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Survivors of ISIL terror in Iraq want justice, not revenge, says head of UN investigation team The scale and barbarity of the crimes committed by ISIL have ultimately served not to divide but to unify, Karim Asad Ahmad Khan, head of the UN Investigative Team to Promote Accountability for Crimes Committed by Da’esh/Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ...
‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly President Without the full participation and leadership of women, “we have no hope” of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of the United Nations General Assembly told gender equality leaders on Monday.
‘We won’t get to zero cases of Ebola without a big scale-up in funding,’ UN relief chief warns Deadly, attacks on health workers in Ebola-hit areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including one at the weekend that left two dead, are an indication that combating the disease outbreak will require far greater international support, UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday. 
Monday’s Daily Brief: numbers of hungry people rising, millions of children need vaccines, Mali children need more protection In today’s Daily Brief: achieving zero hunger an “immense challenge”, with numbers of hungry rising; 20 million children are missing out on potentially life-saving vaccines, the killing of health workers in DR Congo shows the need for a stronger Ebola ...
Baby foods high in sugar, inappropriately marketed in Europe, reveal two UN studies Proper nutrition for newborn babies into early childhood is key to development and good health in later life, according to the Regional Director of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe, as she launched two new studies on Monday.
‘Complacency’ a factor in stagnating global vaccination rates, warn UN health chiefs More than one in 10 children – almost 20 million worldwide – failed to receive potentially lifesaving vaccines in 2018, the UN said on Monday, citing obstacles including conflict, cost and complacency. 
UN highlights importance of skills development on World Youth Skills Day At UN Headquarters, and across the globe, events are taking place on Monday to celebrate World Youth Skills Day – marked each year on 15 July – to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development.
Over 820 million people suffering from hunger; new UN report reveals stubborn realities of ‘immense’ global challenge After nearly a decade of progress, the number of people who suffer from hunger has slowly increased over the past three years, with about one in every nine people globally suffering from hunger today, the United Nations said in a ...
With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programme Access to education in Somaliland is extremely limited, with more than 50 per cent of children in Somaliland out of school. In an effort to address the problem, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF, has partnered with the government, and the ...
UN chief condemns terror attack in Kismayo, Somalia UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack that took place on July 12 in southern Somalia. 
UN Human Rights Council stands firm on LGBTI violence, Syria detainees and Philippines ‘war on drugs’ The 41st session of the United Nations Human Rights Council ended on Friday with measures taken to address worrying developments in Eritrea, Syria and the Philippines, along with other issues of global concern, such as violence and discrimination against the ...
Friday’s Daily Brief: UN chief meets cyclone survivors in Mozambique, Human Rights Council investigates Philippines state violence, UN weather agency... In today’s Daily Brief: UN chief António Guterres condemns airstrikes on Syrian hospitals and meets survivors of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth in Mozambique; the UN Human Rights Council votes to investigate the “war on drugs” in the Philippines; and UN ...
Pledging ongoing UN support during visit to cyclone-hit areas, Guterres praises resilience of Mozambicans Determined children learning in classes without roofs, resilient women farming without tools or much land, and grateful people who survived a cyclone that destroyed their livelihoods; on his final day in Mozambique, UN chief António Guterres witnessed first-hand the inner ...
Developing countries should not be liable for emissions ‘accumulated throughout history’, key UN development forum hears Citing climate change as being caused by “emissions accumulated throughout history”, the head of China’s Xiamen Airlines told the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York on Friday that heavy carbon dioxide emitters should “take ...
Consultation on a revision to Harbour Order application fees Have your say on proposed options to revise the fee structure for HO applications
Majority support free trade agreements Two thirds (66%) of the UK public support free trade agreements, with only 3% saying they are opposed.
Vaccine update: issue 296, July 2019, HPV special edition Newsletter including the latest information and resources for the universal human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme for eligible girls and boys.
Spotlight on veterans with new Health Education England appointment January 2019 Janis Mumford, Head of Integrated Services at Health Education England (HEE) appointed to chair East Midlands VAPC.
Wages overtake inflation for 16th month in a row – fastest real terms growth since 2015 Female employment is at a joint record high, wages surpass inflation for the 16th month in a row, record numbers are in work and unemployment continues to fall.
Geospatial Commission appoints four new Commissioners The Geospatial Commission has appointed four new Commissioners.

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