s Daily Brief: Iraq protests, ‘historic’ Syria talks, Chile pulls out of COP25, Guinea-Bissau, South Sudan, new nuclear watchdog chief

A recap of Wednesday’s stories: new Syria talks begin in Geneva; Chile pulls out as host of major climate conference; UN calls for national talks to break cycle of violence in Iraq; UN chief voices ‘serious concern’ over Guinea-Bissau political crisis; IOM suspends South Sudan Ebola screening; UN atomic watchdog appoints new leader.