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IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN

IRAQ POLITICS: Civilians Lack Food, Water, Medicine as Mosul Battle Mounts: UN 0

Up to 200,000 people still live behind Islamic State lines in Mosul’s Old City and three other districts, U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande told Reuters late on Sunday.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea 0

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns

IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns 0

“International law is unambiguous. The protection of civilian lives is legal and moral duty that stands above all other objectives,” underscored the UN aid chief.

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WORLD POLITICS: Attacks on Hospitals, Medical Staff ‘Symptoms of Grave Disregard’ For International Law’: António Guterres Warns

WORLD POLITICS: Attacks on Hospitals, Medical Staff ‘Symptoms of Grave Disregard’ For International Law’: António Guterres Warns 0

“Despite our efforts, civilians continue to bear the brunt of conflict around the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warns.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Trump Meets With NATO, EU: No Easy Way Out For Trump

EUROPE POLITICS: Trump Meets With NATO, EU: No Easy Way Out For Trump 0

“We expect Trump to recommit to NATO’s founding rule that an attack against one ally is an attack against all,” said a senior European diplomat at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official

SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official 0

“We must not allow ourselves to become inured to the ongoing allegations of the use of chemical weapons. This is an issue about which the United Nations cannot be neutral,” Izumi Nakamitsu.

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MOZAMBIQUE POLITICS: UN, Mozambique Host Forum to Fight Trafficking Albinos

MOZAMBIQUE POLITICS: UN, Mozambique Host Forum to Fight Trafficking Albinos 0

United Nations agencies are joining forces with governments in Southern Africa in a push to strengthen protections for persons with albinism.

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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told 0

“As we enter the third decade of peace implementation, it cannot be assumed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is on a glide path to a peaceful, viable State irreversibly on course for European integration,” said High Representative Valentin Inzko during a briefing on the situation in the country.

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EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Violence Against Transgender Should Be Investigated: United Nations

EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Violence Against Transgender Should Be Investigated: United Nations 0

Seven transgender women have been killed in El Salvador, according to Geneva-based Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 2 Million Children Flee Homes Because of Civil War

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: 2 Million Children Flee Homes Because of Civil War 0

“No refugee crisis today worries me more than South Sudan,” Valentin Tapsoba, the Africa chief for the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR, said in a statement.

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WORLD POLITICS: Russia Rejects MSM Reports on ‘Russia Blocking’ UNSC Condemnation of North Korea Missile Test

WORLD POLITICS: Russia Rejects MSM Reports on ‘Russia Blocking’ UNSC Condemnation of North Korea Missile Test 0

“US delegation stopped the work on the document without any explanation and claimed to the media that Russia had ‘blocked’ it,” the Russian delegation said.

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: UN Says Japanese Troops Start Withdrawing From South Sudan Mission

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: UN Says Japanese Troops Start Withdrawing From South Sudan Mission 0

“The first group is leaving today,” Daniel Dickinson, spokesman for the U.N. peace keeping mission called UNMISS, told Reuters moments before the troops were due to board their flight at Juba International Airport.

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HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti 0

Sandra Honore, the UN envoy to Haiti, told the council on Tuesday that “Haiti’s political outlook for 2017 and beyond has significantly improved.”

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HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy 0

UN official also urged the Government to assign a ministerial-level focal point for human rights as well as to expedite the transparent and merit-based appointment of the National Ombudsperson.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Here’s Why Russia Says Assad Not to Blame for Chemical Attack

SYRIA POLITICS: Here’s Why Russia Says Assad Not to Blame for Chemical Attack 0

Russia says poison gas leaked from rebel chemical weapons struck by Syrian bombs. Hasan Ali, Free Idlib Army rebel commander, calls Russian statement ‘lie’.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous Aid Program Bureaucratic: UN

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous Aid Program Bureaucratic: UN 0

UN Says, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians rank the bottom of social and economic indicator, which exacerbates tension in the communities.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: UN Investigators Bodies Found in Congo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: UN Investigators Bodies Found in Congo 0

Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo discovered the remains of two UN investigators and their Congolese interpreter who went missing this month in an area engulfed in a violent uprising, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

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WORLD POLITICS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble: UDHR

WORLD POLITICS: Universal Declaration of Human Rights Preamble: UDHR 0

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Venezuela Maintains High Human Development: UN 0

The UN Development Program released its 2016 Human Development report this week, ranking Venezuela 71st out of the 188 countries examined.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building

ISRAEL POLITICS: Israel Ignores UN Demand to Halt Settlement Building 0

Palestinian UN envoy Riyad Mansour told reporters: “Settlements need to be stopped, not only because they are illegal, but they are the main obstacle in the path of the two-state solution.”

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