News headlines in September 2021

  1. Call to action: Prevent gender-based violence in humanitarian emergencies

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    Top UN officials met in the margins of the 76th General Assembly on Thursday,  with a strong call to action to stamp out gender-based violence (GBV), amid a rise in forced displacement and other humanitarian emergencies around the globe.

  2. With peace restored, Burundi president says poverty is the remaining threat

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    The President of Burundi said on Thursday that, 60 years after the country’s independence, “the restoration of peace, security, stability and social cohesion are a reality” in the African nation. 

  3. Iraqi President warns against complacency in the fight against terrorism

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    International cooperation and solidarity are the only way to combat terrorism, Iraqi President Barham Salih said in his speech to the UN General Assembly on Thursday, warning against complacency. 

  4. UNICEF: Haiti children vulnerable to ‘violence, poverty and displacement’

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    As Haiti continues to reel from the “triple tragedy” of natural disasters, gang violence and the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) expressed concern on Thursday that two-thirds of Haitian migrants expelled from the United States border in recent days are women and children – including newborns with “specific and immediate needs”.

  5. UN chief appeals for countries to sign nuclear test-ban treaty

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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday again urged eight key countries which have not yet signed or ratified the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), to do so without delay.

  6. A strong UN has key role in bringing peace, security and social justice, says Cuban President

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    Miguel Marion Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, the President of Cuba, underlined the importance of multilateralism and the UN in his speech to the high-level General Debate at the General Assembly on Thursday, during which he condemned the foreign policy of the United States.

  7. Food’s a human right, not just ‘a commodity to be traded’: Guterres

    - UN News

    Every day, hundreds of millions of people go to bed hungry. Three billion people cannot afford a healthy diet. Two billion are overweight or obese and yet 462 million, are underweight. Nearly a third of all food that is produced, is lost or wasted.  

  8. South Sudan plagued by violence and corruption, Human Rights Council hears

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    South Sudan continues to be “plagued” by violence and corruption, the Human Rights Council heard on Thursday, jeopardizing the young nation’s efforts to establish lasting peace and put it on the road towards sustainable development. 

  9. Human rights ‘catastrophe’ in Myanmar: UN calls for urgent action

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    Urgent action is needed to prevent the situation in Myanmar from escalating into a “full-blown conflict”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned on Thursday.   

  10. UN chief: Window to avert devasting climate impacts ‘rapidly closing’

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    No region is immune to climate disasters the UN chief told the Security Council on Thursday, warning that “our window of opportunity” to prevent the worst climate impacts is “rapidly closing”.

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