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News in Brief 15 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

UN chief condemns “yet another” DPRK missile test

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News in Brief 13 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

States “reticent” at tackling global enforced disappearances crisis

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News in Brief 7 September 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Venezuela and Qatar to address Human Rights Council’s upcoming session

Senior representatives from Venezuela and Qatar are to address the Human Rights Council in Geneva, where it begins a new session on Monday.

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Disabilities needn't be a show-stopper, say performers

A deaf and partially sighted musical dance act from China is putting on a major show at the UN to convey a positive message about disability.

The name of the troupe is My Dream China Disabled People's Performing Art Troupe.

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News in brief 29 August 2017 (AM) - Geneva

Myanmar urged to open borders for all fleeing Rakhine violence

Access to communities in need of help in Myanmar’s Rakhine state remains “severely restricted” amid what the UN has called a “dramatic worsening” of the security situation there.

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War surgeon: I feel more at risk of death on front line

A leading war surgeon has spoken of the increasing risks associated with saving lives in combat zones and the need for governments to “muster the courage” to protect humanitarians.

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'Tourism is key to African growth if it is nurtured'

Tourism in Africa can reduce poverty but the industry needs help to resist challenges from conflict, climate change and health emergencies, the UN said on Wednesday.

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News in Brief 29 June 2017 (AM)

UNHCR warns against involuntary return of Nigerian refugees

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Youth “essential” in push for nuclear weapon-free world

Young people can help mobilize support for a nuclear weapon-free world by spreading the word through social media, according to the head of a UN partner organisation working to end nuclear testing.

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Yemen’s cholera epidemic may be levelling off, says WHO

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has dropped for the first time as efforts continue to resist the nationwide epidemic that UN agencies have described as the world's worst outbreak.

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