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Iraq: UN demining agency rejects desecration accusations, involving historic Mosul churches The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) in Iraq issued a statement on Thursday rejecting allegations made earlier this week by a non-profit organization there, alleging that personnel had carried out explosive hazard clearance inside two historic c
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Sudan: UN rights chief alarmed over excessive force, alleged use of live fire against protestors The reported use of excessive force against demonstrators across Sudan over food and fuel shortages that has led to the deaths of at least 24 people is deeply worrying, the UNs top human rights official, Michelle Bachelet, said on Thursday.
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Iran: women hunger strikers entitled to medical care, UN rights experts urge A group of six independent United Nations rights experts called on Iran Wednesday to urgently provide Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Narges Mohammadi access to appropriate health care, and reiterated calls for their immediate release, as they continue a hu
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Nearly 900 reportedly killed following shocking intercommunal attacks in DR Congo The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that at least 890 villagers were reportedly killed in the western Democratic Republic of the Congo last month, following brutal inter-communal clashes.
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Mali: Dire humanitarian situation, grave security concerns challenge fragile peace With over 800 schools forced to close due to insecurity, and 2.3 million vulnerable people in need of assistance this year, a top UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali remains dire.
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Proving our worth through action: 5 things Guterres wants the UN to focus on in 2019 Despite countless headwinds and ills, the United Nations has made a real difference in 2018 and will need to achieve even more in 2019, as the planet faces a world of trouble.
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2019 7:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Yemen: Security Council backs new mission in support of key port city truce The Security Council unanimously voted on Wednesday in favour of deploying up to 75 observers to monitor a fragile ceasefire in Yemen's port city of Hudaydah which went into effect late last month; a lifeline for millions of Yemenis on the verge of starva
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2019 5:04 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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More urgency needed to help increasing numbers locked out, before 2030, says UNs Bachelet Many countries are failing to protect and promote the interests of all their people despite pledging to do so in 2016 the UNsHigh Commissioner for Human Rightssaid on Wednesday.
UN News Centre | Jan 16, 2019 3:47 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Advancing multilateralism goes hand-in-hand with work of the UN Revitalizing the United Nations to strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States on Tuesday.
UN News Centre | Jan 15, 2019 11:32 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Migration surge leaves children stranded, begging on Djiboutis streets Begging, scrubbing cars or selling themselves on the street for sex are a way of life for many children in Djibouti, according to a survey released by the International Organization Migration (IOM) on Tuesday.
UN News Centre | Jan 15, 2019 10:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend