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UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
UN chief condemns terrorist attacks in Kenya and Somalia
The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on Sunday condemned an attack that took place on Saturday in Wajir County, Kenya, in which at least eight police officers were killed when their car struck an improvised explosive device (IED), as well as a car bomb attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in which at least eight people were killed. Read Full Arti...
 
Saudi Arabia in spotlight as UN-appointed independent investigator publishes full Khashoggi findings
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Saudi Arabia in spotlight as UN-appointed independent investigator publishes full Khashoggi findings
Responsibility for the killing of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi lies with “high-level officials” of the monarchy, a UN-appointed independent inves...
 
Presidential election: ‘Key moment’ to reaffirm Afghanistan’s democratic political structure, UN mis
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Presidential election: ‘Key moment’ to reaffirm Afghanistan’s democratic political structure, UN mis
The presidential election scheduled for 28 September will be a “key moment to reaffirm the legitimacy of Afghanistan’s democratic political structure”, the Uni...
 
Guterres hails historic Convention banning violence and harassment at work
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Guterres hails historic Convention banning violence and harassment at work
A landmark international agreement banning violence and harassment in the workplace has been applauded by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, after it was a...
 
Friday’s Daily Brief: ending harassment at work, Khashoggi interview, Yemen food aid, updates on Eri
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Friday’s Daily Brief: ending harassment at work, Khashoggi interview, Yemen food aid, updates on Eri
This Friday: Worldwide violence and harassment ban at work; WFP partially pulls Yemen aid to stem food theft; crackdown on Catholics in Eritrea; Central Africa...
 
In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards com
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
In Venezuela, Bachelet calls on Government to release prisoners, appeals for ‘bold steps towards com
Speaking at the end of the first-ever official mission to Venezuela by a UN human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet called on the Government to release all those...
 
Moratorium call on surveillance technology to end ‘free-for-all’ abuses: UN expert
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Moratorium call on surveillance technology to end ‘free-for-all’ abuses: UN expert
Surveillance technology should be banned immediately until “effective” national or international controls are put in place to lessen its harmful impact, a UN-a...
 
Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN drugs report
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Two-thirds of global drug deaths now from opioids: UN drugs report
Opioids, which include both heroin and legal pain relievers, were responsible for around two-thirds of drug-related deaths in 2017, the latest World Drug Repor...
 
Peace in the Gulf ‘at a critical juncture’ says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal
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Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Peace in the Gulf ‘at a critical juncture’ says DiCarlo, urging continuation of Iran nuclear deal
The Iran nuclear deal must “continue to work for all”, despite moves by both the United States and Iran which have destabilized the “hard-won” 2015 agreement, ...
 
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