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Myanmar: WFP plans to aid 4 million through 2022 (UN News)

Ten months since the military takeover in February 2021, food insecurity in Myanmar has risen sharply, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. Myanmar: WFP plans to aid 4 million through 2022  | | UN News

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Release of detainees a ‘significant confidence-building step’ in Ethiopia: UN chief (UN News)

The Ethiopian Government on Friday freed several high-profile political detainees, a move UN Secretary-General António Guterres hailed as a “significant confidence-building step”. Release of detainees a ‘significant confidence-building step’ in Ethiopia: UN chief | | UN News

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For 25th year in a row, Greenland ice sheet shrinks (UN News)

2021 marked the 25th year in a row in which the key Greenland ice sheet lost more mass during the melting season, than it gained during the winter, according to a new UN-endorsed report issued on Friday. Climate change: For 25th year in a row, Greenland ice sheet shrinks  | | UN News

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Cambodia: Arrests of strikers may be breach of human rights law (UN News)

The arrest and detention of at least 29 casino union leaders and activists during a strike that began on New Year’s Eve in Cambodia, may represent a breach of human rights law, independent UN rights experts said on Wednesday. Cambodia: Arrests of strikers may be breach of human rights law  | | UN News

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UNESCO condemns killing of journalist in Myanmar (UN News)

Authorities in Myanmar are being urged to conduct a full investigation into the killing of a journalist last month, reportedly during an army attack in the southeast, the UN’s educational and cultural agency, UNESCO, said on Wednesday. UNESCO condemns killing of journalist in Myanmar | | UN News

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UN disarmament chief urges Syria to come clean on chemical weapons (UN News)

Syria’s declaration of its chemical weapons programme cannot be considered accurate due to gaps, inconsistencies and discrepancies, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs told the Security Council on Wednesday. UN disarmament chief urges Syria to come clean on chemical weapons  | | UN News

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Ethiopia crisis: Human Rights Council sets up international rights probe (UN News)

In a special session held at the request of the European Union, to discuss the impact of conflict that began in Tigray in the north of the country 13 months ago, delegates were told that nine in 10 people in the region now require humanitarian assistance. For a special session to happen, one third of […]

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35.8 million face lean season food crisis in West Africa and Sahel (UN News)

Growing food insecurity that is already affecting tens of millions of people across West Africa and the Sahel, must not be ignored by the international community, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday. 35.8 million face lean season food crisis in West Africa and Sahel | | UN News

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UNICEF launches record emergency appeal as escalating conflicts push millions to the brink (UN News)

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday launched an appeal for a record $9.4 billion as attacks against children continue to rise. Close to 24,000 grave violations against youngsters were confirmed last year, or 72 violations a day, according to the agency, in its largest ever appeal for funding. UNICEF launches record emergency appeal as escalating conflicts push millions to the brink  | | […]

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Navigating complex peace and security challenges together: Grandi (UN News)

Conflict, climate change and COVID-19, have created a perfect storm of challenges facing refugees, displaced people and their hosts, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, told the Security Council on Tuesday. Navigating complex peace and security challenges together: Grandi | | UN News

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Bachelet describes ‘disastrous’ human rights situation across Occupied Palestinian Territory (UN News)

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said on Tuesday that the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory has become “disastrous”, with severe infringements occurring effecting some four million people. Bachelet describes ‘disastrous’ human rights situation across Occupied Palestinian Territory  | | UN News

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At Seoul meeting, Guterres urges greater support for peacekeeping amid mounting threats (UN News)

With the world now facing the highest number of violent conflicts since 1945, Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday urged countries to step up support for UN peacekeeping operations across the globe, and the thousands who serve within them. At Seoul meeting, Guterres urges greater support for peacekeeping amid mounting threats | | UN News