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  1. Lack of jobs, the main driver of violent extremism in sub-Saharan Africa: UNDP

    - UN News

    A lack of job opportunities is the leading factor driving people to join fast-growing violent extremist groups in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report released by the UN Development Programme on Tuesday.

  2. UN human rights chief calls on Mali to reverse ‘regrettable’ expulsion order

    - UN News

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday called on Malian authorities to rescind their expulsion order for his top representative in the country.

  3. UN relief chief tells Security Council ‘we can do better’ in Ukraine

    - UN News

    The UN’s humanitarian affairs chief warned the Security Council on Monday that efforts must improve to reach nearly 18 million in need in war-torn Ukraine, since Russia’s full-scale invasion last year.

  4. South African peacekeeper killed after helicopter comes under fire mid-flight in DR Congo

    - UN News

    A UN peacekeeper was killed on Sunday in the restive eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after the helicopter he was travelling in came under fire after taking off from the city of Beni.

  5. UN aid convoys deliver lifesaving relief to Ukraine’s war-ravaged east

    - UN News

    Two UN aid convoys have reached communities with acute needs near the contact line in Ukraine’s war-shattered east this week, relief coordinators reported on Friday.

  6. Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

    - UN News

    The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday voiced concern over the worsening security situation in Nigeria, while urging the authorities to ensure counter-terrorism operations are conducted in line with international human rights and humanitarian law. 

  7. Iraq must seize ‘brief window of opportunity’ to turn tide of instability

    - UN News

    Iraq’s political class must urgently seize the current brief window of opportunity to break chronic cycles of instability, the UN Special Representative told the Security Council on Thursday.

  8. Peace in South Sudan hinges on local accountability, landmark Peacebuilding Commission meeting hears

    - UN News

    The Government of South Sudan, in its first ever briefing to the UN Peacebuilding Commission, outlined its priorities on Tuesday, addressing a host of recommendations from civil society speakers and UN officials.

  9. Deny legitimacy of Myanmar’s military junta, UN expert urges

    - UN News

    The international community must promptly deny the legitimacy of Myanmar’s military junta, the UN-appointed independent expert on the situation of human rights in the country said briefing at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday, launching a critical report as the coup enters its third year on Wednesday.

  10. Mali: Independent rights experts call for probe into Wagner Group’s alleged crimes

    - UN News

    Top UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday called on the authorities in Mali to launch an immediate probe into the mass execution of civilians last year, allegedly by Government forces and the Russia-based private military contractor, the Wagner Group.

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