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UN Secretary-General’s press encounter: 5 September 2017

6 September 2017

Secretary-General António Guterres on North Korea and Myanmar’s Rakhine State In two weeks’ time, world leaders will be here in the General Assembly to address the full range of global challenges. But in recent days we have seen the dramatic aggravation of three of the main threats we face as [read more]

Thousands of people are fleeing Telafar for safety

22 August 2017

(Baghdad, 20 August 2017): Thousands of civilians are expected to flee from Telafar and surrounding communities during the Iraqi military operation to retake these areas from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). “Thousands of people are fleeing Telafar for safety,” said Lise Grande, [read more]

Muzoon Almellehan: UNICEF’s Youngest Goodwill Ambassador

19 June 2017

NEW YORK, 19 June 2017 – UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador. The appointment makes Muzoon the first person with official refugee [read more]

Number of suspected cholera cases reaches 100 000 in Yemen

9 June 2017

Joint news release UNICEF/WHO 8 JUNE 2017 | SANA’A – The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen continues to rise, reaching 101 820 with 791 deaths as of 7 June 2017. Worst affected are the country’s most vulnerable: children under the age of 15 years account for 46% of cases, and [read more]

The Nexus of Corruption and Conflict in South Sudan

15 January 2016

In July 2015 The Sentry, an initiative of the Enough Project based in Washington DC, United States, issued a Report on corruption and conflict in South Sudan, the following is the Executive Summary of the Report, which can be downloaded from TheSentry.org. “South Sudan was born amid great [read more]

The Atomic Bazaar – William Langewiesche

18 July 2009

The Atomic Bazaar – William Langewiesche, pub. Allen Lane, London, 2007 This book is a timely reminder of the problems associated with nuclear proliferation and the issue of dealing with nuclear-equipped misgoverned developing nations. Most of the book looks at Pakistan, which is reasonable, [read more]