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23-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing Ukraine Aid Delivery OCHA 23 April 2021

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UN-led aid convoy brings 23 tonnes of humanitarian goods across contact line in east Ukraine

20-04-2021 | Edited News

Venezuela School Meals - WFP

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The United Nations' World Food Programme (WFP) has signed an agreement with the Government of Venezuela to begin operations to provide the most vulnerable children in the South American country with nutritious school meals, it announced on Tuesday. The agency’s goal is to reach 185,000 students by year’s end and 1.5 million by the end of the 2022-2023 school year. It estimated the food assistance programme’s annual budget at $190 million.

20-04-2021 | Edited News

Tigray Displaced - UNICEF

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‘No end’ to conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, warns UNICEF Disturbing reports have continued to emerge of widespread abuse of civilians in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, nearly six months since conflict erupted, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

16-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: North-East Nigeria Alert - UNHCR, OCHA

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A spate of clashes involving Government security forces and insurgent groups in northeast Nigeria has caused mass displacement and threatened humanitarian assistance, as armed groups go “house-to-house” in the search for aid workers, the UN said on Friday.

14-04-2021 | Edited News

UNFPA State of World Population 2021

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“Nearly half of all women are denied their bodily autonomy”, says UNFPA’s latest report on the “State of World Population”

13-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Mozambique UNICEF & WFP

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UNICEF warns of a “very, very serious protection crisis in Mozambique” where growing attacks by jihadists are adding to an already desperate situation

09-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: OHCHR update on Princess Latifa and Prince Hamzah

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It is still not clear if Jordan’s Prince Hamzah is under de facto house arrest or not, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Friday. Despite an ongoing investigation into the Prince’s disappearance, Marta Hurtado, spokesperson for the OHCHR, told journalists that “no charges have yet been brought…We are concerned at the lack of transparency around these arrests and detentions”.

09-04-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: WHO Vaccine Advice

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The UN World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday that a critical shortage of vaccines has left some countries unable to start COVID-19 inoculation campaigns, while insisting on a “vaccines and” - rather than a “vaccines-only” – approach to prevent infections spreading.

30-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Mozambique - Palma Attacks-OCHA - IOM - UNHCR - WFP

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Grave concern for women and children targeted in northern Mozambique violence: Disturbing reports of targeted attacks against civilians have continued to emerge from the northern Mozambique town of Palma, marking a serious escalation of violence and volatility in the Cabo Delgado region.

29-03-2021 | Edited News

Post Covid-19 Cities Report UN-Habitat 29 March 2021

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UN-Habitat report calls for post COVID-19 cities to lead the way to a fairer, greener and healthier future. A new report by UN-Habitat published on Tuesday demonstrated how cities can re-duce the impact of future pandemics and become more equitable, healthy and envi-ronmentally friendly.

26-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Tigray Camps Update - UNHCR

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UN humanitarians reported on Friday that aid teams have reached two camps for Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia's war-torn Tigray region for the first time since fighting began in November, only to find them destroyed and the former occupants “scattered”.

24-03-2021 | Edited News

Human Rights Council Belarus and Myanmar

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The UN’s top rights forum passed resolutions on Wednesday condemning abuses of fundamental freedoms in Belarus and Myanmar, in response to ongoing concerns over the human rights situation in both countries.

23-03-2021 | Edited News

New Treatment for TB UNITAID 23 March 2021

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UNITAID and partners announce new preventive treatment for latent Tuberculosis

23-03-2021 | Edited News

Human Rights Council Sri Lanka Resolution Vote

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The United Nations Human Rights Council has been given a mandate to collect and preserve information and evidence of crimes related to Sri Lanka's 37-year long civil war that ended in 2009.

23-03-2021 | Edited News

UNITAID Tuberculosis 22 March 2021

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UNITAID World Tuberculosis Day - Despite being preventable and curable, tuberculosis remains one of the deadliest infectious diseases in the world

23-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Hunger Hotspots Report Launch - FAO - WFP 23 March 2021

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UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Hunger Hotspots Report Launch - FAO - WFP 23 March 2021

23-03-2021 | Edited News

Assistive Technology - WIPO

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Inventions boom in ‘assistive tech’ offers wider benefits for all Rapid growth in innovations that are designed to help people overcome their disabilities could soon offer a fix to all manner of mobility, sight and other difficulties, UN patent experts WIPO said on Tuesday...

22-03-2021 | Edited News

Human Rights Council Violations in Kasaï - DRC

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Scale of violence in eastern part of DRC has continued to worsen”, UN Human Rights chief 

19-03-2021 | Edited News

Tackling Systemic Racism - Michelle Bachelet 19 March 2021

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"Transformative change needed to dismantle racism and police violence": rights chief

17-03-2021 | Edited News

WHO SAGE-Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

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WHO SAGE Decision on Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine

16-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing South Sudan - Insecurity and Malnutrition Ocha - WFP - UNHCR 16 March 2021

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South Sudanese “one step away from famine”, said World Food Programme (WFP)

12-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Syrian Children - 10 Years Of War - UNICEF

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Speaker: - Bo Viktor Nylund, UNICEF Representative in Syria

11-03-2021 | Edited News

Human Rights Situation in Myanmar- HRC

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Junta crackdown in Myanmar has led to likely crimes against humanity, requiring coordinated international response, Human Rights Council told

10-03-2021 | Edited News

Human Rights In North Korea During COVID-19 - HRC

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COVID-19 measures worsen abuse and hunger in North Korea, Human Rights Council hears

10-03-2021 | Edited News

Tsunami Preparedness UNDRR 10 March 2021

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Tsunami Preparedness UNDRR 10 March 2021

09-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Update on Weather - February WMO 09 February 2021

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UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Update on Weather - February WMO 09 February 2021 “Relatively cold February does not negate the long-term warming trend from climate change", says World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

05-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Women In Parliament 2020 - IPU

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More than one quarter of members of parliament in the world are now women - Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

05-03-2021 | Edited News

Guinea Ebola - WHO 05 March 2021

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With 18 Ebola cases reported, 14 confirmed, and four deaths to date, the West African nation of Guinea is becoming the focus of an urgent public health response involving national health authorities, local communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners. An Ebola vaccine has been deployed for the first time in the country, with more than 1,600 people vaccinated so far.

02-03-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing Appeal For Funding For Refugees in Eastern Africa WFP - UNHCR 03 March 2021

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The World Food Programme (WFP) and the UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency, appealed today for US$266 million to end food ration cuts for over 3 million refugees in East Africa. During the last months, WFP has been forced to implement ration cuts for refugees in Uganda (40%), Kenya (40%), South Sudan (30%), Djibouti (23%) and Ethiopia (16%).

01-03-2021 | Edited News

Khashoggi Murder: Independent Experts react to U.S Report

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UN independent expert Agnès Callamard today welcomed a report published earlier this week by U.S. authorities that named Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman as the person who gave the go ahead to the operation to kill or capture journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

01-03-2021 | Edited News

Navalny Case: Independent Expert Report

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Human rights experts: Russia responsible for attempted killing of Navalny, international investigation needed. The findings of an investigation by two independent human rights experts into the poisoning of Russian dissident Alexei Navalny found the Russian state to be responsible for the attempted killing and called for the international community to carry out further investigations.

01-03-2021 | Edited News

UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria - Detention Report 01 March 2021

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Tens of thousands of civilians arbitrarily detained in Syria remain forcibly disappeared, says UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria

26-02-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Yemenis Flee Clashes - UNHCR - IOM

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As ongoing clashes push Yemenis into “famine-like conditions” UN agencies call for the protection of civilians.

23-02-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing COVID-19 Oxygen Emergency - UNITAID 23 February 2021

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UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing COVID-19 Oxygen Emergency - UNITAID 23 February 2021

22-02-2021 | Edited News

Human Rights Council Guterres - Bachelet - Bozkir 22 February 2021

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"On the opening day of the Human Rights Council’s 46th session, the UN chief reiterated his call to the Myanmar military “to stop the repression immediately…

19-02-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Comments on Princess Latifa - OHCHR

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Speaker: • OHCHR spokesperson Liz Throssell

19-02-2021 | Edited News

Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan 19 February 2021

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Violence in South Sudan engulfs much of country, violations rife Extreme violence and attacks involving thousands of fighters at a time have engulfed more than three-quarters of South Sudan, UN human Rights Council-appointed investigators said on Friday, warning that the bloodshed and exactions faced by civilians are “the worst recorded” since the country’s civil war began in December 2013.

16-02-2021 | Edited News

UNOG Bi-weekly press briefing: Ebola Outbreaks - WHO

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Close to 300 Ebola contacts identified in the latest outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 109 more in Guinea – WHO

12-02-2021 | Edited News

Human Rights Council - Special Session Myanmar - Resolution adopted

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Human Rights Council - Adoption of resolution on Myanmar