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As the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, in developing countries it’s rural girls who are proving to be the most vulnerable to abuse during economic collapse and lockdown. Listen back to our podcast hosted by @UNFPA :

Darfur: @UN_AUinDarfur , closed down after completing its mandate. The joint mission, the only one of its type, was established in July 2007 in the arid conflict-affected region in the west of the country. Check our photo story:

#COVID19 , the virus that shut down the world. The plight of refugees and migrants: from a heightened risk of catching the COVID-19 virus in crowded camps, to being stranded due to travel restrictions, and becoming the targets of criminal gangs.

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There is little evidence of countries taking the UN’s advice to use #COVID-19  stimulus funds to ‘build back better’, a UN climate expert warns in The State of the Planet, a new podcast from our @UNEnvironment  colleagues.

In an interview with @UN  News’s Under-Secretary-General Fabrizio Hochschild highlights the impact of the pandemic on people’s responses and explains what concrete action will be essential in the years ahead.

UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres  has called for action to ensure accountability for “heinous attacks” in CAR, this week, that left a Rwandan peacekeeper dead and another wounded. Attacks come in midst of increased violence following recent elections.

A new report from @icao  confirms there was a “dramatic” fall in international air travel due to #COVID19 , of around 60 per cent over the course of last year, to levels last seen in 2003

Nearly 4 out of every 100 people live outside their country of birth or citizenship. Get your facts straight on international #migration . Get the latest numbers from #UNPopulation .

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Peacekeepers under attack again in #Mali , as one Egyptian blue helmet dies, another seriously injured

UN Secretary-General voices deep concern over inter-communal clashes in #Sudan 's West Darfur region; urges authorities to "expend all efforts" to bring an end to the fighting and protect civilians


The @UN  Security Council met behind closed doors for the first time in more than 50 years Friday, for direct discussions over Kashmir.

Last week at #UNGA , was joined by , ambassadors & & many more to launch – UN's strategy for young people to take lead for More #Youth2030in  our story #GlobalGoals 

50,000 women killed by intimate partners or family members in 2017, making home the most dangerous place for women, finds new report #UNNewsStory  #16Days  #ENDviolence  #OrangeTheWorld 

Independent report from _HRC Commission of Inquiry into Gaza fence demos by Palestinians "found reasonable grounds to believe that Israeli security forces committed serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law".

Independent @UN  rights experts are urging Hong Kong authorities to drop prosecutions of 15 leading pro-democracy activists. Charges were filed as protests are restricted due to the #CoronavirusPandemic .

"If we went by the principle that those affected by a problem should be in charge of determining the solution, then the majority of the world's peace negotiators, foreign ministers, & diplomats would be women." - Special Envoy . She w #AngelinaJolies  at the today:

New @WHO  guidance calls for people to wear non-medical masks on public transportation and other confined areas during the #COVID19  pandemic.

On #ClimateEmergency , "schoolchildren have grasped its urgency better than global leaders", says @antonioguterres  at #Lisboa21  - we need to take a seat "at your table" says @UN  chief. Full story: