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September, 2018

  • 19 September

    News in Brief 19 September 2018 1 in 3 children in disaster and conflict hit countries not in school – UNICEF report Over 1 million affected by Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines UN health agency publishes its first ever investment case

  • 18 September

    News in Brief 18 September 2018 Myanmar crimes were worse than we expected, says UN investigator 900,000 people affected by typhoon Mangkhut, say UN aid agencies More countries should take in refugees after US decision to cut quota: UNHCR

May, 2018

  • 14 May

    News in Brief 14 May 2018 UN Secretary-General profoundly alarmed over Gaza developments Closure of North Korea nuclear test site will contribute to peace: UN chief Remove activists, indigenous people from Philippines terrorist list: UN experts Sudan urged to halt execution of teen accused of murdering her husband

March, 2018

  • 9 March

    News in Brief 09 March 2018 UN rights chief says Philippine President needs “psychiatric evaluation UN and partners complete aid delivery to eastern Ghouta Marked increase in violent attacks on health care in Syria

February, 2018

  • 8 February

    News In Brief 08 February 2018 Philippines, Venezuela focus of ICC preliminary examinations The International Criminal Court (ICC) will open preliminary examinations into alleged crimes related to anti-drug efforts in the Philippines and political unrest in Venezuela. ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced on Thursday that her Office will engage authorities in both countries “with a …

December, 2017

  • 26 December

    News in Brief 26 December 2017 UN budget for the biennium 2018-2019 The UN General Assembly on Sunday approved a nearly $5.4 billion budget for the Organization for the biennium 2018-2019. The programme budget covers UN activities across a range of areas, including, political affairs, international justice and law, regional cooperation for development, human rights …

November, 2017

  • 23 November

    News in Brief 23 November 2017 – Geneva (AM) Philippines urged to stop attacks and killings in anti-drugs campaign The Philippines should investigate killings connected to the states war on drugs and stop the attacks, UN-appointed rights experts said on Thursday. Three Special Rapporteurs made the appeal to the government of Rodrigo Duterte following what they said had …

May, 2017

  • 9 May

    News in Brief 9 May 2017 – Geneva (AM) Mediterranean Sea migrants attacked by armed gangs: IOM Armed gangs have begun attacking migrants on the high seas between Libya and Italy to steal their mobile phones and boat engines, the UN said on Tuesday. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva said it had received reports of …