Today's News

Syrian refugee offers sporting chance to others in exile

A refugee story with a happy ending, with news that a Syrian former champion wrestler has opened a sports centre in Egypt offering hope to others displaced from the war-torn country.

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News in Brief 27 December 2017

UN chief welcomes conduct of second round of presidential election in Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia.

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News in Brief 22 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

DRC violence fuels new displacement

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News in Brief 21 December 2017

UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia “pioneer” for international justice

A tribunal set up to try cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia has been described by the UN chief as “a pioneer” for international criminal justice.

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News in Brief 20 December 2017

More coherent and coordinated efforts needed to combat evolving threats to international peace and security, says UN chief

The world is witnessing an increase in the type of threats to international peace and security, the UN chief said today.

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News in Brief 19 December 2017 (PM)

Six aid workers missing in South Sudan after reports of armed clashes

Six relief workers in South Sudan, one international and five national, have been reported by the UN as missing since Sunday.

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News in Brief 19 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

UN rights chief Zeid in probe call after Israeli military shoot disabled protester

The fatal shooting by the Israeli military of a wheelchair-bound demonstrator from Gaza was a “wanton act” that merits an independent investigation, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 18 December 2017 (PM)

Mali: Blue helmet wounded by explosive device

A peacekeeper with the UN’s mission in Mali was slightly wounded when the vehicle he was in hit a suspected improvised explosive device.

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News in Brief 18 December 2017 (AM)

Make migration work for all: UN Secretary-General

Solidarity with the world’s 258 million migrants has never been more urgent, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday.

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News in Brief 15 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

South Sudan’s violence is a tragedy for children: UNICEF

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