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Armed groups kill Ebola health workers in eastern DR Congo New York: Deadly night-time attacks by armed groups have once again claimed the lives of frontline healthworkers helping to confront the deadly Ebola virus in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 29-Nov-2019
UN chief hails ‘positive developments’ towards ending political crisis in Bolivia New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed recent steps towards a peaceful resolution to the political turmoil in Bolivia. 27-Nov-2019
Guterres holds ‘focused and frank’ informal discussions over future of Cyprus New York: The UN Secretary-General held “focused and frank” informal talks with the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities on Monday in order to “take stock of efforts” to finally reach a settlement over the divided Mediterranean island. 26-Nov-2019
A staggering one-in-three women, experience physical, sexual abuse New York: Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the UN highlighted ahead of Monday’s World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls. 25-Nov-2019
DR Congo: Plane crash leaves 24 dead Goma: A plane crash in Goma city of DR Congo on Sunday left at least 24 people dead, media reports said. 24-Nov-2019
Deadly life at sea: UN partners spotlight depths of danger in fishing industry New York: There is a clear link between the seedy underbelly of the seafood industry, and fishers’ safety, now ranked as the second deadliest profession in the world; and more must be done to ensure people dependent on this type of labour are working in safe conditions, UN partners urged on Thursday. 22-Nov-2019
WHO supports measles campaign targeting millions of children in northern Nigeria New York: More than 28 million children in northern Nigeria will be protected against measles and meningitis through an immunization campaign carried out by the authorities alongside international partners, including the World Health Organization (WHO). 18-Nov-2019
ICC gives greenlight for probe into violent crimes against Rohingya New York: Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday authorized an investigation into alleged crimes against humanity, namely deportation, which have forced between 600,000 and one million Rohingya refugees out of Myanmar, into neighboring Bangladesh since 2016. 16-Nov-2019
UN agency sounds alarm: Dwindling agrobiodiversity ‘severe threat’ to food security New York: To help ensure the most-consumed foods don’t disappear in the face of the climate crisis, farmers must cultivate crops able to resist environmental shocks and other stresses, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) highlighted in a new set of conservation guidelines published on Thursday. 15-Nov-2019
Renewal of cross-border aid operation critical to northern Syria: UN relief chief New York: The top UN humanitarian official was in the Security Council on Wednesday to appeal for the renewal of an operation that delivers life-saving food and other aid relief to some four million civilians in northern Syria. 14-Nov-2019
Iraqis paying an ‘unthinkable price’ to be heard, UN envoy tells politicians in Baghdad New York: Noting that the people of Iraq were at “a critical juncture”, the top UN Envoy in the country told parliamentarians there on Thursday that over the past six weeks, hundreds of thousands have been peacefully voicing their “genuine, legitimate, demands, loud and clear”. 14-Nov-2019
UN peacekeepers warn of increasing global challenges New York: Organized crime, breakdowns in law and order, and attacks by extremists, are examples of the challenges faced by UN peacekeepers, the Security Council was told on Wednesday, during a briefing by senior UN Police Commissioners, and UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix. 08-Nov-2019
‘Everyone needs to do more’ to help suffering Venezuelans, says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator New York: “Ordinary women, men and children face overwhelming challenges” just to survive in Venezuela today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said on Wednesday in the capital, Caracas. 07-Nov-2019
Cybercirme investigation: Mongolia arrests 800 Chinese citizens Ulaanbaatar: In a latest episode of Chinese involvement in cyber crimes abroad, Mongolian security agencies have detained last month 800 Chinese nationals in relation to cybercrime activities from the country's capital city of Ulaanbaatar. 06-Nov-2019
Nearly two million Cameroonians face humanitarian emergency: UNICEF New York: Ongoing violence in Cameroon’s northwest and southwest has created a fast-growing humanitarian emergency now affecting some 1.9 million people, a “15-fold increase since 2017”, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. 06-Nov-2019
UNICEF urges governments to repatriate thousands of foreign children stranded in northeast Syria New York: The head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for countries to repatriate scores of foreign children who are stranded in northeast Syria in the wake of the Turkish-launched offensive which began last month. 05-Nov-2019
Far more needed to ‘confront the world’s climate emergency’, UN chief tells ASEAN Summit New York: Four of the ten countries most affected by climate change are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday, urging the ASEAN Summit in Bangkok to “confront the world’s climate emergency”. 04-Nov-2019
Coal addiction ‘must be overcome’ to ease climate change, UN chief says in Bangkok New York: In Thailand for the ASEAN Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited a climate mitigation project in Bangkok's new Centenary Park on Saturday where he told journalists that “coal addiction must be overcome”. 03-Nov-2019
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