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Tributes for ‘role model’ former UN refugee agency chief, Sadako Ogata New York: The first woman to serve as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, has died in Tokyo at the age of 92, hailed by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday as a “role model for people across the world.” 30-Oct-2019
More women in Latin America are working, but gender gap persists, new UN figures show New York: More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it comes to growth in female labour force participation, according to new data published by the United Nations on Monday. 29-Oct-2019
ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi killed by US forces, confirms Donald Trump Washington: Ending all speculations, US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed the death of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 27-Oct-2019
Central African Republic: ‘Transform dreams of peace into reality’: mission chief tells Security Council New York: Updating the Security Council on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, the head of the UN Mission in the country, MINUSCA, called on the country’s friends and partners, including the Council, to “transform the dreams of peace, prosperity and development of millions of Central Africans into a lasting reality”. 26-Oct-2019
UN rights chief urges ‘immediate dialogue’ to end Chile unrest New York: The top UN human rights official is calling for politicians and civil society in Chile to engage in “immediate dialogue” to resolve the deadly crisis which has gripped the nation in recent days. 22-Oct-2019
Brexit issue: MPs' vote on deal ruled out by Speaker London: The British House of Commons Speaker on Monday refused the Boris Johnson-led government's request to hold a "yes" or "no" vote on the Brexit deal. 21-Oct-2019
Global economy: ‘we must do everything possible’ to avoid global ‘fracture’ caused by US-China tensions, urges Guterres New York: Tensions around global trade and technology continue to rise and the international community needs to “do everything possible” to prevent the world being split into two competing spheres, led by the United States and China. 20-Oct-2019
UN Committee says Ebola in DR Congo still an international public health emergency New York: The Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) officially remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, experts meeting in Geneva said on Friday. 19-Oct-2019
New labour laws in Qatar benefiting migrant workers a ‘momentous step forward’: ILO New York: New legislation in Qatar which will allow foreign workers to freely change jobs and leave the country without the approval of their employers, has been praised by the International Labour Organization (ILO) as “a momentous step forward in upholding the rights of migrant workers.” 18-Oct-2019
Kurdish authorities say Turkish assault displaces 275,000 in northern Syria Damascus, Oct 15: The Kurdish Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria, known as Rojava, said on Tuesday that the ongoing Turkish assault in northern Syria has so far displaced over 275,000 people. 15-Oct-2019
UN chief condemns deadly Burkina Faso mosque attack New York: UN chief António Guterres has strongly condemned Friday’s attack on a mosque in northern Burkina Faso, in a statement released on Saturday. 14-Oct-2019
Burkina Faso: Attack on mosque leaves 15 people killed Ouagadougou: At least 15 people were killed during an attack on a mosque in Burkina Faso, media reports said on Sunday. 13-Oct-2019
Reducing disaster risk, a good investment, and ‘the right thing to do’, says Guterres New York: There is a strong economic case for climate resilience and reducing the risk of disasters, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a message to mark the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, which falls on Monday. 13-Oct-2019
Day of the Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress, with more on the horizon New York: The world’s one billion young girls, are being celebrated on Friday as an “unscripted and unstoppable” force for change, with 11 October designated each year the International Day of the Girl Child. 12-Oct-2019
Will "obliterate" Turkey's economy if it acts "off-limits" in Syria: Donald Trump Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday said he is going to "obliterate" Turkey's economy if the country attempted to do anything that in his 'great and unmatched wisdom' he considers to be 'off-limits' in nieghbouring Syria. 07-Oct-2019
UN chief encouraged by release of Cameroon opposition leader New York: The UN Secretary-General is encouraged by the release of the leader of the main opposition party in Cameroon. Maurice Kamto had spent the past nine months in jail following peaceful protests disputing the outcome of the October 2018 presidential election in which he was a candidate. 06-Oct-2019
Iraq witnesses violent protests, 93 dead Baghdad: The ongoing agitation in Iraq, which is going on for the past four days, has claimed 93 lives so far, media reports said. 05-Oct-2019
Athens urged to fast track asylum seekers amid island shelters crisis – UNHCR New York: A spike in the number of refugees reaching Greek island reception centres is likely to worsen the situation in already “dangerously overcrowded” facilities there, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. 02-Oct-2019
UN Mission in Haiti calls on protestors, authorities, to refrain from violence New York: Following days of intensifying protests in Haiti, Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Monday the UN was “concerned by reports of violence and arson” across the country. 01-Oct-2019
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