Monthly Archives: October 2018

Security Council urges responder-safety focus, as DR Congo Ebola outbreak worsens

30 October 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Security Council has voiced “serious concern” over the impact of deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak and fears … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Awareness-raising radio show on perils and opportunities of migration, launched by UN agency

30 October 2018 Economic Development A radio series was launched on Tuesday in Nigeria by the UN migration agency (IOM) to sensitize vulnerable people seeking to pursue economic opportunities abroad on the perils of irregular migration – migration done outside … Continue reading

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80,000 youngsters at risk in DRC after forcible expulsion from Angola: UNICEF

30 October 2018 Migrants and Refugees Tens of thousands of children who have been forcibly returned from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) need help urgently, UN Children’s Fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

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UN rights chief says ‘bar must be set very high’ for investigation of murdered Saudi journalist

30 October 2018 Law and Crime Prevention The United Nations human rights chief pressed on Tuesday for an impartial, investigation into the “shockingly brazen” murder of Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

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FROM THE FIELD: Urban Mexico moves toward better livelihoods, cleaner cities

30 October 2018 SDGs Mexico is improving the lives of the 80 percent of its inhabitants residing in cities, by pushing towards less polluted, more eco-friendly environments, thanks to support from the UN. Solar photovoltaic rooftop installation at the LQ … Continue reading

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Exercise ‘utmost restraint’ in eastern Ukraine to safeguard civilian life, top UN official urges fighters on the ground

30 October 2018 Peace and Security After a lull in fighting in Ukraine over the summer, the last few weeks have seen a sharp rise in civilian deaths, more than half of which are due to landmines and explosive remnants … Continue reading

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FROM THE FIELD: 10,000 Indonesia quake survivors to receive UN tents

29 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid More than 2,000 emergency tents have been delivered by the UN to the people worst affected by the devastating earquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi in Indonesia in September, 2018. Around 2,000 people were killed … Continue reading

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Halt death sentences on children, UN rights expert urge Saudi authorities

29 October 2018 Human Rights Saudi Arabia has been urged by United Nations human rights experts to immediately halt the execution of six people sentenced to death for crimes allegedly committed when they were under the age of 18. The … Continue reading

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Aid convoy for north-east Syria postponed over security concerns – UN relief chief

29 October 2018 Humanitarian Aid A humanitarian convoy carrying relief aid for tens of thousands of “desperate” civilians in north-eastern Syria who have not received aid since January this year, has been postponed owing to security concerns along its route, … Continue reading

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‘Exercise restraint’ Guterres urges Sri Lankans, as political crisis deepens

28 October 2018 Peace and Security United Nations chief António Guterres said on Sunday he was following Sri Lanka’s deepening political crisis with “great concern”, after a man was killed allegedly by a politician’s bodyguard, who reportedly fired on a … Continue reading

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