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Myanmar peace process and heroin production interlinked: UNODC

Helping regions in Myanmar which are wracked by conflict move away from opium production is good for the economy and will help solidify the country’s peace process.

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Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.

News in Brief 26 October 2017 (PM)

50,000 Iraqi civilians affected by fresh offensive against ISIL in Iraq: OCHA

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News in Brief 20 October 2017 (PM)

Peacekeepers wounded in Central African Republic 

Two UN peacekeepers were wounded following clashes with so-called anti-Balaka fighters who attacked a town in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Thursday.

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News in Brief 18 October 2017 (PM)

UN chief heads for CAR “to strengthen international support for peace”

Against a backdrop of growing violence and communal tension, the UN chief announced on Wednesday that he’s heading to the Central African Republic “to strengthen international support for peace”.

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News in Brief 16 October 2017 (PM)

Take “coordinated steps” to prevent violence over Kirkuk, urges UN chief

The Iraqi government and Kurdish authorities need to take “coordinated steps” to prevent violence across the governorate of Kirkuk, said the UN chief António Guterres on Monday.

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Scalable solutions critical to reducing violence against children

Ramya Subrahmanian attended the high-level event on Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals for Children: Collective Actions and I

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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 06 October 2017 (PM)

Nobel prize for group opposing nuclear weapons, praised by UN chief

The announcement on Friday that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to an international group campaigning to abolish nuclear weapons reminds the world of the “catastrophic risk” they pose.

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News in Brief 03 October 2017 (PM)

Scale-up aid to Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh: UN officials

Two senior UN officials are calling for scaled-up assistance to support thousands of people who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past six weeks.

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