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News in Brief 21 August 2017 (PM)

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  UN readying to support civilians fleeing from Iraqi city The UN and its humanitarian partners in Iraq are preparing for the exodus of thousands of civilians from Telafar as the army battles to retake the northern city and surrounding communities from the extremist group ISIL, also known as Daesh. The operation began on Sunday [...]

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UN Daily News Programme 21 August 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn. In today's programme: UN human rights experts report no sign of "positive evolution" in Burundi; and a war surgeon explains why he feels more at risk of death saving lives during conflict.

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UN human rights experts concerned about situation in Burundi

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International human rights experts monitoring Burundi have seen "no sign of positive evolution" in the country since June. That's according to Fatsah Ouguergouz, head of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Burundi, who has expressed concern over allegations of human rights violations and the restriction of certain freedoms. The Commission will present its latest report [...]

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ILO Commission to investigate relationship between work and society

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A high-level group of international experts has been tasked with addressing challenges related to the rapidly transforming world of work. The members of the Global Commission on the Future of Work were announced on Monday by the International Labour Organization (ILO), based in Geneva. It will be chaired by the President of Mauritius and the [...]

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War surgeon: I feel more at risk of death on front line

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A leading war surgeon has spoken of the increasing risks associated with saving lives in combat zones and the need for governments to "muster the courage" to protect humanitarians. Dr Marco Baldan, who's worked for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in numerous conflicts including most recently Yemen, was speaking at the UN [...]

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News in Brief 21 August 2017 (AM)

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WHO working to prevent spread of diseases in the wake of Sierra Leone tragedy Preventing the spread of disease in Sierra Leone, where mudslides and flooding have killed hundreds of people, is "vital," the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. The UN agency is working closely with the government to halt the potential spread [...]

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"No sign" of improvement in Burundi: investigators

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International human rights experts monitoring Burundi have seen "no sign of positive" change in the country in recent months. That's according to a new report commissioned by the UN Human Rights Council into allegations of ongoing grave abuses in the Great Lakes state. In June, UN investigators highlighted the climate of fear and violence in [...]

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