"This is the news in brief from the united nations the u._n. Assistance mission in afghanistan says it is gravely concerned at reports that eleven seven civilians were killed during a state-sponsored security operation in a tweet on wednesday unanimous said that they had died in a search operation carried out in paktiya province in the east of the country during the festival earlier this week accountability is essential and harm to civilians must stop the mission insisted fisted the development which reportedly claimed the lives of students comes as unit continues to support preparations for the delayed afghan-led presidential election due due to take place at next month. Paraguay should take action to prosecute those responsible for the illegal use of fertilizers that allegedly led to the death of one farmer pharma and the poisoning of at least twenty others a u._n. Appointed panel of independent experts has said according to the human rights committee the large-scale spraying of of toxic agrochemicals in canon day department in the east of the country has severely impacted living conditions health and livelihoods it said in a statement that despite despite samples being found in people's homes that showed the presence of banned chemicals many years ago subsequent investigations had made no substantive progress and had not led to any any finding of criminal responsibility ought to the address of the harm caused the expert panel maintained that water resources and aquifers had been contaminated by industrial soybean food production that it caused the loss of fruit trees the death of farm animals and severe crop damage the committee also highlighted a court ruling in paraguay which found that the authorities authorities had failed to protect people from the toxic products while also calling for a buffer zone between housing and growing areas and finally to the conference on disarmament in geneva where the u._n.'s top diplomat there has urged governments to be more successful in tackling global threats to peace tatyana valla via. Who's the first woman secretary general of the conference on disarmament armament as well as the first female director general in the swiss city wanted escalating tensions around the world who are severely jeopardizing the gains made in the last forty years at the conference prince by member states new scientific technological developments and dynamics were challenging international security misspell via insisted while also calling for the conference to who overcome their differences and such results for us to move forward and get things done to deliver on the important mandate without on this body we must i ensure that the conference does what it was intended to do to negotiate and the new instruments gathering complex sensitive and urgent urgent issues of national and international security issues that impact on every living being on this plant ms valla virus comments followed recent ending ending of the intermediate range nuclear forces or an f. treaty between the united states and russia in a statement at the beginning of the month u._n. Secretary general antonio guitarist i underline the need to avoid what he called destabilizing developments and to urgently seek agreement on a new common path for international arms control daniel johnson. You're news."