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GENEVA / DPRK

The United Nations Commission set up to investigate human rights violations in North Korea said today that Pyongyang was so far refusing to cooperate with their investigation. CH UNTV

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GENEVA / WHO-SYRIA

The UN High Commission for Human Rights today expressed its concern about the human rights and humanitarian impact of a recent major offensive launched by the Syrian government to retake several opposition-controlled districts in Homs. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that while people's need for emergency medical care and access to treatment of curable [...]

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WHO / CORONA VIRUS UPDATE

Briefing journalists about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the World Health Organization (WHO) today said that in terms of person to person transmission, "we don’t see it sweeping through communities in big outbreaks." WHO

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SOUTH SUDAN / LADSOUS

Herve Ladsous, the Chief of United Nations Peacekeeping operations (DPKO), met this morning with the President of South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit and a delegation of the Government. UNMISS

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BURKINA FASO/ CLIMATE CHANGE

Farmers in Burkina Faso's Sahel Region wait for seasonal rains to start, the weather patterns have become way unpredictable for them to predict any longer. In northern Burkina Faso, Sibiri Kebre like most farmers depends on rain-fed agriculture to feed his family and earn a living. In recent years, he's begun practicing water and soil [...]

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GENEVA / HUMAN RIGHTS EGYPT

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Navi Pillay, in a statement today said she was "concerned by reports of widespread detention of leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood. There should be no more violence, no arbitrary detention, no illegal acts of retribution." CH UNTV

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FAO / UGANDA FISHERIES

Uganda is a land-locked country, yet 60 percent of the population's daily protein requirements come from fish. As the second largest source of foreign revenue, the fisheries sector makes a vital contribution to the economy, and it's the implementation of national standards, based on Codex Alimentarius Commission standards, which ensure safe fish for locals and [...]

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NIGERIA / SANITATION

Martin Dewaun Ayoo's village Iorduu has recently become open defecation free. This means that its has gone through a process called "community led total sanitation" in which each family builds their own latrine from local materials and commits to good sanitation practices. UNICEF

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