The UN Brief

The UN Brief
We report on the United Nations, Finance for Development, Peace and Security in Cyberspace, the UN Human Rights Council, Digital Rights, Cybersecurity, Intellectual Property, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and much more.
Created 21 Sep 2020
  • Week Ahead at the UN
    13 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    Photo credit: WMO Calendar Competition Winner Nils Bart, NL WHO Source: WHO The Tenth Global Conference on Health Promotion for Well-being, Equity and Sustainable Development, started today 13 and goe...
  • ITU: Giga Reaches Milestone
    08 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    A $5 Billion Bond proposed by UNICEF and ITU will kick-start the mixed finance layers necessary for delivering connectivity to schools in the Global South. Giga has already reached a milestone mapping...
  • What Do We Have to Celebrate on Human Rights Day 2021? Not Much.
    07 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
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  • Week Ahead at the UN
    05 Dec 2021 • 5 min read
    LAWS: Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems and International Humanitarian Law This coming week will see the continuation of the negotiations and the production of the final report by the Governmental Gro...
  • Interview with César Antonio Núñez, Director of the New York Office, UNAIDS
    01 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Very little it seems. What progress has been made it is in great part thanks to the tireless efforts of a UN specialised agency, UNAIDS, and its programmes that helped coordinate the creation of a glo...
  • Week Ahead at the UN
    29 Nov 2021 • 6 min read
    World Trade Report 2021 Looks at the Role of International Cooperation in the Fight Against Climate Change The 2021 WTO World Trade Report looked at the role of trade policies on environmental goods a...
  • WHO: Emergency Meeting of Technical Advisory Group to Assess Omicron Variant
    26 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    PSA Public Service Announcement Source: World Health Organisation Geneva, 26 November 2021 Omicron is a Variant of Concern The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an ind...
  • UN Women: The Many Faces of Violence Towards Women and Girls
    26 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    PSA Public Service Announcement Source: UN Women Share The UN Brief The Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women issued by the UN General Assembly in 1993, defines violence against wom...
  • UN Women: End Violence Against Women
    24 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    PSA Public Service Announcement Source: UN Women The UN marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and Girls this Thursday 25 November. The Declaration on the Eliminatio...
  • UNESCO: Best Speeches Highlight the Never Ending Fight for Women's Rights and Press Freedom as a Pillar of Democracy
    22 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read
    The United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation, (UNESCO) is the UN agency that fosters peace thought support of culture, science and education programmes. From the 9 to 24 Novembe...
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