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UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
UN chief accepts independent report on Myanmar, highlighting ‘systemic’ failure surrounding Rohingya
An independent review into how the UN System operated in Myanmar in the years leading up to the mass exodus of the Rohingya following serious human rights abuses, has concluded there were “systemic and structural failures” that prevented a unified strategy from being implemented.Read Full Article ...
 
Righting a wrong: UN Fund helps thousands of sex abuse survivors rebuild their lives
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Righting a wrong: UN Fund helps thousands of sex abuse survivors rebuild their lives
About 3,340 women, children and men, many of whom are victims, have been given support to recover from or help put an end to the scourge of sexual exploitation...
 
Ensure that widows are ‘not left out or left behind’, UN chief urges on International Day 
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Ensure that widows are ‘not left out or left behind’, UN chief urges on International Day 
On International Widow’s Day, marked on Sunday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is asking everyone to reflect on the “economic hardship and increased vul...
 
‘Summon the spirit of San Francisco’, says General Assembly President on UN Charter anniversary
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
‘Summon the spirit of San Francisco’, says General Assembly President on UN Charter anniversary
Reaffirming faith in human rights, promoting social justice and saving the world from the “scourge of war”: just some of the founding principles of the United ...
 
Five years on from ISIL ‘caliphate’ proclamation in Iraq, Security Council makes first-ever visit
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Five years on from ISIL ‘caliphate’ proclamation in Iraq, Security Council makes first-ever visit
The Security Council has concluded a first-ever visit to Iraq on Saturday, five years on from the proclamation, by the ISIL terrorist group, of a “caliphate” i...
 
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