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What's on at the UN? Radhika Coomaraswamy on genocide reports from Myanmar

Mid Morning Mix // Events// Politics // Aug. 29, 2018
  • Image: Radhika Coomraswamy, Member of the Independent International Fact-finding Mission on Myanmar, briefs the press on the Humanitarian Situation in Myanmar, Geneva. 27 August 2018.
  • Photo by Violaine Martin, courtesy of the UN. Some rights reserved.


In today's UN Roundup, Radhika Coomaraswamy, member of the UN investigating panel set up by the UN Human Rights Council, dismisses reports that the reports of grave sexual abuse have been invented.

Also Daniel Johnson reports on a Saudi-backed international Coalition supporting the Yemen Government against Houthi opposition forces, ahead of next week's talks. Both sides are suspected of war crimes.

Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems – should they be banned? Can they be banned?


Finally, the social event organised by the UN this coming September will be the MIX & MASH event at the Brasserie des Halles de l’île in Geneva. It's held on the 25 September 2018 from 6pm and is open to all. 

The theme is access to information, with lots of people and associations discussing press freedom, as well as many from the UN Geneva Information Service. 




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