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UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletter – ARCHIVE

Archive of the UNRIC Info Point & Library Newsletters in pdf format.

‘Reasons for hope’ in a world still on ‘red alert’ says António Guterres

He reiterated one of his clarion calls during 2018 over climate change, saying that it was still “running faster than we are,” and that...

Yemen: Committee brings warring parties to the table in Hudaydah, builds on ceasefire

The UN-brokered body made up of both Government and Houthi opposition representatives is known officially as the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC), chaired by retired...

‘Continue working together’ UN chief urges DR Congo, as country heads to polls

In a statement, the Secretary-General also encouraged all Congolese citizens to seize “this historic opportunity” to participate in the consolidation of the country’s democratic...

Newly displaced fleeing attacks in northeast Nigeria, top 2,000

The UN humanitarian coordination office, OCHA, reported on Thursday that escalating attacks by non-State armed groups in northeast Nigeria are triggering these new displacements,...

THE COMMITTEES: General Assembly Third Committee ‘anchored’ in human rights protection

This year’s busy session homed in on the advancement of women; promotion of fundamental freedoms through elimination of racism and discrimination; and also addressed...

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Fighting drought with Somalia’s sand dams

UNDP Somalia/Said Isse Sand dams in Puntland, Somalia, can harvest water above and below ground and help to build the resilience of local people. (2017) ​​​UNDP...

UN ceasefire monitoring chief tours Yemeni port of Hudaydah

Retired Dutch General Patrick Cammaert and his advance team, also undertook “a familiarization visit” to the Port itself, where close to eighty per cent...

Mogadishu bombings a ‘cowardly assault’ on Somalis’ right to peace – UN envoy

The members of the United Nations Security Council, on Saturday, condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Friday’s car bomb attack in Somalia, in which...

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Profiting from urban waste in Vietnam

UNDP Viet Nam In Hoi An in Viet Nam, biodegradable waste is composted at the household level and then used by local farmers for sustainable...

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