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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...
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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...
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Ghana appeals to Spain for UN Security Council bid

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Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration-designate, has requested Spain to support Ghana’s candidature for a non-permanent seat on the...
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Kenya vows to advance Africa’s agenda on security and climate change at UNSC

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday evening reiterated his government's commitment to advancing Africa's agenda at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), particularly on...
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We will strengthen partnership with the youth – UN

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Madam Anne-Claire Dufay, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative, Ghana, says the United Nations (UN) is committed to partnering young people in the...
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UN investigating allegations of sex abuse in DRC Ebola outbreak

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The United Nations is investigating allegations of sexual abuse in the humanitarian response to the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...
COVID-19

UN representative applauds Zambia efforts in fighting COVID-19

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A United Nations (UN) representative in Zambia has applauded the country's efforts in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. It was commendable that the...
FILE - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech during a meeting of the German federal parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

UN chief Guterres calls for coronavirus global vaccination plan

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dpa/GNA – United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called for the launch of a global vaccination plan under the auspices of 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 urges G20 to prepare “Global Vaccination Plan”

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday proposed that the Group of 20 (G20) set up an emergency task force to prepare a...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief calls for stable and predictable funding for peacekeeping in Sahel

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for stable and predictable funding for peacekeeping in the Sahel. In a pre-recorded video message for the G5 Sahel...
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AU and UN urge Somali leaders to resume talks on poll impasse

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The United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) on Tuesday called on Somali leaders to resume dialogue and agree on arrangements to hold...
United Nations

UN and Somalia seek US$1.09 billion in aid for 4 million people

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The United Nations and Somalia are seeking 1.09 billion U.S. dollars to aid 4 million people in the country, said the UN Office for...
Radio

Radio is gradually losing its standard in UWR – Senior Broadcaster

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Mr Ivan Domasaa, a Senior Broadcaster in the Upper West Region, has bemoaned the falling standard of radio programming in the Region, blaming it...
Antonio Guterres

UN Boss condemns attack against peacekeeping mission in Mali

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday condemned an attack against the peacekeeping mission in Mali, the MINUSMA. Through a statement attributable...
United Nations

UN humanitarians seek US$523 million for Niger

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The United Nations, along with its humanitarian partners, is seeking 523.2 million U.S. dollars to assist 2.1 million people in need in Niger, said...
South Sudan

UN urges South Sudan to hasten peace deal implementation for fair polls

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The UN senior envoy in South Sudan has called on political parties to accelerate the peace deal implementation to enable free and fair elections. David...
Hunger Report

Over 2.7 million Somalis may face acute food insecurity until June – UN

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About 2.7 million people in Somalia may face acute food insecurity through June in the absence of humanitarian assistance. The joint assessment by the Food...
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)

AU commends UN-facilitated Libyan Dialogue Forum

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Sunday commended the United Nations (UN)-facilitated Libyan Dialogue Forum (LPDF), reiterating the AU Commission's readiness to support peace...
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 reiterates call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has reiterated his call for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. "I want to utilise this vital platform today to once...
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 warns staff against flying with Pakistani airlines

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dpa/GNA – The United Nations is advising its staff not to travel on Pakistani airlines due to concerns over potentially fake licences of...
Cyclone Eloise

UN helps southern Africa prepare for Cyclone Eloise

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The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Friday that it is supporting governments in southern Africa to prepare for, and...
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FAO launches project to enhance food security in Somalia

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has launched a three-year project in Somalia to boost food security by increasing...
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UN envoy voices concern over allegations of sexual violence in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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The UN secretary-general's special representative on sexual violence in conflict, Pramila Patten, on Thursday expressed grave concern over serious allegations of sexual violence in...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief hails entry into force of Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday welcomed the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, commonly known as the...
Antonio Guterres

UN boss condemns attack against convoy of UN mission in Mali

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United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on Saturday condemned the attack against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA)...
A security officer is seen at the scene of a large explosion near a check point in Mogadishu, Somalia, 28 December 2019. A source at a hospital said that the death toll has risen to at least 76 in what is believed to have been a car bombing. The explosion rocked an area near the junction called Ex-Control Afgoye, in a southwestern suburb of the capital Mogadishu. EPA/SAID YUSUF WARSAME

UN peacekeeper dies after vehicle strikes mine in northern Mali

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dpa/GNA – A United Nations peacekeeper has died in northern Mali after his vehicle struck a mine, the organization said. The peacekeeping mission’s tanker...
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UN to study Kenya’s rising water levels in lakes

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The United Nations will partner with Kenya to study the East Africa nation's rising water levels in lakes, a UN official said on Wednesday. Walid...
Taiwan

China accuses US of damaging ties with envoy’s Taiwan visit

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dpa/GNA – China said on Friday that it "firmly opposes" a visit by the US ambassador to the United Nations, Kelly Craft, to...
Antonio Guterres

UN boss saddened by post-electoral violence in Washington

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was saddened by Wednesday's violence and chaos in Washington as U.S. Congress was counting elector votes for last year's...