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News in Brief 23 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Philippines urged to stop attacks and killings in anti-drugs campaign

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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (PM)

Deadly attack on blue helmet base in eastern DRC

Two peacekeepers have reportedly been killed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations said on Monday.

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News in Brief 04 August 2017 (AM)

IOM data shows rise in migrants deaths at US-Mexico border

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News in Brief 27 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief meets with US foreign committee representatives

The importance of “positive” US engagement at the United Nations was among topics on the agenda during talks between the UN Secretary-General and members of the House Foreign Affairs committee in the country’s capital on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 9 February 2017 (PM)

Somali president faces "formidable" set of challenges, international partners say

Somalia's new president faces a "formidable" set of challenges in meeting the expectations of the Somali people, the country's international partners have said.

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UN Gender Focus: LBTI people and High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

“Huge numbers” of LBTI people “killed and injured around the world”

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Obama phones Ban to discuss current crises and global affairs

United States President-elect Barack Obama has telephoned Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to discuss how to address current crises and strengthen the partnership between the US and the United Nations.

US military courts breach international obligations, UN rights expert warns

The Military Commissions Act (MCA) signed into law by President George Bush earlier this month violates the international obligations of the United States under human rights laws in several areas, including the right to challenge detention and to see exculpatory evidence, a United Nations expert on terrorism said today.

US pays $475 million to UN towards peacekeeping arrears

The United States today made another large payment in the amount of $475 million towards the payment of its peacekeeping arrears, a UN spokesman said on Monday.

Annan welcomes US approval of $582 million payment to UN for back dues

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today welcomed the decision by the States legislature to release over half a billion dollars for back dues owed by Washington to the United Nations.