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New UN report shows record number of children killed and maimed in conflict New York, July 31: A new UN report has found that 2018 was the worst year on record for children caught up in armed conflict; the year saw the highest numbers killed or maimed since the United Nations began monitoring the violation. 31-Jul-2019
Murder of Brazilian indigenous leader a ‘worrying symptom’ of land invasion New York, July 30: In the wake of the murder of indigenous leader Emrya Wajãpi in Brazil, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called on the country’s authorities to “react quickly and decisively” to protect the rights of indigenous peoples on their lands. 30-Jul-2019
Nigeria: Boko Haram terrorists attack a funeral, 65 killed Abuja, July 29: Suspected Boko Haram terrorists opened fire on a funeral in Nigeria's north-eastern state of Borno and left 65 people killed, media reports said on Monday. 29-Jul-2019
Hong Kong: Pro-democracy protesters defy police Hong Kong City, July 28: Thousands of pro-democracy protesters on Sunday defied a police ban and blocked major roads in Hong Kong on Sunday, media reports said. 28-Jul-2019
Senior UN officials call for return to sea rescues, after ‘the worst Mediterranean tragedy of this year’ New York, July 27: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, along with the heads of a number of UN agencies, expressed horror at Thursday’s reports that as many as 150 people may be dead after a boat they were traveling in capsized off the coast of Libya, making it the worst such tragedy in the Mediterranean this year. 27-Jul-2019
Despite ‘considerable progress,’ Somalia needs help tackling political, economic and rights challenges, says UN expert New York, July 26: Although Somalia has made “considerable progress” in its political, economic, social and human rights situation over the past six years, “there is much more to do,” a United Nations expert said on Thursday, urging the international community to assist. 26-Jul-2019
Indian origin Priti Patel is UK's new home secretary London, July 25 : Indian origin Priti Patel has been named British home secretary in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new government. 25-Jul-2019
Libya: Renewed commitment to Mediterranean rescues encouraging, but ‘overriding priority’ must be ‘lasting peace’, say UN officials New York, July 24: The heads of the two key UN agencies championing refugees and migrants have called for an end to their “arbitrary detention” across Libya, following an agreement on Tuesday by European Union countries to offer those fleeing across the Mediterranean a safe berth through a new distribution mechanism. 24-Jul-2019
UN peacekeeping in Mali boosted with addition of 250 UK troops New York, July 23 : The United Kingdom is to send a contingent of 250 troops to Mali next year, to support the UN’s peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSMA. 23-Jul-2019
Zimbabwe: Droughts leave millions food insecure, UN food agency scales up assistance New York, July 20: Severe drought has rendered more than a third of rural households in Zimbabwe – or around 3.5 million people – dangerously food insecure, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) revealed on Friday. 20-Jul-2019
Yemen: UN Envoy ‘guilty’ of optimistic hope that war is ‘nearing the end’ New York, July 19: With Yemen once again at a “crucial moment” the UN Special Envoy trying to facilitate peace there told Security Council members on Thursday that despite the dangers of being over optimistic, he could not help thinking the country could finally be “nearing the end of its war.” 19-Jul-2019
Emulate his example urges UN chief as world celebrates Nelson Mandela: a global advocate for dignity and equality New York, July 18: Nelson Mandela was an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should seek to emulate, Secretary-General António Guterres said marking the International Day that honours the iconic anti-apartheid campaigner, and South Africa’s first democratically-elected President. 18-Jul-2019
‘Severe’ new US asylum restrictions will put vulnerable families at risk, UN refugee agency says New York, July 17: Deeply concerned about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern land border of the United States, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has warned that the ‘severe’ measure will endanger vulnerable people in need of international protection from violence or persecution. 17-Jul-2019
Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge, says head of UN investigation team New York, July 16: The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (UNITAD), told the Security Council on Monday. 16-Jul-2019
DR Congo: Ebola case confirmed in Goma Goma, July 15: A case of Ebola has been reported from Goma city in DR Congo, officials said. 15-Jul-2019
Following discussions of possible US sanctions against Russia's state debt: Kremlin Moscow, July 12 : The Kremlin is closely following the discussion of possible US sanctions against Russia's state debt, but notes that the draft law still has to go through many stages, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday. 12-Jul-2019
Groundbreaking cancer-fighting drugs now included in updated UN list of essential medicines New York, July 10: The UN health agency, WHO, announced on Tuesday that dozens of new drugs have been added to the list of essential medicines that every country should have, including new cancer treatments that can be swallowed rather than injected. 10-Jul-2019
UN agencies welcome regional road map to help integrate ‘continuing exodus of Venezuelans’ New York, July 9: A new road map adopted by Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help better integrate refugees and migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela into new host societies, drew a warm welcome from two UN agencies on Monday. 09-Jul-2019
Syria: At least seven children killed in yet another airstrike New York, July 8: According to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), at least seven children were killed in an airstrike against displaced civilians on Saturday on the village of Mhambel, in the outskirts of Idlib, in northwest Syria. News reports state that over 20 civilians were killed in this attack led by Government forces using missiles and barrel bombs. 08-Jul-2019
Six children among 53 confirmed fatalities after Libya detention centre airstrikes: Security Council condemns attack New York, July 6: The toll from Tuesday’s reported airstrikes on a detention centre in the suburbs of Tripoli has risen to 53 dead and more than 130 injured among the “severely traumatized” surviving migrants and refugees, UN aid agencies said on Friday, reiterating their appeal to close all such facilities in the embattled country. 06-Jul-2019
Pay packet inequality growing worldwide, says new UN report New York, July 5: Top earners around the world have seen their share of national income rise in the last decade and a half, while everyone else has seen their pay packets shrink by comparison, UN economists reported on Thursday. 05-Jul-2019
DR Congo: UN food agency triples aid in strife-hit Ituri province New York, July 3: Food aid is being tripled for troubled Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to respond to what the World Food Programme (WFP) has described as the world’s second largest hunger crisis in the world, after Yemen. 03-Jul-2019
New UN-Syrian Action Plan signals an 'important day' for child protection, says UN envoy New York, July 2: The top UN official charged with representing the interests of children caught up in armed conflict, has signed a landmark new agreement on child protection with the Force Commander of a main Syrian opposition military alliance, it was announced on Monday, aimed at ending and preventing the recruitment and use of children under the age of 18. 02-Jul-2019
World Pride underscores that all people are born ‘free and equal’ in dignity and human rights New York, July 1: The empowering message straight from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and human rights" resonated on Sunday from UN-GLOBE members who participated in the World Pride parade in New York City. 01-Jul-2019
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