Monthly Archives: December 2018

Children suffering ‘atrocities’ as number of countries in conflict hits new peak: UNICEF

28 December 2018 Human Rights The world “has failed” to sufficiently protect children caught up in conflict and millions more are at risk of harm, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed on Friday, adding that national leaders need to … Continue reading

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‘Continue working together’ UN chief urges DR Congo, as country heads to polls

28 December 2018 Peace and Security United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called on all those playing an active political role in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to “continue working together” to ensure free and fair elections, as … Continue reading

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THE COMMITTEES: From the colonies to the space race – past, present, future converge in Fourth Committee

28 December 2018 UN Affairs A timeline that stretches from the colonial past, through the present, and into the future for the final frontier in space, defines one of the United Nations General Assembly’s most versatile Main Committees – the … Continue reading

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Respond to ‘legitimate grievances’ of Sudanese people, UN human rights experts urge, following protests

28 December 2018 Human Rights The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday.

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Newly displaced fleeing attacks in northeast Nigeria, top 2,000

27 December 2018 Humanitarian Aid After fleeing terrorist attacks, as well as clashes between Government forces and militia, more than 2,000 newly displaced Nigerians have arrived in an already over-stretched camp known as Teacher’s Village, in Maiduguri, the capital of … Continue reading

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Guinea-Bissau needs ‘genuinely free and fair elections’ to break cycle of instability

27 December 2018 Peace and Security Unless political actors in Guinea-Bissau demonstrate renewed good faith to hold “genuinely free and fair elections,” the country is set to face a continuous cycle of instability, the United Nations Security Council warned on … Continue reading

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‘Repeated attacks’ could close down key hospital in eastern Libya, says WHO

27 December 2018 Peace and Security The World Health Organization (WHO) has strongly condemned an armed attack in Al Jala Hospital in Libya’s second-largest city of Benghazi, which took place on Tuesday, warning that further assaults could shutter the key … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: UN ‘unequivocally condemns’ attack in Kabul

26 December 2018 Peace and Security The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, known by its acronym UNAMA, condemned an attack on a government compound in the country’s heavily populated capital city of Kabul on Monday night, which news reports … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Fighting drought with Somalia’s sand dams

25 December 2018 Climate Change The construction of sand dams which retain water above and below sand bars, is improving access to water supplies for people in Somalia as the country continues to weather periods of damaging drought. Sand dams … Continue reading

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UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held in US

24 December 2018 Human Rights A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United States immigration authorities.

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