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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...
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Xinhua Commentary: Multilateralism matters

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Seventy-five years ago, tormented by the scourge of war that twice brought untold miseries to mankind, countries around the world joined hands and built...
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UNYA-GH swears-in Youth Ministers and Youth MPs

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The Leadership of the United Nations Youth Association-Ghana (UNYA-GH) has sworn into office 132 shadow Youth Ministers. The youth wing of the United Nations Association...
Unya Gh

UNYA-GH sworn-in shadow Ministers and MPs

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The Leadership of the United Nations Youth Association-Ghana (UNYA-GH) has sworn into office 132 shadow Youth Ministers. The youth wing of the United...
A woman walks with a baby stroller in front of the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, the United States, July 20, 2020. The UN headquarters on Monday started its phase one reopening after it had remained physically close over the past four months to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

UN dissociates itself from fake awards scheme in Ghana

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The United Nations (UN) system in Ghana has distanced itself from an organization using its name and that of the Kofi Annan Foundation to...
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UN praises successful municipal elections in Libya’s Misurata

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Friday praised the successful municipal elections in the city of Misurata, some 200 km east...
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UN launches training program to help Somalis adapt to COVID-19 impacts

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched radio training programs in Somalia to help the Horn of Africa nation...
Covid

UN releases message booklet on Ghana’s COVID-19 response

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The United Nations Office in Ghana has released a booklet of key messages covering COVID-19 preventive and impact mitigating measures, and the contributions of...
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UN chief calls for major push to safeguard progress on women’s empowerment

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for a major push to prevent "years, even generations" worth of progress on women's empowerment...
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UN honors Ugandan troops for serving in volatile Somalia

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honored 600 Ugandan troops guarding UN facilities and personnel in volatile Somalia, a Ugandan official said on Monday....
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Uganda suspends operations of 208 aid agencies over violation of regulations

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Uganda has suspended operations of 208 humanitarian agencies over violations of rules governing refugees in the East African country, a top government official said...
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UN Alliance of Civilizations chief condemns burning of Quran in Sweden

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Head of the UN Alliance of Civilizations Miguel Moratinos on Saturday condemned the burning of the Quran by far-right extremists in the Swedish city...
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Burundian refugees start returning home from Rwanda

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Burundian refugees who fled to Rwanda due to security fears began returning to their homeland on Thursday in a voluntary repatriation process. ...
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Digital finance becomes lifeline during COVID-19 crisis – UN report

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A United Nations report launched Wednesday said that digital finance has become a lifeline during the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

High hopes pinned on Chinese tourists to help revive Egypt’s tourism sector

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As Egypt's tourism industry has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials placed high hopes on Chinese tourists to help revive Egypt's tourism...
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...
A wide view of members of the Security Council during a meeting on January 6. (Courtesy)

International efforts should follow UN Charter, address root causes of terrorism – Geng Shuang

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International counter-terrorism efforts should follow the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and should address the root causes of terrorism, said a Chinese...
TUNIS, June 27, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Passengers prepare to board an international flight at the Carthage International Airport in Tunis, Tunisia, June 27, 2020. Tunisia opened its borders and resumed international flights on Saturday, with quarantine regulations for passengers from countries affected by COVID-19. (Photo by Adel Ezzine/Xinhua)

126,000 tourists visit Egypt since early July amid COVID-19 downward trend

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Egypt has received 126,000 tourists since it reopened its seaside resorts to international flights and foreign tourists on July 1, after a three-month halt...
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UNSMIL voices concern over arbitrary arrests in Libya’s al-Asaba city

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Sunday expressed concern over the reported escalation of the situation in the city of al-Asaba,...
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Chinese UN mission denounces U.S. demand for snapback on Iran in UNSC as “political...

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A spokesperson of China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations (UN) on Thursday accused the United States of staging a "political show" by...
Covid

Somalia focused on confronting COVID-19 pandemic

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Somalia, like the rest of the world, is focused on confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, said the top UN envoy for the country on Thursday. ...
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita walks into a polling station in Bamako, Mali on April 19, 2020. The second round of legislative elections kicked off this Sunday at 8 a.m. GMT for Malian voters to choose the remaining 125 of the 147 deputies for Mali's National Assembly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

France says its military operation continues in Mali

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The military operation by the French forces continues in Mali, Minister for the Armed Forces Florence Parly said on Thursday, two days after a...
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UN chief calls for immediate restoration of constitutional order in Mali

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for immediate restoration of constitutional order and rule of law in Mali after the country's president...
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UN urges Ghana to strengthen resilience against humanitarian crisis amid COVID-19

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The United Nations (UN) has urged the government of Ghana to make proper use of the country's resilience system amid the ongoing spread of...
Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita washes his hands after arriving at a polling station in Bamako, Mali on April 19, 2020. The second round of legislative elections kicked off this Sunday at 8 a.m. GMT for Malian voters to choose the remaining 125 of the 147 deputies for Mali's National Assembly. (Photo by Habib Kouyate/Xinhua)

Canada condemns coup d’etat in Mali

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Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said Wednesday that Canada condemns the coup d'etat in Mali. "Canada strongly condemns the coup d'etat...
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...
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UN Security Council strongly condemns mutiny in Mali

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The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday strongly condemned the mutiny, which happened in Kati, Mali on Tuesday and led to the arrest of...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief calls for restraint, calm in Belarus

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for restraint and calm in Belarus as the country is engulfed in protests following Sunday's presidential poll,...
Antonio Guterres

UN demands probe into human rights violations in Cameroon

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The United Nations wants the authorities in Cameroon to begin an investigation into reports of serious human rights violations, including a shocking video allegedly...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) speaks during a press briefing in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 5, 2020. Pompeo said Thursday the increasing violence in some parts of Afghanistan was unacceptable, urging warring parties to "stop posturing" before intra-Afghan peace talks. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. trilateral negotiations subvert international consensus on nuclear disarmament

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The so-called trilateral arms control negotiations raised by the United States subvert the international consensus on nuclear disarmament, a Chinese envoy said here Friday. ...