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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,...
South Sudan

UN condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan

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A United Nations senior relief official in South Sudan on Thursday condemned the killing of an aid worker in Budi County in the country's...
John Dramani Mahama

UN Secretary-General lauds Mahama’s appointment

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Mr António Guterres, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, has lauded the appointment of former President John Dramani Mahama, as the African Union (AU) High...

GHANAP worry over threat to the existence of honey bees

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The Ghana Apiculture Platform (GHANAP) has expressed worry about how honey bees and other pollinators have come under serious threat around the world. ...
Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas

Chad: Build a sustainable society based on democratic principles – Ibn Chambas

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Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, former Special Representative and Head, United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), has urged Chad to...
Over two hundred Nepalese peacekeepers arrive in Juba from the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to reinforce the military component of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). UN Photo/Isaac Billy

300 UN peacekeepers deployed to secure Bakouma of CAR

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The United Nations has deployed 300 peacekeepers to help secure the town of Bakouma in the Central African Republic (CAR), a UN spokesman said...
Hunger Report

International agencies warn South Sudan at risk of acute food insecurity

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South Sudan is facing one of the worst food security and nutrition crises globally, as an estimated 7.2 million people are expected to...
United Nations

UN Security Council condemns attack on UN peacekeeping mission in DRC

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The Security Council strongly condemned Monday's attack on the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which...
Antonio Guterres

UN boss restates zero emissions call to avert falling into climate abyss

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All countries should commit to zero carbon emissions by 2050 if the world is to avoid a disastrous temperature rise of 2.4 degrees...
Libya Map

UN envoy to Libya transmits proposal for constitutional basis for elections to dialogue forum

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United Nations (UN) envoy to Libya Jan Kubis on Tuesday transmitted the proposal for a constitutional basis for the upcoming elections to the Libyan...
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FAO launches US$1.5 million project to benefit refugees in Kenya

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Thursday launched a 162-million-shilling (1.5 million U.S. dollars) project targeting host and refugee...
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...
Antonio Guterres

UN suspends humanitarian aid after attacks in Nigeria’s Borno

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The United Nations has temporarily halted humanitarian aid operations in Nigeria's northern Borno State because of violence, a UN spokesman said on Monday. The UN...
Peace

Ghana among countries of relative peace in Africa – Youssef Mahmoud

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Ghana is among a few countries in Africa that are “relative oases of peace despite internal vulnerabilities and external pressure”, according to Youssef Mahmoud...
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...
Antonio Guterres

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,...
Ethiopian Army

Situation in Tigray remains dire despite improved humanitarian access

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There has been substantial improvement in humanitarian access in Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, but continued fighting is driving massive displacement, creating a dire...

MTF Academy Class of 2020: 60 students graduated

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Despite the challenging year that was 2020, MultiChoice is thrilled to congratulate the MTF Academy Class of 2020 on their graduation. 2020 was undoubtedly tough...
FILED - The logo of the human rights organization Amnesty International is pictured in Berlin. Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa

UN rights investigator Agnes Callamard new head of Amnesty

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dpa/GNA - United Nations rights investigator Agnes Callamard has been appointed the new chief of Amnesty International. Callamard will be secretary general of the...
Amina and her three children are among the estimated 855,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled Myanmar since August 2017. Photo: IOM/Muse Mohammed

UN give US$14 million to rebuild destroyed Rohingya camps in Bangladesh

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dpa/GNA – The United Nations has given 14 million dollars to help rebuild accomodation after a massive fire at refugee camps in Bangladesh...
Photo taken on Feb. 4, 2020 shows a cloud of locusts flying in Mwingi North, Kenya. A number of East African countries are suffering serious locust infestation, with Kenya experiencing its worst in 70 years, which, if left unchecked, could grow 500 times in scale by June, a UN spokesman said Friday. Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said besides Kenya, Somalia and Ethiopia are undergoing their worst locust infestation in 25 years, and that Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda and Tanzania are also experiencing swarm activity and locust breeding, while the risk of spread to South Sudan is high. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Desert locust infestation declines in Horn of Africa – FAO

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Delayed rains in the Horn of Africa have helped keeping the locust population down, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations...
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)

United Nations calls for greater investment into water as a resource

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dpa/GNA - The United Nations has called for greater investment into "the vital resource of water" in its World Water Development Report 2021...
Rohingya

United Nations sends first team to Bangladesh island since Rohingya relocation

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dpa/GNA – A United Nations team has started visiting Bangladesh's remote island in the Bay of Bengal where more than 13,000 persecuted Rohingya...
Mr Eric Boachie Yiadom

UPSA lecturer selected for 26th UN Climate Change Conference

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Mr Eric Boachie Yiadom, a lecturer at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), has been selected among top global researchers for the 26th...
UNAIDS

UNAIDS to support Adolescent girls to remain in school

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Some organisations of the United Nations (UN) have convened a broad movement, Education Plus, to work with governments to secure the transformative changes that...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN calls for greater humanitarian access in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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There is a need for greater access in the Tigray region of Ethiopia to reach large groups in dire humanitarian need, although more UN...

FAO Food Price Index rises for ninth consecutive month in February

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Global food commodity prices rose for the ninth consecutive month in February, with quotations for sugar and vegetable oils increasing the most, the Food...
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)

United Nations: Tens of thousands remain arbitrarily detained in Syria

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dpa/GNA - Tens of thousands of civilians are still arbitrarily detained in Syria, their fate unknown 10 years after the conflict began, 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 Boss: Yemeni families face ‘death sentence’ if famine aid is cut

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dpa/GNA - Cutting support to Yemen would amount to a "death sentence" for its people, the United Nations chief told an international...
Yemen

United Nations appeals for US$3.85 billion as Yemen faces famine

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dpa/GNA - The United Nations is appealing for 3.85 billion dollars in funding to save millions of people in Yemen from hunger, in...