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News in Brief 18 January 2023

  • Ukraine war: no chance for serious peace negotiations yet, say UN chief
  • Middle East gripped by cycle of violence, Security Council hears
  • Small Island Developing States accelerate action to tackle preventable disease threat: WHO
Mereani and her children sitting on brick wall of what used to be their home in Fiji. Their house was just a few metres from the shoreline and suffered extensive damage during strong storm surges at the height of Cyclone Winston.

A matter of life or death: At COP26, vulnerable countries tell developed nations it’s time to keep their promise on climate finance

Massive floods, devastating wildfires, and rising seas – along with the countless lives they take and livelihoods they upend – are realities many nations are already facing. Voices from the front lines of climate change and its impacts were centre stage to start week two of COP26, which kicked off Monday in Glasgow with a focus on ‘adaptation, loss and damage’.

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News in Brief 4 October 2021

  • Climate change message of solidarity, as UN chief addresses UNCTAD15
  • Libya: War crimes likely committed since 2016, UN probe finds
  • Yemen: Children killed in Marib city flare-up