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    Guterres finds fear latest best-selling brand

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:37am on January 19, 2019

    United Nations secretary general António Guterres has uttered a warning against the dangers of ‘widespread fear and mistrust in our planet,’ saying ‘The best-selling brand...

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    One in three UN employees have been sexually harassed: survey

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:25am on January 17, 2019

    A third of United Nations employees have reported experiencing sexual harassment at the world body over the last two years, according to the findings of...

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    Palestinians launch bid for full UN membership

    Agence-France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2019

    The Palestinians will launch a bid to become a full member of the United Nations even though such a move will be blocked by the...

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    One third of UN workers say sexually harassed in past two years

    Reuters . United Nations | Updated at 11:16am on January 16, 2019

    One third of United Nations staff and contractors experienced sexual harassment in the past two years, according to a report released by the United Nations...

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    Myanmar delays UN refugee chief’s visit

    Agence France-Presse . United States | Updated at 01:18pm on January 15, 2019

    Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said...

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    UN calls for ‘rapid and unimpeded’ aid access to Rakhine

    Reuters . Yangon | Updated at 12:19am on January 15, 2019

    The United Nations called on the Myanmar government on Monday to allow ‘rapid and unimpeded’ humanitarian access to Rakhine State, where fighting between government troops...

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    UN experts urge Pakistan not to execute mentally ill prisoner

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:35am on January 14, 2019

    UN experts on Sunday urged Pakistan to stay the ‘arbitrary execution’ of a former police officer suffering from mental illness, just days before his sentence...

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    Trump stops emergency declaration in border wall fight

    Reuters . Washington | Updated at 10:08am on January 12, 2019

    US president Donald Trump said on Friday he would not declare a national emergency ‘right now’ to end a standoff over border security that has...

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    UN HR expert Lee to visit Rohingya camps soon

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:55am on January 12, 2019

    The United Nations special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee will visit Bangladesh soon to see the Rohingya situation in...

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    UN refers Saudi teen to Australia for refugee resettlement

    Reuters. Sydney | Updated at 01:43pm on January 09, 2019

    United Nations has asked Australia to consider refugee resettlement for an 18 year old Saudi woman who fled to Thailand saying she feared her family...