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2019: A deadly year for migrants crossing the Americas More than 800 people died last year crossing deserts, rivers and remote lands while migrating across the Americas, making 2019 one of deadliest years on record, the UN migration agency said on Tuesday.
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Yemen: Escalation in fighting must stop before its too late, Griffiths tells Security Council The UN Special Envoy for Yemen told an emergency session of the Security Council on Tuesday that a recent upsurge in violence between pro-Government and rebel forces following weeks of relative calm, had to end before its too late.
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West Darfur tensions could see 30,000 flee across Sudanese border to Chad: UN refugee agency The number of people fleeingto Chad to escapeongoingtensions in Sudans West Darfur state,could reach 30,000 in the coming weeks, the UN refugee agency,UNHCR,said on Tuesday.
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New UN finance panel to push Global Goals forward The President of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday encouraged Member States to support a new panel that has been set up to help make theSustainable Development Goals(SDGs) a reality, by 2030.
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Iraq: UN human rights report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials AnewUNreportpublishedon Tuesday showsthat whileconsiderable effort has been madeby Iraqi authoritiestobring formerISIL terrorist fighters to justice, there are serious concernsabout thefairness of theproceedings.
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FROM THE FIELD: Sourcing clean water in Ghana Communities in northernGhanaare benefiting fromthe rehabilitation of water sources whichis expected toboost livelihoods and build resilience against climate change, thanks to a project supported by the UN DevelopmentProgramme(UNDP).
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Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Childrens Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday.
UN News Centre | Jan 28, 2020 12:35 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Carry our stories forward, Holocaust survivors deliver powerful testimonies at UN When the Nazis invaded Poland, overnight, nine-year-old Theodor Meron became a refugee, out of school, out of childhood and constantly in clear and present danger, the man who would later become a Judge for International Criminal Tribunals told the United
UN News Centre | Jan 27, 2020 11:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN health agency team in China to strengthen partnership on coronavirus response The head of theUNWorld Health Organization (WHO) is in Chinato discuss thenovelcoronavirus outbreakwith senior Government officials.
UN News Centre | Jan 27, 2020 10:56 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Green economy pioneer Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Renownedenvironmental economistandUN EnvironmentProgramme(UNEP)Goodwill AmbassadorPavan Sukhdevwas awarded on Monday the2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement,recognizinghis groundbreakinggreen economywork.
UN News Centre | Jan 27, 2020 8:44 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend