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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Human Rights Day, Samoa measles, COP25, economic slowdown, Myanmar at ICJ
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Human Rights Day, Samoa measles, COP25, economic slowdown, Myanmar at ICJ
A recap of Tuesday’s stories includes a day of activism on Human Rights Day; 70 Samoan lives now claimed by measles; COP25 news roundup from Madrid; global trade on the slide; and legal proceedings begin at the ICJ against Myanmar, as Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to defend her country against genocide allegations.Read Full Article ...
 
Mountains matter, especially if you’re young, UN declares
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Mountains matter, especially if you’re young, UN declares
Covering around 27 per cent of the earth's land surface, mountains play a critical role in moving the world’s towards sustainable economic growth. With the fut...
 
Aung San Suu Kyi appears at ICJ as UN rights expert urges greater protection for Myanmar activists
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Aung San Suu Kyi appears at ICJ as UN rights expert urges greater protection for Myanmar activists
Making the appeal is the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, who reports that online hostility against activists has increased since the announcemen...
 
Failure to register newborns leaves millions ‘invisible’ warns UN Children’s Fund
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Failure to register newborns leaves millions ‘invisible’ warns UN Children’s Fund
While the number of registered births has significantly increased over the past decade, one quarter of children globally remain unaccounted for, leaving them v...
 
Deliver ‘significant results now’, UN General Assembly President tells COP25 climate conference
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Deliver ‘significant results now’, UN General Assembly President tells COP25 climate conference
It is “imperative” that the COP25 climate conference underway in Spain delivers “significant results now”, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of the UN General ...
 
Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar from accusations of genocide, at top UN court
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Aung San Suu Kyi defends Myanmar from accusations of genocide, at top UN court
Myanmar will have “no tolerance” for human rights abuses committed in Rakhine state and will prosecute the military, if war crimes have been committed there, A...
 
COP25: Support business efforts to tackle climate change, urges Guterres
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
COP25: Support business efforts to tackle climate change, urges Guterres
The UN Secretary-General has called on business and civil society leaders to press Governments into articulating policies that support private sector efforts t...
 
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: COP25 latest, Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ, Asia-Pacific malnutrition, right
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Wednesday’s Daily Brief: COP25 latest, Aung San Suu Kyi at the ICJ, Asia-Pacific malnutrition, right
A recap of some of Wednesday’s stories: Italy and Mexico take action on climate education; defending Myanmar from genocide accusations; malnutrition in the Asi...
 
Universal Health Coverage will ‘drive progress’ on 2030 Development Agenda
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Tuesday, 10 December 2019
Universal Health Coverage will ‘drive progress’ on 2030 Development Agenda
Last September world leaders at the United Nations endorsed an ambitious political declaration on universal health coverage, “reaffirming that health is a huma...
 
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