UN News Updates: 13 January 2018

13 January 2018

Headlines at a glance

12 January 2018

South Sudan: Rebuilt bridge in Upper Nile helping local communities, improving aid delivery

Migration, sustaining peace, development high on UN General Assembly’s agenda for 2018

South Africa responding to largest-ever Listeria outbreak – UN health agency

More refugees and migrants feared lost in Mediterranean; UN urges safer resettlement options

Iraqis returning home outnumber displaced for first time since 2013, says UN migration agency

UN rights office urges Tunisian authorities to ensure freedom of peaceful assembly

11 January 2018

Boko Haram attacks, human trafficking threaten progress in West Africa and Sahel – UN envoy

In Damascus, UN aid chief outlines measures to improve response to Syrian crisis in 2018

In Hargeisa, UN envoy for Somalia calls for calm and dialogue following clashes

Migration should be act of hope, not despair; UN chief proposes ways to maximize migrants’ contributions

UN agencies call for funds to reverse food ration cuts for refugees in Rwanda

10 January 2018

UN regional forum for Latin America and Caribbean marks 70th anniversary

Darfur: Displacement slows but returns remain difficult, warns UN peacekeeping chief

Colombia: Reintegrating 14,000 ex-combatants remains a challenge, Security Council told

At UN, universities spotlight hands-on approach to integrating refugees

Taking on environmental health risks, UN agencies aim to protect ‘foundations for life’ on Earth

Tragic start to New Year for migrants as hundreds feared dead in Mediterranean – UN

Syria: UN rights chief condemns spike in civilian casualties in ‘de-escalation’ areas

9 January 2018

Brinkmanship, lack of compromise will only deepen DR Congo political crisis, Security Council told

Rohingya children trapped in ‘appalling’ conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine state – UNICEF

UN chief welcomes progress on inter-Korean talks as vital to reducing tensions in region

UN refugee agency urges Israel to halt forced relocation of African asylum seekers

As Syria war grinds on, Syrian refugees in Lebanon are becoming poorer, more vulnerable – UN


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