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Iraq: UN human rights report voices concern over conduct of ISIL fighter trials A new UN report published on Tuesday shows that while considerable effort has been made by Iraqi authorities to bring former ISIL terrorist fighters to justice, there are “serious concerns” about the fairness of the proceedings. 
FROM THE FIELD: Sourcing clean water in Ghana Communities in northern Ghana are benefiting from the rehabilitation of water sources which is expected to boost livelihoods and build resilience against climate change, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 
Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. 
‘Carry our stories forward’: Holocaust survivors share powerful testimonies at UN When the Nazis invaded Poland, overnight, nine-year-old Theodor Meron became “a refugee, out of school, out of childhood and constantly in clear and present danger”, the man who would later become a Judge for International Criminal Tribunals told the United ...
UN health agency team in China to strengthen coronavirus response through partnership The head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) is in China to discuss the novel coronavirus outbreak with senior Government officials. 
‘Green economy’ pioneer Pavan Sukhdev wins 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement Renowned environmental economist and UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Goodwill Ambassador Pavan Sukhdev was awarded on Monday the 2020 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, recognizing his groundbreaking ‘green economy’ work. 
Societies must unite against ‘global crisis of antisemitic hatred’, Guterres urges Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, and the six million Jews and others murdered on Nazi orders during the Holocaust, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told a ceremony in New York on Monday that the world ...
Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre Warring parties in Libya, as well as foreign governments supporting them, are being urged to investigate deadly airstrikes last July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at a detention centre in the northwest of the country. 
End discrimination against women and children affected by leprosy  Governments must put an end to the informal segregation and institutionalized neglect of hundreds of thousands of women and children affected by leprosy, an independent UN human rights expert said on Sunday, World Leprosy Day.
Deadly earthquake kills dozens in Turkey; UN stands in solidarity and offers support United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was deeply saddened by the “loss of life and destruction of property” caused by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday night. 
UN health agency: Time is now to 'act as one' in fighting infectious coronavirus Following confirmed cases of the Novel coronavirus in Europe, the United Nations health agency released a statement on the  need for the international community to work together as one to combat the infectious disease. 
Combatting antisemitism requires ‘solidarity in the face of hatred’, says UN chief   Against the backdrop of a constant stream of attacks targeting Jews, their institutions and property, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Saturday of a global crisis of antisemitic hatred. 
A busy year in the UN Security Council: more openness, diversity mark 2019 With over 240 public meetings and a wider range of civil society briefers, the UN Security Council continued its push towards more transparency in 2019, a year marked by widespread popular uprisings and the erosion of hard-won international treaties.
Haiti cholera outbreak ‘stopped in its tracks’ After a nine-year long cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed close to 10,000 people, this week the country reached the milestone of an entire year free from any new cases of the deadly waterborne disease.
Baroness Morgan's Oral Statement on UK Telecommunications Oral Statement by Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Baroness Morgan
How actuaries support the health and care system The Government Actuary's Department has been looking at ways in which actuaries can support the health and care system.
Serial immigration fraudster jailed for longer Mohammad Rahman has had his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal following intervention by the Solicitor General.
A letter from John Glen to Stephen Jones on Mortgage Prisoners A letter from John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, to Stephen Jones, Chief Executive Officer of UK Finance
The UK’s withdrawal from the EU - The CMA’s role post Brexit The Government has confirmed that the UK will enter a transition period until the end of December 2020, following its departure from the EU on 31 January 2020.

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