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Concerned about Liu Xiaobo, UN rights office urges access to jailed rights defender

07 July 2017 – The United Nations human rights office today expressed great concern about the health of Liu Xiaobo and urged access to the jailed Nobel laureate and his wife, Liu Xia.


Funding shortfall threatens education for children in conflict, disaster zones – UNICEF

07 July 2017 – Some 9.2 million children living in emergency countries will miss out on schooling unless the international community contributes an additional $820 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned at the start of today's G20 summit.


INTERVIEW: ‘Disarmament matters’ in times of crisis, stresses new High Representative

06 July 2017 – Izumi Nakamitsu has taken the helm of United Nations disarmament affairs at a time when needs are greatest for the world to invest in conflict prevention.