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  1. News in Brief 16 January 2018
    "Greater unity and courage" needed in year ahead: UN chief Countries across the world need to display "greater unity and courage" to tackle deepening crises and "new dangers". That's the sobering message from UN chief António Guterres, outlining to the General Assembly in New York his key areas of concern for the year ahead. The [...]
  2. Homelessness exacerbates DRC cholera outbreak: WHO
    The current outbreak of cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is worsening, with almost twice as many suspected cases reported in 2017, compared to the previous year. That's according to the World Health Organization (WHO) which  h said on Tuesday that the DRC is suffering from "the most severe outbreak since 1994". [...]
  3. News in Brief 15 January 2018
    Security Council makes unannounced visit to support Afghan peace efforts The Security Council carried out an unannounced three-day visit to Afghanistan over the weekend, to lend support to the country's efforts to restore "peace and stability". It was the first such visit to Afghanistan since 2010, and allowed Council members to get a "first-hand account [...]
  4. Tea and empathy: ZamZam Yusuf shares her refugee experience
    Somali refugee ZamZam Yusuf has a message for any neighbours who think she doesn't have the right to call Leicester, in the English Midlands, home. "I would like to offer you a cup of tea" at my house, says the 30-year-old mother-of-four, who came to UN Headquarters in January, as world leaders prepare to debate [...]
  5. Ancient Somali cave art "enormous" potential for future tourism
    Ancient rock shelters that are home to some of the oldest cave paintings in Africa, have "enormous" potential to help bring thousands more tourists to Somalia and 'Somaliland'. That's according to the top envoy who heads the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Michael Keating. Standing inside the extraordinary cave formations of Laas Gaal, on [...]
  6. News in Brief 12 January 2018
    "We must have an agreement" on migration, says Assembly President Agreement must be reached by the nations of the world on a comprehensive global compact on migration, said the President of the General Assembly on Friday. Miroslav Lajčák made the plea at UN Headquarters in New York, while setting out his priorities for the global [...]
  7. South Africa records largest Listeria outbreak ever, more than 60 dead
    What's believed to be the largest outbreak ever of the deadly bacterial disease Listeriosis — or Listeria — has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases. That's according to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, which praised the response of the South African Government so far. WHO [...]
  8. News in Brief 11 January 2018
    Migration "powers economic growth", needs "global response": Guterres Migration is a positive force for global economic growth, which helps reduce inequality, conflict and misunderstanding. That's the passionate belief of UN chief António Guterres, unveiling his milestone report "Making Migration Work For All" at UN Headquarters in New York on Thursday. The Secretary-General said that facts, [...]
  9. IOM calls on Social Media to “help explain the dangers” of migration
    Social media companies, in particular Facebook, need to do more to “help explain the dangers” of embarking on migrant journeys in search of a better life. That's according to Leonard Doyle, Director of the Media and Communication Division for the UN migration agency, IOM. He was speaking following reports that close to 200 migrants or [...]
  10. News in Brief 10 January 2018
    "Diligent" support needed to reintegrate former rebels in Colombia Former rebel fighters in Colombia need "diligent and thorough" support from the UN and all parties with a stake in the country's ongoing peace process. That's according to the head of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, which is helping to realize the fruits of the [...]

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