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  1. Torture, killings, lawlessness, still blight Burundi’s rights record

    - UN News

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    The people of Burundi continue to endure serious human rights violations including possible crimes against humanity, the majority committed by those with links to the ruling party, UN-appointed independent investigators said on Thursday.

  2. UN Staffers Under Pandemic Restrictions, but Diplomats to Wine & Dine Unrestrained

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 16 (IPS) - When hundreds of delegates and diplomats arrive in New York city next week for the new 76th session of the UN General Assembly, they will be pinned down with pandemic restrictions in a city where Delta variant infections have been skyrocketing.

  3. FROM THE FIELD: Women owning the peace

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    The contribution of women activists towards building peace across the world is being highlighted in a UN exhibition of images taken by women photographers which is opening online and in New York.

  4. UN sends Gabon peacekeepers home from Central African Republic, following abuse allegations

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    The United Nations announced on Wednesday that all Gabonese military units deployed to the peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, are to be sent home immediately, following credible reports alleging that unidentified ‘blue helmets’ had abused five girls.

  5. New South Sudan Parliament can ‘infuse urgency’ into peace process

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    South Sudan has made history with the appointment of two women to senior leadership positions within its Transitional National Legislature, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, as he encouraged parties to build on these gains in efforts to overcome significant political and security headwinds.

  6. Even as IUCN Congress Closes, Conservation Debate Hots Up

    - Inter Press Service

    MARSEILLE, France, Sep 15 (IPS) - One of the most hotly debated issues at the recently concluded IUCN Congress in Marseilles was about designating 30 percent of the planet's land and water surface as protected areas by 2030.

  7. The Covid-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia & the Pacific

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 15 (IPS) - A pre-pandemic report published by the International Labor Organization, ILO, the Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020offered a sober analysis on the job market prospects for youth.

  8. Civilian casualties rise, despite progress in eliminating cluster bombs

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    Casualties caused by lethal cluster munitions continued to increase in 2020, despite progress in efforts to eliminate these weapons, a UN-backed civil society report said on Wednesday. 

  9. After 10 years of war in Syria, siege tactics still threaten civilians

    - UN News

    The future for Syria’s people is “increasingly bleak”, UN-appointed rights experts said on Tuesday, highlighting escalating conflict in several areas of the war-ravaged country, a return to siege tactics and popular demonstrations linked to the plummeting economy.

  10. UN mission responding to evolving needs in Sudan transition process

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    Despite setbacks and challenges, Sudan continues its transition towards democracy, the head of the UN special political mission in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

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