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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. 

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

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    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.

  6. 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.

  7. First humanitarian flight to Kabul marks 'turning point' in crisis: WFP

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    The return of humanitarian flights to Kabul since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is a turning point in the crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. 

  8. South Sudan: Cash shortage triggers food suspensions for 100,000 displaced

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    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Monday that beginning next month, funding shortages will force it to suspend lifesaving food assistance for more than 100,000 displaced people in parts of South Sudan until the start of 2022.

  9. IAEA strikes deal with Iran on monitoring of nuclear programme 

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    The UN atomic watchdog reached an agreement with Iran on Sunday allowing the Agency access to surveillance cameras inside its atomic facilities. 

  10. In Somalia, Deputy UN chief encourages progress on women’s political participation, and peaceful elections

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    The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, visited Somalia on Sunday, to express her solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and equal participation in political life, and the support of the international community for timely, inclusive, peaceful and credible elections.

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