Libya suspended from UN Human Rights Council

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Human Rights Council

•Libya has become the first country to be suspended by the General Assembly from the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council. The Council met in Geneva on Monday to discuss the situation in Libya. The country’s leadership is under fire for its violent crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Somalia on brink of humanitarian disaster

Augustine Mahiga

•Close to 2.4 million people’s lives in Somalia are at risk as a result of conflict and drought. The top UN envoy for the country, Ambassador Augustine Mahiga, says people in areas controlled by the Al-Shabaab insurgents are desperately in need of food. He is calling for the mobilization of more resources to feed the people.

Giving Sierra Leone’s youth a shot at a better life

David Vandy

David Vandy

•UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children report calls for targeted investments in education and training. Almost half of the world’s adolescents do not attend secondary schools. A 15-year old boy in Sierra Leone struggles to get an education by working after school.

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