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‘Continuing deterioration’ leaves Mali facing critical security level: UN expert

Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country.

News in Brief 29 September 2017 (PM)

Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica

Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced.

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“Sisterhood” needed as battle over women's rights intensifies: expert

Women are being urged by a UN independent expert to “open their eyes” and form a “real sisterhood” to counter the “alarming backlash” against women’s rights underway in many parts of the world.

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“Tax evasion industry shocking” says UN expert

Tax evasion across the world is “shocking” and costs governments some US$3 trillion every year, according to a UN independent expert.

Governments, especially in developing countries, rely on taxes to support economic and social development.

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“Hateful ideology” behind Paris terrorist attacks

The terrorists who carried out the multiple deadly attacks in Paris last Friday were promoting a “hateful ideology” according to a United Nations independent expert.

The attacks which left 129 people dead were claimed by the ISIL terrorist group, also known in Arabic, as Daesh.

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