Friday’s Daily Brief: Refugee children missing out on school, Ebola in Uganda, Fresh violence in Yemen, 20 years of Timor-Lest independence, Enforced disappearances

A recap of Friday’s stories: Over half of refugee children missing an education; new Ebola case in Uganda; funding gap in Yemen leaves many at risk; Timor-Leste marks 20th anniversary of independence, enforced disappearances spread terror

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August 30, 2019 at 01:16PM
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More than half of world’s refugee children ‘do not get an education’, warns UNHCR

Refugee children in their millions are missing out on an education, the UN said on Friday, in an appeal to host countries to back more inclusive policies to prevent them from “languishing” in camps for years and losing hope. 

More than half of world’s refugee children ‘do not get an education’, warns UNHCR
August 30, 2019 at 06:56AM : International People Search
August 30, 2019 at 06:56AM

Thursday’s Daily Brief: UN refugee agency on Venezuelan migrant crisis, dramatic resurgence’ of measles in Europe, a UN News visit to former nuclear test site, Colombian law for disabled persons receives praise, Security Council on violence in Yemen

A recap of Thursday’s stories: ‘No end in sight’ to massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees; ‘Dramatic resurgence’ of measles threatens Europe; Report from nuclear test site in Kazakhstan;  UN expert welcomes new Colombian law for persons with disabilities; Security Council concerned over violent spams in Yemen.

Thursday’s Daily Brief: UN refugee agency on Venezuelan migrant crisis, dramatic resurgence’ of measles in Europe, a UN News visit to former nuclear test site, Colombian law for disabled persons receives praise, Security Council on violence in Yemen
August 29, 2019 at 03:03PM : International People Search
August 29, 2019 at 03:03PM

Venezuela migrant crisis begs a ‘coherent, predictable and harmonized’ response: UNHCR

There is “no end in sight” to the massive movement of Venezuelan migrants and refugees, now at around 4.3 million in number, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) shared on Thursday.

Venezuela migrant crisis begs a ‘coherent, predictable and harmonized’ response: UNHCR
August 29, 2019 at 12:34PM : International People Search
August 29, 2019 at 12:34PM

Teen activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York by boat, putting ‘climate crisis’ in spotlight

After a two-week sail across the Atlantic Ocean, young climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in the Big Apple on Wednesday to participate in two major climate summits set for UN Headquarters next month.

Teen activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York by boat, putting ‘climate crisis’ in spotlight
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Partnerships with civil society and youth ‘essential’ for a future that leaves no one behind: General Assembly President

Partnerships with civil society and youth are essential to achieving the goals of key UN-backed international agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on climate change, María Fernanda Espinosa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, told delegates at the UN Civil Society Conference on Wednesday. 

Partnerships with civil society and youth ‘essential’ for a future that leaves no one behind: General Assembly President
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‘Perseverance is key’ to Iraq’s future, UN envoy tells Security Council

Although Iraq is “hard at work building on progress made to date”, a top United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday that decades of trouble continue to impact the present, but cautioned “we have not seen the end of it yet”.

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August 28, 2019 at 12:23PM
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Corruption undermines democracy and contributes to instability, warns senior UN anti-crime official

Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability, Mirella Dummar-Frahi, Civil Society Team Leader at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) warned at the UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Corruption undermines democracy and contributes to instability, warns senior UN anti-crime official
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‘There has never been a more urgent time,’ to safeguard children’s right to safe water and sanitation, says UNICEF

Access to safe drinking water is a right critical to a child’s survival, yet protracted crises have left some 420 million children without basic sanitation, and 210 million lacking access to safe drinking water, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

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August 27, 2019 at 05:30PM
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Football is ‘refuge for those who have left everything’; UN initiative aims to bolster well-being of refugee, migrant children in Peru

Sport brings people together “regardless of conditions or flags”, a senior United Nations official in Perú said on Tuesday referring to a new initiative launched over this past weekend to promote the well-being of children and youth in Lima’s refugee and migrant communities through football. 

Football is ‘refuge for those who have left everything’; UN initiative aims to bolster well-being of refugee, migrant children in Peru
August 27, 2019 at 08:20AM : International People Search
August 27, 2019 at 08:20AM