News in Brief 12 October 2018

  • Violent clashes in eastern DRC undermining Ebola response
  • Australia urged to evacuate offshore processing facilities amid suicides and mental distress
  • 833 children released from armed group in North-East Nigeria
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Start nurturing your mental health ‘at an early age’ urges UN chief

Worldwide, it is estimated that one in five adolescents experience mental health challenges, though most remain underdiagnosed and undertreated. Marking Mental Health Day on Wednesday, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is focusing on the psychological well-being of young people aged 10 to 14, to stave off conditions that can impact their lives deep into adulthood.

News in brief 5 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

More than 5,000 civilians killed in Yemen as UN’s Zeid renews call for international probe

The humanitarian crisis is the worst in the world in Yemen where there’s little hope of a negotiated end to hostilities soon.

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News in Brief 27 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief meets with US foreign committee representatives

The importance of “positive” US engagement at the United Nations was among topics on the agenda during talks between the UN Secretary-General and members of the House Foreign Affairs committee in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 31 May 2017 (AM)

The UN Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned Wednesday’s “indiscriminate suicide attack” in the capital, Kabul, which has left dozens dead and more than 300 injured.

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Marking day to prevent suicide, UN stresses that people of all ages can be at risk

With one person taking their own life every 30 seconds, the United Nations is marking World Suicide Prevention Day today by appealing for bolstered efforts to stem suicide rates among people of all ages.

UN envoy tells Arafat words not enough to end terror; calls attacks 'murder'

One day after meeting with the Israeli Foreign Minister to express sympathy in the aftermath of "cruel and despicable" suicide bombings, the top United Nations envoy in the Middle East held talks today with Chairman Yasser Arafat, telling the Palestinian leader that there was an urgent need for action to stop such terrorism.

Middle East: Reacting to Jerusalem attack, UN envoy repeats condemnation of terrorism

Reacting to the latest suicide bombing in Jerusalem, the senior United Nations envoy to the region reiterated the world body's longstanding condemnation of terrorism.

Middle East: UN envoy condemns latest suicide attack against Israeli civilians

The United Nations Special Envoy for the Middle East Peace Process has denounced the latest suicide bombing against Israeli civilians in Petah Tikva.

Annan condemns latest suicide bombings in Israel

Reacting to the latest spate of suicide bombings in Israel, the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today once again voiced his strong condemnation and abhorrence of such acts.