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DAILY WRAP 11 October 2018

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‘Concerted effort’ must be made to help 600 million-plus adolescent girls realize full potential: GuterresThere are “multiple barriers” including “systemic discrimination” bias and lack of training, which are keeping the largest generation of girls in human history from reaching their full potential, said UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a statement on Thursday, marking International Day of the Girl Child.

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Algeria must stop arbitrary expulsion of West African migrants in desert: UN migration rights expertAtrocities suffered by child and adult migrants from West African States “should shock the conscience of humanity” into action, a UN rights investigator said on Thursday, before calling for Algeria to halt the collective expulsion of thousands of foreign nationals to Niger.

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Nigeria floods: Guterres ‘deeply saddened’ by loss of life and rising needThe United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday he is “deeply saddened”, as the Government of Nigeria announced that some 200 people have died, and a further 1,310 injured, due to flooding across a dozen states. Overall, around two million have been affected.

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Saudi Arabia must halt air strikes in Yemen, says UN panelThe conflict in Yemen has been highlighted by a UN human rights committee which on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia to “put an end to the air strikes” against its southern neighbour, amid reports that they have resulted in the deaths of at least 1,248 children since March 2015.

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Do all you can to resolve climate change ‘sticking points’ UN chief urges South-East Asian leaders, in BaliUN Secretary-General António Guterres, has called for Governments across South-East Asia, to take a lead in the fight against global warming and the damaging impact of climate change.

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Mali not fulfilling its ‘sovereign role’ in protecting its people: UN human rights expertIn an effort to better protect people and their property throughout Mali, the international community must honour commitments to help reduce violent extremism, chronic insecurity and ineffective government, said the United Nations expert on human rights in the country, Alioune Tine, on Thursday.

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DR Congo: Electoral process advancing despite threat of armed groups, UN envoy tells Security CouncilDecember elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) remain on course, but still face “major challenges”, including violence from armed groups in the country’s east, the top United Nations official in the country said on Thursday.

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