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  1. Genocide prevention adviser warns of global threat posed by hate speech

    - UN News

    The UN’s top genocide prevention official warned on Friday that hate speech remains a significant threat to global peace and security, often targeting society’s most vulnerable.

  2. War in Ukraine should not be ‘new normal’, warns top humanitarian there

    - UN News

    A surge of attacks by Russian forces on the Kharkiv area of Ukraine is causing significant civilian casualties, as well as the destruction of homes and crucial infrastructure, the top UN official in Ukraine said today, in a plea not to “normalize” the dire conditions for Ukrainian civilians.

  3. ‘Better late than never’: Gazans react to Security Council ceasefire resolution

    - UN News

    A cautious welcome was given by civilians in Gaza to this week’s Security Council resolution endorsing a ceasefire for hostages deal - mixed with frustration that the fighting continues with both Hamas and the Israeli Government signalling that the three phase plan falls short.

  4. Conflict and lawlessness hamper food aid delivery in Gaza: WFP

    - UN News

    Escalating fighting in the south and centre of Gaza makes it near-impossible for humanitarians to deliver desperately needed food aid, the Deputy Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Carl Skau, said on Friday at the end of a two-day mission to the enclave.

  5. UN Probe Finds Israel Guilty of 'Extermination,' Torture, and Other War Crimes in Gaza

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jun 13 (IPS) - A United Nations commission tasked with conducting an in-depth investigation of Israeli military actions in the occupied Palestinian territories has concluded that Israel's government is responsible for multiple war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Gaza Strip, including "extermination," torture, forcible transfer, and the use of starvation as a weapon of warfare.

  6. Haiti: UN chief welcomes new government amid ongoing challenges

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday welcomed the swearing in of Haiti’s new Government, urging stakeholders to continue making progress towards restoring democratic institutions through elections.

  7. World News in Brief: Ukraine attacks continue, education in Africa, Albinism update

    - UN News

    The UN humanitarian coordinator for Ukraine Denise Brown on Thursday said she was ‘appalled’ by the scale of Russia’s overnight attack on Kryviy Rih City in the Dnipro Region.

  8. Security Council demands end to siege of El Fasher in Sudan

    - UN News

    The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Thursday that calls for the paramilitary Rapid Security Forces (RSF) in Sudan to halt their siege on El Fasher, capital of North Darfur state.

  9. UN envoy warns Yemenis not to return to the battlefield

    - UN News

    After months of relative stability in Yemen between Government and Houthi forces, a return to all-out war is looking inevitable unless the current escalation in violence is halted, the top UN envoy for the country said on Thursday.

  10. UN reports ‘shocking’ rise in violations against children in conflict in 2023

    - UN News

    Violence against children caught in armed conflict reached “extreme levels” last year, with a “shocking” 21 per cent increase in extreme violations, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a report published on Thursday.

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