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  1. Gaza: UN rights chief appeals for end to violence and a return to dialogue

    - UN News

    The resumption of hostilities in Gaza and its terrifying impact on civilians underscore the need for the violence to end and a long-term political solution between Palestinians and Israelis to be found, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Sunday.

  2. World News in Brief: Engagement with Sudan, Red Sea vessel attacks, SDGs disabilities promise

    - UN News

    UN engagement with Sudan will continue in the wake of the decision to terminate its political mission in the country, the Spokesperson for Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement.

  3. Security Council agrees to terminate UN mission in Sudan

    - UN News

    The Security Council on Friday decided to terminate the mandate of the UN political mission in Sudan from next Monday, after Khartoum called for its immediate withdrawal last month.

  4. Shock and terror in Gaza as bombardment of shattered enclave resumes

    - UN News

    As Secretary-General António Guterres spoke of his deep regret about the resumption of military operations in Gaza on Friday, UN humanitarians vowed to stay and help all those in need, while reiterating “nowhere is safe from attacks” in the war-shattered enclave.

  5. Scale of Death & Destruction in Gaza Result of Wide-Area Explosives in Populated Areas

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (IPS) - Remarks to the UN Security Council on the implementation of resolution 2712 on the Middle East, 29 November 2023 Resolution 2712 was approved in a context of widespread death and wholesale destruction unleashed by the conflict in Gaza and Israel.

    According to Israeli authorities, more than 1,200 people were killed -- including 33 children -- and thousands were injured in the abhorrent acts of terror by Hamas on 7 October. Some 250 people were also abducted, including 34 children.

  6. Civil society an ‘unwavering force’ for peace: UN official

    - UN News

    Civil society organizations are on the “frontlines” of peacebuilding, a senior UN official said on Thursday, as the Organization convened the inaugural dialogue with grassroots organizations aimed at building and nurturing peace initiatives on the ground.

  7. World News in Brief: New relief window in Gaza, sexual violence in Sudan, new action against chemical weapons

    - UN News

    A last-minute extension of the pause in fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Thursday offered hope that UN humanitarians and aid partners will be able to pursue their efforts to reach the enclave’s most vulnerable people.

  8. Navigating Russian Censorship from the Polar Circle

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 29 (IPS) - At 400 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, Russian journalist Giorgi Chentemirov says he had already been out of the country for six months when the Russian Ministry of Justice labeled him a "foreign agent."

  9. UPDATING LIVE: World must not look away from humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza, UN chief tells Security Council

    - UN News

    The UN Security Council is due to meet once again on Wednesday morning in New York on the Middle East crisis. This will be the first open meeting since the 15-member body passed a resolution in mid-November. Briefing top diplomats, the UN chief said the world must not look away from the suffering of civilians in Gaza. Follow LIVE COVERAGE from UN Web TV here.

  10. Israel-Palestine crisis: Gaza City a ‘ghost town’, reports UN aid agency

    - UN News

    Amid hopes of a deal to extend the pause in fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) reported that humanitarian assistance had reached its shelters in northern Gaza for first time since war erupted last month.

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