UN News – Daily Wrap

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DAILY WRAP 2 November 2018

OCHA/Yasmina Guerda
UN urges more protection for Nigeria’s most vulnerable after deadly attack on campHundreds of people already forced to flee their homes by violence in Nigeria’s troubled north-east have been uprooted once again after deadly attacks in and around a camp where they were sheltering, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, OCHA, said on Friday.

Bart Verweij/World Bank
‘Colossal human loss’ threatens Asia, Pacific as hunger fight stalls – UN agenciesWell over half the world’s undernourished people live in the Asia-Pacific region, making it a critical part of the global push to end extreme hunger and malnutrition in line with the Sustainable Development Goal(SDGs), cautioned a new United Nations report on Friday.

FAO/Alessandro Stelzer
More countries partner to target ‘zero hunger’ in global southMore than 20 countries committed to a new declaration on agricultural and rural development on Friday, in a bid to stamp out poverty and hunger. The commitment came at the end of a forum on international development cooperation in Changsha, China.

WFP/Jonathan Dumont
Yemen: UN chief hails ‘signs of hope’ in world’s worst man-made humanitarian disasterWelcoming recent indications that peace talks could resume soon to end Yemen’s brutal civil conflict, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday there is “no room for complacency,” and called on the warring parties and the international community to “halt the senseless cycle of violence” and “reach a political settlement”.

Benson Kua
UN rights chief warns of potential ‘witch-hunt’ as Tanzanian official plans to track and arrest LGBT peopleThe United Nations human rights chief has warned that an official campaign in and around the capital of Tanzania to identify and detain anyone suspected of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) “could turn into a witch-hunt.”

UN Photo/Evan Schneider
International court rejects Saif Gaddafi call to drop arrest warrantA call by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi ­– son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and de facto Prime Minister of the country during the time of his father’s rule – for an international arrest warrant against him to be ruled inadmissible, was rejected by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), on Friday.

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