News in Brief 21 September 2020


This is the newseum brief from the United Nations. All those fighting in Yemen must find the courage to bring an end to the bloodshed there and offer people a future where peace is sustainable. That's the message on Monday from veteran United Nations negotiator Martin, graduates, special envoy Yemen who has said that it's time to reflect on five years of war that are ravaged. killed thousands and left millions suffering his appeal on the twenty first of September. The International Day of peace also coincides with prisoner release talks that began last Friday in Switzerland. They are part of a deal agreed in Sweden in two thousand eighteen between the Yemen government based in Aden and the mainly Hutu opposition which controls the capital Sonner, some fifteen thousand prisoners and detainees are the object of that deal reported nine hundred. Government loyalists and some six hundred who tease out to be freed as part of these discussions in a tweet welcoming the talks co managed by the UN and the Red Cross Mr Griffiths urged the parties to conclude discussions released detainees swiftly and bring relief to thousands of Yemeni families. The special envoy warned that the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the limits of suffering in Yemen even further after repeating the UN's call for A. Global ceasefire two Yemenis especially those Yemenis in civil society and women and youth groups I salute you all on your courage and your persistence please continue to advocate for a future of equal citizenship rule of law and accountable governance for your country a future of sustainable peace and to the warring parties I say this on this day. I, hope you reflect and find the courage to take the first step towards giving the. People of Yemen the peace they need and deserve according to the UN. World Health. Organization who Yemen has the world's highest death rate positive case of Corona, virus with nearly six hundred deaths from around two thousand confirmed cases. You an appointed rights panel has found that Spain did not take reasonable steps that would have allowed a child with down syndrome to stay in mainstream education in its first decision on the right to. Inclusive Education. The committee on the rights of persons with disabilities said that Spain had fell to fulfill its obligations under the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. The case dates back to twenty eleven when the Spanish authorities enrolled the boy identified as Rubin in a Special Education Center against his parents wishes until that point rubin had been attending a mainstream school but the situation deteriorated amid allegations of ill-treatment and abuse. By his teacher Rubin and his father eventually took their case to the UN in two. Thousand Seventeen committee member Marcus Scheffer said the panel had ruled that authorities did not carry out a thorough assessment of rubens educational needs north the reasonable accommodations required for him to continue attending a mainstream school. The committee also urged Spain to eliminate any educational segregation of students, disabilities in special education schools and specialized units within mainstream schools. Finally in a massive global conversation with the UN, more than a million people have told the organization what they want most according to the results of the online survey that was launched in January to mark the UN's seventy fifth anniversary people's main immediate priority. Today is improved access to basic services like health care, safe water, sanitation, and education. Next amid the ongoing covid nineteen crisis people said, they also wanted greater international solidarity. And increased support to those hardest hit by the pandemic the response should tackle inequalities and rebuild a more inclusive economy respondents said the UN seventy-five survey also showed that how I inability to stem the climate crisis on the destruction of the natural environment is people's biggest concern for the medium and long-term are the major priorities include ensuring greater respect for human rights, settling conflicts, tackling poverty, and reducing corruption Daniel, Johnson UN news.

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