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Amid continued suffering in Yemen, UN envoy welcomes reports of reduced violence

Addressing the UN Security Council on Friday, Martin Griffiths, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Yemen, said that although conflict continues to rage, he welcomed recent reports of reduced violence in the country.

'YouTubers’ putting a stop to intolerance on International Day

Ending intolerance means eliminating one of humanity’s “dark spots,” Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal, better known as YouTube hip-hop artist and musician, L-FRESH THE LION, told UN News on Friday, marking the International Day for Tolerance.

 He spoke with Natalie Hutchison of UN News about how is striving to take down cultural  barriers by drawing from his multinational background. 

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UN genocide adviser welcomes historic conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders

Friday’s historic conviction of two former Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia on genocide charges has been welcomed by the United Nations Special Adviser on the issue.

YouTube stars get creative at UN, to promote tolerance

Ending intolerance means eliminating one of humanity’s “dark spots,” said Sukhdeep Singh Bhogal, better known as YouTube hip-hop artist and musician, L-FRESH THE LION, in an interview with UN News on Friday, the International Day for Tolerance.

Artificial Intelligence raises ethical, policy challenges – UN expert

Digital solutions are transforming lives: Think of robots that help the elderly, a mobile phone app that identifies crop pests, or surgical robots in hospitals. These advances are all due to Artificial Intelligence and an extraordinary new era of machine learning.

UN condemns Syrian 'war on children' as up to 30 reportedly killed in clashes

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed alarm at reports that up to 30 children have been killed during recent violence in Al Shafa village, in eastern Syria.

News in Brief 16 November 2018

  • UNICEF adds voice to concerns over Rohingya return to Myanmar
  • Afghanistan alert – widespread drought affects 3.5m people
  • Libya hospital attack just one of a rising number, warns WHO
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South Sudan’s women caught up in ‘futile man’s war’ UN gender equality chief

The women of South Sudan are leading calls for political and militia leaders to honour the recent revitalized peace agreement, and end what they regard as a “futile man’s war”, the head of the UN gender equality agency, UN Women, told the Security Council on Friday.

Brexit poses ‘particular risk’ to British people in poverty: UN independent expert

Brexit – the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union – will drive more UK citizens into poverty unless the Government takes action to shield the most vulnerable, warned Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, in a damning statement released on Friday.

UNICEF welcomes Bangladesh statement that Rohingya will not be forced to leave

UN Children’s Fund UNICEF on Friday welcomed confirmation from the Bangladesh authorities that Rohingya refugees will not be returned to Myanmar against their will, amid reported ongoing rights violations there.