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  1. MYANMAR CRISIS: Stand with the people and protect them, urges UN rights expert

    - UN News

    The international community has a responsibility to protect the people of Myanmar, under attack from their own military, the UN independent human rights expert on the country argues, in the second part of our in-depth interview, calling also for refuge to be given to those who have fled for their lives to neighbouring countries.

  2. Soaring food prices, conflicts driving hunger, rise across West and Central Africa: WFP

    - UN News

    More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. 

  3. Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries

    - UN News

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    The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution which calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and gives the green light for a UN team to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement.

  4. INTERVIEW: Myanmar military increasing efforts to keep truth from getting out, UN expert says

    - UN News

    The crackdown on journalists, cutting off the Internet and disrupting the flow of information across Myanmar, is “not working”, and the world is not buying the military leadership’s “propaganda” that it is exercising restraint against protesters, the UN independent human rights expert on the country has said, in an in-depth interview with UN News. 

  5. Northeast Nigeria violence forces 65,000 to flee, humanitarians targeted by armed groups

    - UN News

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    A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed groups go “house-to-house” hunting for aid workers, the UN said on Friday.

  6. World Moving Towards a Devastating Marriage of Artificial Intelligence & Weapons of War

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Apr 16 (IPS) - Landmines are among the most insidious and cruel weapons of all, because they do not distinguish between armed soldiers, civilians or even children.

  7. UN envoy highlights diplomatic unity, as key to help end Yemen war

    - UN News

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    The UN Special Envoy for Yemen appealed on Thursday for warring parties to implement a nationwide ceasefire and agree a date for peace talks, in line with a plan to end their conflict. 

  8. Kosovo: Expectations high following elections, UN envoy tells Security Council

    - UN News

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    Recent elections in Kosovo reflected a strong desire for change, the head of the UN mission there, UNMIK, said in his virtual briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  9. UN and partners announce Afghan peace summit will convene in Turkey this month

    - UN News

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    The UN together with Turkey, and Qatar, announced on Tuesday that a high-level conference aimed at ending decades of conflict in Afghanistan will go ahead beginning on 24 April, bringing together representatives of both the Afghan Government and the Taliban.

  10. Myanmar heading towards a ‘full-blown conflict’, UN human rights chief warns

    - UN News

    The ongoing repression of protests in Myanmar could spark a “full-blown conflict” on a par with Syria, the United Nations’ top human rights official warned on Tuesday, urging States with influence to take immediate and impactful action to halt the “slaughter” of civilians. 

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