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  1. UN celebrates 25 years of mandate to protect children caught in conflict

    - UN News

    Although international action over the past 25 years has led to the release of more than 170,000 boys and girls recruited to fight, more remains to be done, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday. 

  2. UNRWA seeks $1.6 billion to support Palestinian refugees in 2022

    - UN News

    The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls. 

  3. Bachelet: Women’s participation forging peace worldwide, ‘vastly worse’ post pandemic

    - UN News

    With COVID-19, the situation for women human rights defenders and the prospects for women's full participation in building peace, has become “vastly worse”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

  4. Sudan urged to stop unnecessary use of force against protestors

    - UN News

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    Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice. 

  5. UN rights office warns over violent escalation in Yemen and beyond

    - UN News

    Escalating conflict in Yemen has seen an alarming number of air and drone strikes already this year, notably against civilians and non-military targets, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

  6. Somalia on the Path to Recovery, but Real Challenges Remain

    - Inter Press Service

    MOGADISHU, Somalia, Jan 18 (IPS) - I arrived in Somalia in September 2019, two decades after having worked here previously. I knew that I was taking up a challenging assignment, but I was also looking forward to seeing Somalia’s progress.

  7. Guterres condemns attack on Abu Dhabi airport and oil facility

    - UN News

    The Secretary-General condemned on Monday the attacks on Abu Dhabi’s International Airport and the nearby Musaffah industrial area, which reportedly caused several civilian casualties and have been claimed by the Yemen-based Houthi rebel group, formally known as Ansar Allah. 

  8. Concrete action essential to fulfill Darfur promise: ICC Prosecutor

    - UN News

    Nearly 20 years after the UN Security Council referred the Darfur situation in Sudan to the International Criminal Court (ICC), victims and survivors of atrocities are still seeking justice and accountability, Prosecutor Karim Khan told ambassadors on Tuesday. 

  9. Horrors of Hiroshima, a reminder nuclear weapons remain global threat

    - UN News

    Despite the annihilation of two major Japanese cities in 1945, atomic bombs have not been relegated to the pages of history books, but continue to be developed today – with increasingly more power to destroy than they had when unleashed on Hiroshima and Nagasaki back in 1945.  

  10. Child and woman injured following rocket attack in Iraq

    - UN News

    “A child being hurt is a child too many”, said the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Representative in Iraq on Friday, following a rocket attack against a school in Baghdad the previous night, which left a child and woman injured.

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