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Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten

Tema East MP wants sea protected

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Mr Isaac Ashai Odamtten, Member of Parliament for the Tema East Constituency has called for the protection of ocean for future generations as it...
Antonio Guterres

UN Boss Travel to UK’s G7 Summit Thursday, Plans to Meet PM Johnson

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will travel to the United Kingdom on Thursday where he will meet with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on the sidelines...
Representatives pose for a group photo during the meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign and development ministers at Lancaster House in London, Britain, on May 4, 2021. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

G7 Must Act to Ensure Vaccine Access to Billions Across Global South – OHCR

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Eight United Nations officials have called on the Group of Seven (G7) leading economies to ensure peoples across the developing world get full and...

Palestine Files 3 Lawsuits Against Israel With ICC

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Palestine has filed three lawsuits against Israel in the International Criminal Court (ICC) concerning Palestinian prisoners, Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip in different...
Antonio Guterres

UN Boss Calls Killing of Muslim Family in Canada ‘Heinous Attack’

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that he is “appalled” at the murder of a Muslim family in a targeted car crash attack...
Antonio Guterres

UNSC Recommends to Appoint Guterres for 2nd Term as Secretary-General

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The UN Security Council recommended Antonio Guterres to be appointed as the Secretary-General for the second four-year term starting January 2022, a diplomatic source...
UNHCR

UNHCR Condemns Deadliest Attack in Burkina Faso in Years

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The UN refugee agency condemned on Tuesday an attack on a village in Burkina Faso’s turbulent north, which left 138 people dead and displaced...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council President Calls for Urgent Quartet Meeting on Mideast Peace

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The president of the UN Security Council for the month of June and Estonia Permanent Representative to the United Nations Sven Jurgenson on Tuesday...
Due to weather conditions, the Ryanair flight landed at Dublin Airport instead of Shannon. Photograph: Reuters/Paul Hanna/File Photo

‘Impossible’ to Issue Statement on Ryanair Incident – Security Council

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The UN Security Council will not be able to adopt a joint statement on the situation around the forced landing of the Ryanair plane...
Kidnapped students

UN Chief Strongly Condemns Abduction of Students in Northern Nigeria

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the abduction of school children from an Islamic school in the northcentral Nigerian state of Niger, UN spokesperson...
Covid

UN warns Gambians pandemic far from over after new variant emerges

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The United Nations system in The Gambia released a joint statement on Tuesday warning Gambians not to disregard the COVID-19 preventive rules following the...
South Sudan

South Sudan faults extended sanctions by UN

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South Sudan said Monday that continuous extension of an arms embargo and other sanctions by the United Nations Security Council is unhealthy for...
United Nations

UN, African regional bodies expresses concern over situation in Mali

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The United Nations and various regional bodies in Africa have voiced concern over the situation in Mali after the detention of civilian leaders by...

UN to honour two Ghanaian peacekeepers posthumously

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Two Ghanaian Peacekeepers are to be honoured posthumously during the 2021 International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers’ Ceremony, slated for Thursday,...
Flood

Heavy rains affect some 166,000 people in Somalia – UN

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The recent torrential rains across Somalia have affected around 166,000 people, the United Nations humanitarian agency said on Monday. The UN Office for the Coordination...
Security Council

UN Security Council Works on Draft Statement on Situation in Gaza

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The UN Security Council is currently working on a draft statement on the Israeli-Palestinian escalation that entered its second week, a diplomatic source at...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

US Blocking Third Attempt to Issue Joint UNSC Statement on Israel-Gaza Violence

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The United States is again blocking attempts at the UN Security Council (UNSC) to pass a joint resolution condemning the violent escalation of the...
United Nations

Security Council to hold open meeting on Israeli-Palestinian tensions

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The United Nations (UN) Security Council will hold an open meeting on Sunday to discuss the escalation of tensions between Israel and Palestine. Zhang Jun,...
Ethiopian Army

Military impedes access to Ethiopia’s rural Tigray areas – UN

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Military forces blocking roads in Ethiopia's Tigray region interrupt aid access to rural areas where needs are most severe, UN humanitarians said on Wednesday. Armed...
Hunger and Malnutrition

Some 155 million people suffer from hunger in 2020 – UN

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At least 155 million people faced crisis levels of food insecurity in 2020 because of conflict, extreme weather events and economic shocks linked in...
The debilitating impact of climate change

1.1 million people in Madagascar’s Grand Sud drought severely food insecure

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More than 1.1 million people are severely food insecure in Madagascar's Grand Sud, where drought crisis is rapidly deteriorating, UN humanitarians said on Friday. "In...

Rosatom Launches Atoms for Humanity Global Nuclear Awareness Campaign on 30 April

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In order to power a better future, we need a clean and reliable source of energy, just like nuclear. However, modern nuclear technology is...
The debilitating impact of climate change

Somalia and UN forecast dry conditions to affect 3.4 million by end of 2021

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 Somalia and the United Nations (UN) said Sunday at least 3.4 million people are projected to be affected by drought conditions by the end...
Ethiopian Army

Fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray makes volatile aid crisis – UN

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Fighting in Ethiopia's Tigray region is restricting assistance response and creating a volatile situation amid a critical water shortage, UN humanitarians said on Friday. "The...
COVID-19

UN advisory board urges solidarity to prevent COVID-19 from pushing countries apart

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The multilateral system has to fundamentally change in the spirit of international solidarity to confront the severe impacts of COVID-19, according to members of...
Borno State

Clashes in Nigeria’s Borno State hamper humanitarian work

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Clashes between insurgent groups and Nigerian armed forces in Borno State are hampering humanitarian assistance, said a UN spokesman on Friday. UN humanitarian workers in...
Afghan policemen patrol in Khush Tepa district of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan, March 16, 2015. (Xinhua/Arui)

‘Deeply disturbing’ rise in civilian casualties in Afghanistan – UNAMA

(dpa) – In spite of ongoing peace talks between the warring sides in Afghanistan, the number of civilian casualties has significantly increased in the...
Protesters gather during the Women's March 4 Justice in Melbourne, Monday, March 15, 2021. Marches are being held around the country to raise awareness of sexual harassment against women in government and workplaces. (AAP Image/James Ross) NO ARCHIVING

Millions of women cannot make decisions about their own bodies – UN

(dpa) - Millions of women worldwide are being denied the freedom to make decisions about their own bodies, according to a UN report released...
The debilitating impact of climate change

Somalia and UN warn of worsening drought

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Somalia and the UN have called for urgent action to mitigate the impact of worsening drought, saying more than 116,000 people have already been...
Hunger Report

2.3 million people in Niger could face food insecurity in months – UN

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The number of food-insecure people in Niger during the coming months could reach 2.3 million people, UN humanitarians said on Friday. About...