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UN: Used car exports from developed countries cause air pollution

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Millions of used vehicles exported from Europe, the United States and Japan to the developing world contribute significantly to air pollution, according to a...
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UN says Africa’s Great Lakes region on course to address persisting challenges

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Africa's Great Lakes region is on a recovery trajectory amid commitment by multilateral institutions, regional blocs and local communities to address persisting challenges and...
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UN launches Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

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The Acting Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in Libya, Stephanie Williams, launched Sunday the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) shortly after the signing...
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UN welcomes arrest of Libyan smuggler

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Thursday welcomed the arrest of a Libyan human and fuel smuggler by Libya's UN-backed...
Climate change

UN sees stark increase in climate-related disasters since 2000

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The number of climate-related disasters was 82-per-cent higher in the past 20 years than in the previous two decades, according to a UN study. The...
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CHRAJ stands in solidarity with older persons

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The Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAI) stands in solidarity with older persons globally as the world of marks International Day of...
A group of Nigerian Policemen deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping mission patrol in Beledweyne, Somalia, on December 14, 2019. - The rains have inundated big areas surrounding Beledweyne area forcing thousands of people to leave their houses and look for humanitarian assistance while living in displacement camps. Due to climate change and human activities, cycles of floods and droughts have become more recurrent and completely unpredictable in Somalia exposing hundreds of thousands of people every year to vulnerability and displacement. (Photo by LUIS TATO / AFP)

Senior UN official welcomes positive developments in Sudan, warns of tough road ahead

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UN Undersecretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo on Friday welcomed the recent positive developments in Sudan, and warned of tough tasks...
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World leaders voice strong support for UN

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World leaders on Wednesday voiced strong support for the United Nations (UN) in their speeches delivered virtually at the general debate of the...
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UN provides food for over 2,200 refugees in Libya

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Wednesday it provided more than 2,200 refugees with food packages this week. ...
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World leaders voice strong support for UN

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World leaders on Wednesday voiced strong support for the United Nations (UN) in their speeches delivered virtually at the general debate of the 75th...
Covid-19

UN chief calls for fighting misinformation to tackle COVID-19

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday urged joint efforts to address the infodemic, mitigating the harm done to people by misinformation and...
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UN stands ready to support landlocked nations in pandemic recovery: UN chief

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The UN system is standing in solidarity with landlocked developing countries, which lack access to vital trade links, and supporting them in their efforts...
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UN chief calls for end to political deadlock in Lebanon

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for an end to the political deadlock in Lebanon and the launch of necessary reforms. ...
China’s national flag and the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on the Golden Bauhinia Square in Hong Kong Photo by Qian Weixin/People's Daily Online

China rejects U.S. groundless accusations, says China’s UN envoy

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China firmly rejects and opposes the groundless accusations by the United States during the General Debate of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, and...
United Nations General Assembly

UN General Assembly holds unique annual session, lacks usual security

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by William M. Reilly The annual UN General Assembly high-level week featuring a marathon of speeches by world...
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General Debate of UN General Assembly opens

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The General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with the theme of "The future we want,...
Somalia

UN says funding constraints may reverse humanitarian gains in Somalia

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The UN humanitarian agency on Tuesday called for increased funding to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of Somalis in need. ...
Hajara, 19, and her children await their first hot meal in over two months. They arrived at the Dosseye refugee camp in Chad the previous day after fleeing violence in Central African Republic. UNHCR/C.Fohlen

UN says over 200,000 refugee children out of school in Ethiopia due to COVID-19

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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday said more than 200,000 refugee children are out of school in Ethiopia due to...
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General Debate of UN General Assembly opens

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The General Debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with the theme of "The future we want,...
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International community rejects U.S. unilateral announcement on return of UN sanctions on Iran

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The international community has denounced the unilateral announcement made by the United States to resume United Nations (UN) sanctions on Iran, saying the attempt...
Beirut Blast

Focus of humanitarian aid after Beirut blasts shifts to mid-term: UN

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The United Nations and partners on Friday issued a report card on aid following the Beirut blasts and said the focus is changing to...
UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

UN chief calls for political will for Sustainable Development Goals

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for political will and bold action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...
Illegal Immigrants

UN agency to open response center in Somalia for vulnerable migrants

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The UN migration agency said on Friday a new Migration Response Centre (MRC) to cater for the needs of vulnerable migrants returning to Somalia...
Medical workers treat a COVID-19 patient at the coronavirus unit in Mayanei Hayeshua Medical Center, Bnei Brak, April 13, 2020. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

UN urges solidarity, cooperation as global COVID-19 cases top 30 million

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As global COVID-19 cases surpassed 30 million on Thursday, United Nations (UN) officials again urged the international community to strengthen solidarity and cooperation. ...
Ghanaian Peacekeepers

China sends over 40,000 UN peacekeepers over 30 years: white paper

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China's armed forces have sent over 40,000 peacekeepers to 25 United Nations peacekeeping missions over the past 30 years, says a white paper...
Libya

UN welcomes Libyan PM’s decision to step down

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The United Nations (UN) welcomes the decision by Fayez Serraj, the UN-backed Libyan prime minister, to step down by the end of October, according...
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Deputy UN chief urges major countries to work together to tackle pandemic

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Deputy United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Thursday urged the world's major countries to work together in face of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN chief calls for ‘a people’s vaccine’ available to all

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for global cooperation on defeating the coronavirus pandemic and on vaccine development. "We need a vaccine...
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UN-recognized Libya premier seeks to hand over power by October’s end

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Fayez al-Serraj, the prime minister of Libya's internationally recognized government, said on Wednesday he intends to hand over power by the end of October. "I...
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U.S. threatens sanctions over arms trade with Iran

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The United States on Wednesday threatened to impose new sanctions to prevent foreign arms trade with Iran after the expiration of the UN arms...