News in Brief 31 October 2017 (PM)

WHO reports progress in fight against hepatitis

A record three million people were able to obtain treatment for hepatitis C over the past two years.

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Migration, human trafficking major challenges in Libya: UN official

It is important to look at migration in Libya “not just as an internal problem, but as a regional issue.”

That’s according to Maria do Valle Ribeiro, deputy head of the UN mission in the country, UNSMIL.

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New chief at UN mission in Libya ready to work with the people

The newly appointed head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) says he is coming to the country to work with and for its people.

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UN remains “fully committed” to Libya, says Mission deputy

A grenade attack on a United Nations convoy in Libya will not shake the organisation’s commitment to the country, a senior UN official there said on Thursday.

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News in Brief 20 April 2017 (AM)

States struggling to keep pace with growing demand for higher education

Governments are struggling to keep pace with the growing demand for higher education, a new report by the UN Cultural Agency, UNESCO, has found.

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News in Brief 22 March 2017 (PM)

UN “gravely concerned” at serious rights violations across Libya

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News in Brief 2 March 2017 (PM)

Seven million Yemenis “don’t know where they will find their next meal”

Around seven million Yeminis “do not know where they will find their next meal,” according to the UN relief chief Stephen O’Brien, speaking on Thursday at the end of a fact-finding mission to the country.

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News in Brief 21 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Gaddafi regime trial “fell short of international standards”

The trial of members of the former Libyan government under Muammar Gaddafi was flawed and “a “missed opportunity for justice”, the UN’s human rights chief has said.

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UN and Africa: focus on ICC; Libya and ending FGM

Withdrawing from ICC undermines international justice: UN expert

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2017 “must be a year of decisions” for Libyan national solidarity

2017 “must be a year of decisions”, where political deadlock in Libya is broken in order to restore “basic services” to the people.

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