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UN chief calls for efforts to prohibit attacks on education

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for efforts to prevent attacks on education. "Schools and universities are supposed to be safe...
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No hope of reaching climate, development goals without youth optimism, know-how -UN chief

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Without harnessing the energy, tech savvy and optimism of young people, the world has no hope of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
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UN chief asks countries to embrace clean energy

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India and other countries around the world to embrace clean energy in order to recover better from...
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UN chief asks some countries to embrace clean energy

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday asked India and other countries around the world to embrace clean energy in order to recover better from...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN chief calls for resolution of Rohingya refugee crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday highlighted the Rohingya refugee crisis on the third anniversary of the mass exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh. ...
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 sustainable recovery of tourism from COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for the recovery of tourism from COVID-19 in a sustainable way. "It is imperative that...
Joseph Kobla Wemakor

Coronavirus fight: Halt discrimination and violence against women and we win

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A deadly pandemic hits at an alarming rate and brings untold pain and hardship upon the whole world. All of a sudden, life came to...
Beirut Blast

1,000 tons of goods offloaded at temporarily operational Beirut port

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The blast-devastated Beirut port is temporarily operational, a UN spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that emergency relief and aid materials will continue to be...
Algeria Calls For Un Backed Political Solution To Libyan Crisis

Libya, UN discuss need for political solution to Libyan crisis

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The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, on Friday met with the Speaker of Libya's eastern-based House of Representatives...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

U.S. has notified UN Boss of withdrawal from WHO

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A United Nations spokesman confirmed on Tuesday that the United States notified on Monday the UN secretary-general of its withdrawal from the World Health...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss warns of impacts of COVID-19 on peace and security

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday reminded the Security Council of the multi-faceted implications of COVID-19 on international peace and security. "The COVID-19 pandemic continues...
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UN chief appoints Cristina Duarte of Cape Verde as his special adviser on Africa

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appointed Cristina Duarte of Cape Verde as his special adviser on Africa. Duarte, who will succeed Bience Gawanas of...
Chambas

COVID-19: Chambas urges political actors to seek consensus on elections

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, political actors have been urged to seek for consensus in addressing the disruptions to political processes involving elections. Dr Mohamed...
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UN, partners aid Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger hit by conflict, COVID-19

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The United Nations and humanitarian agencies are helping 1.2 million internally displaced people and 107,000 refugees in the border areas of the Central Sahel...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief warns against misinformation in fight against COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned against misinformation in the fight against COVID-19. "Along with the pandemic, we are seeing a...
Press Freedom

UNESCO hosts World Press Freedom Day celebration

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UNESCO and its Director-General, Madam Audrey Azoulay has hosted an online discussion on the importance of free media in providing the public with reliable...
Human Rights

Human rights come after saving lives in fierce pandemic

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By Zhong Sheng A Shanghai doctor assisting Wuhan to fight the COVID-19 epidemic cried his heart out after failing to rescue a severe patient who...

Journalists provide ‘antidote ‘to COVID-19 misinformation-UN Secretary-General

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Mr António Guterres, the United Nations Secretary-General, has called for greater protection of journalists providing the “antidote” to a pandemic of misinformation surrounding the...
Smoke rises from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. The forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Friday that the rival east-based army attacked the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli with heavy shelling. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Fighting around Tripoli, insecurity in Libya trigger food price hikes

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Fighting around Tripoli and insecurity in Libya have triggered food price hikes, prompting the United Nations and its humanitarian partners to renew appeals for...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss asks for debt relief due to COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for debt relief in addition to a moratorium on debt service payments in the context of COVID-19. ...
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UN chief warns against retreat from climate action

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned against a retreat from climate action at a time when the world is preoccupied with the coronavirus. ...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss wants COVID-19 vaccine available to all

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants a vaccine for COVID-19 to be available to all people around the world, said his spokesman on Monday. ...

COVID-19: Africa is fighting and relying on its own forces

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It is certainly too soon to draw some lessons on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, since it continues to dramatically affect significant segments...
China Supports Un In Playing Greater Role In Afghan Issue

China supports UN in playing greater role in Afghan issue

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A Chinese envoy said here Thursday that China supports the United Nations (UN) in playing a greater role in the Afghan issue. "The Afghan...
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The Flagrant Isolation of South Africa within the Security Council on the Moroccan Sahara...

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The United Nations Security Council held a briefing yesterday by the UN Secretariat on the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, pursuant to resolution 2494...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

UN spokesman says up to WHO’s governing body to find funds after U.S. withholds

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It is up to the governing body of the World Health Organization (WHO) to decide where to seek funds in its COVID-19 fight, the...
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO

Washington’s WHO funding freeze ill-timed, irresponsible

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by Xinhua writer Shi Xiaomeng The United States announced on Tuesday that it is going to halt its funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). ...
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UN begins solidarity flights in Africa to boost COVID-19 response

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The first UN "solidarity flight" is scheduled to leave Ethiopia shortly to bring medical supplies and protective equipment to boost COVID-19 response on the...
Yemeni fighters loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi wait in their pick-up trucks on a road in the Sirwah area, in Marib province on April 9, 2016. [Xinhua]

Yemen sees no sign of cease-fire despite UN appeals amid COVID-19 crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' Middle East envoys on Saturday launched a joint appeal for the cessation of hostilities and dialogue in Yemen amid the...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief defends WHO after Trump threat

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by William M. Reilly UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres underscored on Wednesday the necessity of the World Health Organization (WHO) during the COVID-19...