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News in Brief 3 September 2019

  • UN begins Bahamas aid operation for Hurricane Dorian survivors
  • Nowhere safe to hide in Yemen: UN expert
  • Brexit could lose UK billions in exports - UNCTAD
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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.

UN expert warns of 'stark increase' in hate crimes across UK, post-Brexit vote

Sounding an alarm over a “stark increase” in hate crimes across the United Kingdom as well as “widespread discrimination” faced by ethnic minorities, a United Nations independent rights expert has called on the country to “comprehensively” combat racism and bias.

UN rights experts voice concerns about ‘structural racism’ in United Kingdom

United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concerns about racism rooted in the fabric of the United Kingdom’s society, given the disproportionate number of people of African descent and of ethnic minorities dying due to excessive use of force by State security.

News in Brief 12 April 2018

  • OPCW inspectors confirm ‘high purity’ toxic chemical used in Salisbury
  • In Security Council phone calls, UN chief expresses ‘deep concern’ over Syria
  • FAO Directer-General urges Asian and Pacific countries to ‘bring the fight’ against hunger ‘back on track’
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News in Brief 04 April 2018

  • Mine clearance a ‘matter of urgency’ in Syria: UNICEF representative
  • Salisbury attack lab results expected next week: chemical weapons body (OPCW)
  • CAR urged to investigate deadly attack on MINUSCA peacekeepers
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News in Brief 05 March 2018

  • WFP: Arrival of aid convoy in besieged Syrian enclave “a drop in an ocean of needs”
  • UN nuclear agency chief warns against failure of Iran deal
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Deal to reduce price of HIV treatment aims to save more lives

A life-saving medicine to treat HIV will now be made more widely available to millions of people in developing countries.

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UN must reform, ‘win our trust’ by proving it can deliver, UK leader tells General Assembly

The world is currently facing a raft of challenges “that test who we are,” the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom told the General Assembly, noting that while many, such as terrorism – which struck her country five times this year – did not recognize international borders, they could be addressed by a strong, agile United Nations that upholds global order and values

South Sudan female commander heads new hospital project

“Women are still a minority in most of the armed forces around the world; and in some ways, that is a privileged position.”.

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