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  1. UN chief ‘deeply regrets’ Mali’s decision to expel senior rights official

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    The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday he deeply regrets Mali’s recent decision to declare the top UN human rights representative as persona non grata.

  2. ‘Reasonable grounds’ to believe Syrian Government was behind deadly chlorine gas attack on Douma: OPCW report

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    A new report released by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) finds “reasonable grounds” exist to believe the Syrian Government was responsible for a chemical weapons attack that killed 43 civilians in the suburban town of Douma in 2018, the organization’s senior official told the Security Council on Tuesday.

  3. Zambia: New grant gives boost to women peacekeepers

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    Zambia’s police force will get nearly $1 million to boost women’s participation in global peace operations, a UN Women-hosted trust fund announced on Tuesday.

  4. Türkiye, Syria quake latest: full scale of disaster still unfolding, UN humanitarians warn

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    The full scale of the multiple earthquake disaster in Türkiye and Syria is still unfolding, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as they stressed the critical need to step up search and rescue efforts for victims and ensure that lifesaving aid reaches all those who need it.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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.

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

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    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. 

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