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UN concerned about allegations of beheadings, use of child soldiers in Mozambique

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The United Nations and humanitarian partners are deeply concerned about allegations of beheadings and unverified reports of the use of child soldiers in Mozambique,...
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UN boss saddened by death of Tanzanian president

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by the death of Tanzanian President John Magufuli, said Guterres' spokesman on Thursday. Guterres extended his deepest condolences to...
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UN offers help to break tripartite impasse over Nile dam

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has offered the help of the world body to break the tripartite impasse between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan over...
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UN boss calls for global action to bring world back on track

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for global action to bring the world back on track in face of myriad challenges. The global tests...
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UN boss hails United States return to Paris Agreement, calls for climate action

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday hailed the re-entry of the United States into the Paris Agreement on climate change and called for global...
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UN boss voices concern over violence in Somali capital

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday expressed grave concern over the outbreak of violence in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, and called on all...
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UN boss calls for end to war with nature

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday asked for global action to stop "a senseless and suicidal war on nature" and address climate disruption, biodiversity...
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UN chief calls for stable and predictable funding for peacekeeping in Sahel

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for stable and predictable funding for peacekeeping in the Sahel. In a pre-recorded video message for the G5 Sahel...
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UN boss welcomes agreement on Libya interim executive authority

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the agreement on a new interim executive authority for Libya. "Today we have very good news in our...
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UN official alarmed by ethnic violence and human rights violations in Ethiopia

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The UN special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, said on Friday that she was alarmed by the continued escalation of...
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UN boss calls for efforts toward elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for efforts toward the elimination of female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030. Female genital mutilation is a terrible...
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UN boss calls for end to Israeli settlement activity in occupied territory

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for an end to Israel's settlement activity in occupied Palestinian territory, for the resumption of peace talks,...
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UN boss welcomes conviction of Ugandan rebel commander by International Criminal Court

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the conviction of a Ugandan rebel commander by the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. The secretary-general...
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China and United States share “growing convergence of interests” on climate issue

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres suggested on Thursday that China and the United States cooperate on climate action. "There is an area where I believe there...
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UN boss welcomes U.S. decision to seek extension of New START treaty

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the U.S. decision to seek a five-year extension of the New START treaty and Russia's positive reaction...
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Humanitarian aid in Ethiopia’s Tigray insufficient – UN

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The fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region generates need faster than humanitarians can deliver aid, Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres,...
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UN chief hails entry into force of Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the...
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United States to rejoin Paris Agreement on climate change

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order returning the United States to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Hours after being...
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UN Boss waiting for his COVID-19 vaccination – spokesman

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is waiting for his vaccination for COVID-19, said his spokesman on Friday. "We plan to follow the protocols of our host...
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UN chief appoints Perthes of Germany as top envoy for Sudan

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Volker Perthes of Germany as his new special representative for Sudan and head of the UN Integrated...
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UN boss condemns massacre of civilians by armed groups in DRC

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday expressed shock at the recent massacre of civilians by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) in North Kivu province...
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UN chief welcomes outcome of GCC Summit

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the declaration on "solidarity and stability" announced at the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit held in Saudi...
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AU, UN urge Sudanese actors to ensure safe, orderly drawdown of Darfur peacekeeping mission

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The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) on Thursday urged all Sudanese actors to ensure a "safe and orderly drawdown" of the...
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UN chief wants peaceful, credible elections in CAR

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for peaceful, inclusive and credible general elections on Sunday in the Central African Republic (CAR), said his...
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UN chief calls for peaceful elections in Niger

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for peaceful and safe legislative and presidential elections in Niger, said his spokesman. Recalling the peaceful conduct of...
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Senior UN official calls for efforts to preserve Iran nuclear deal

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UN Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo on Tuesday called for efforts to preserve the Iran nuclear deal. "The Iranian nuclear issue is...
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UN assessment teams to enter Ethiopia’s Tigray: spokesman

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Two UN teams will enter Ethiopia's restive Tigray region on Monday to assess the humanitarian needs there, said Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for UN Secretary-General...
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More than 63,000 people internally displaced in Tigray: UN spokesman

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A UN spokesman said Tuesday that more than 63,000 people have been recorded as "internally displaced" in Tigray, but the UN hopes to know...
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UN boss wants worldwide “state of climate emergency”

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for a worldwide "state of climate emergency" to tackle global warming. Five years after the Paris Agreement on...
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, on Feb. 28, 2020. The latest attacks in opposition-held northwest Syria marks "one of the most alarming moments" in the nearly nine-year-old conflict, Guterres said on Friday. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

UN boss calls for more investment in health systems on International Universal Health Coverage...

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for more investment in health systems on International Universal Health Coverage Day, which falls on Dec. 12. "The...