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Visit to Myanmar

17 October 2017 – Concluding a visit to Myanmar, the top United Nations political official has underscored the importance of accountability and non-discriminatory rule of law and public safety as part of the comprehensive approach needed to address the fears and distrust among communities in Rakhine.

General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council

16 October 2017 – The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the highest intergovernmental body in the United Nations system for matters relating to protection and promotion of human rights worldwide. Newly elected to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council are Afghanistan, Angola, Australia, Chile, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Qatar, Senegal, Slovakia, Spain and Ukraine. All would serve three-year terms beginning on 1 January 2018.

nternational Day of Rural Women

15 October 2017 – International Day of Rural Women – marked annually on 15 October – Women and girls are central to the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, but their role and significance is often overlooked, the head of the United Nations entity for women’s empowerment today said.

A committee to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

14 October 2017 – A committee to strengthen cooperation between the United Nations and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) will discuss its work at the annual IPU forum, which began today in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ahead of today’s opening, IPU said that its 2,000 delegates will focus discussions this week on overcoming intolerance, xenophobia and extremism.

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali

9 October 2017 – A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children in Mali, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today. A report published today shows that an estimated 165,000 children are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition across the country in 2018.

Peace agreement between the Government of Mali and the “Plateforme” and “Coordination” armed groups

6 October 2017 – The Security Council today expressed a deep concern over the persistent delays in fully implementing key provisions of the peace agreement between the Government of Mali and the “Plateforme” and “Coordination” armed groups, urging the parties to adopt an agreed-upon timeline for implementation.

Asian Games 2017

16 September 2017 – Five refugee athletes from Kenya are heading to the competition, to the Asian Games 2017 in Turkmenistan, that starts on September 17 in the capital, Ashgabat.
They all fled war and violence in their native South Sudan before finding refuge in Kenya. All the refugee athletes were selected to compete in the Asian Games after winning tough competitive trials in Kenya.