UN General Assembly

News in Brief 11 October 2017 (AM)

International Day spotlights challenges and opportunities facing girls

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New UN relief chief relays voices of displaced to world leaders

Displaced people in Africa’s volatile Lake Chad region have an urgent request to the international community: we need your protection.

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Time to repair “a world in pieces” and create peace: UN chief

“We are a world in pieces” that needs instead to become a “world at peace.”

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News in Brief 21 June 2017 (PM)

UNAMA “doing all it can to contain political tensions” in Afghanistan

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Ocean Conference to see action on sea pollution, fish stock depletion

Tackling challenges such as marine pollution and dwindling fish stocks will top the global agenda next week when Heads of State, civil society representatives and the private sector convene at UN Headquarters to spur action to improve the state of the world’s oceans.

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News in Brief 1 June 2017 (PM)

End of dispute between Somali leaders welcomed by UN

The end of a long-running conflict, which has been formally settled by the leaders of two central states in Somalia, was welcomed by the head of the UN Mission to the country on Thursday.

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UN chief says “no time for complacency” in global AIDS fight

There is no time for complacency” in the fight against AIDS, the UN Secretary-General warned in his latest report on halting and reversing the global epidemic.

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News in brief 1 May (AM)

“Moderate” Asia-Pacific economic growth faces risks from “global uncertainty”

“Moderate” projected growth this year in the Asia-Pacific region faces risks from “rising protectionism and global uncertainty.”

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Racial profiling an ineffective attempt at justice: rights expert

Although more than 170 countries have ratified a UN treaty against racial discrimination, the problem still persists and has taken on some “very insidious contemporary forms.”

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Slavery last great “unmentionable” that shaped the world: historian

Slavery is the last great “unmentionable” that has profoundly shaped every corner of the world although it happened centuries ago, the Director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture has said.

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