Monthly Archives: June 2018

SUBSCRIBE AUDIO HUB UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave

13 June 2018 Women Almost two-thirds of the world’s children under the age of one live in countries where fathers are not legally entitled to any paid paternity leave, according to a new analysis by the United Nations Children’s Fund … Continue reading

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UN chief welcomes formation of unity government in Madagascar

12 June 2018 Peace and Security United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Minister, as requested by the nation’s leading constitutional court.

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Assault on key Yemeni port would endanger 300,000 children and ‘choke off’ aid for millions more: UNICEF chief

12 June 2018 Humanitarian Aid Any attack on the key Yemeni port of Hodeida would deepen one of the world’s worst malnutrition crises and put the lives of an estimated 300,000 children at risk, said the head of the United … Continue reading

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Nicaragua: UN condemns loss of lives in protest-related violence; calls on Government to allow in UN rights monitors

1 June 2018 Human Rights The United Nations has called on Nicaragua to allow access to the Organization’s human rights arm into the country amid reports that over 100 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured in over … Continue reading

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Favour dialogue’ over violence, UN chief urges all parties following clashes in Mali’s capital

2 June 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for “calm and restraint” on Saturday, following violent clashes between demonstrators and riot police in Mali’s capital Bamako.

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UNHCR raises alarm over deadly detention centre escape in Libya

1 June 2018 Migrants and Refugees More than a dozen people have been killed or wounded by traffickers as they attempted to flee a detention centre in Libya last month, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday, describing it … Continue reading

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Security Council fails to adopt competing texts on protection of Palestinian civilians in Gaza

1 June 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Security Council on Friday failed to adopt two competing draft resolutions; one produced by Kuwait, in response to the killing of dozens of Palestinian protestors in Gaza, and the other tabled … Continue reading

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Half of Afghan children out of school, due to conflict, poverty, discrimination: UNICEF

2 June 2018 Peace and Security Nearly 3.7 million Afghan children are missing out on school, due to on-going conflict, grinding poverty, and discrimination against girls, according to a new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

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UN agencies and Myanmar lay groundwork for possible Rohingya return

1 June 2018 Migrants and Refugees United Nations agencies and Myanmar have agreed a framework which it is hoped will lead to the repatriation of Rohingya refugees, but only if their “voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable” return from camps in … Continue reading

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