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Guterres hails entry into force of treaty banning nuclear weapons The firstmultilateral nuclear disarmament treaty in more than two decades, came into force just after midnight on Friday, hailed by the UNSecretary-Generalas an important step towards a world free of nuclear weapons.
UN News Centre | 9 hours, 45 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Colombia: Criminal elements use violence and intimidation to stamp out leaders voices Illegally-armed groups and criminal organizations in Colombia are determined to drive out State institutions and stamp out the voice of social leaders through violence and intimidation, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council o
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Iraq: UN chief condemns horrific double suicide bombing at Baghdad market Perpetrators behind twin deadly suicide bombings at a busy market in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Thursday must be prosecuted, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said in a statement strongly condemning the attacks.
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COVID vaccine hoarding putting Africa at risk: WHO Africa is in danger of being left behind in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, thus driving up prices, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday.
UN News Centre | 18 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Senior panel probing violations in Syria, examining new measures to safeguard humanitarians The UN chief announced on Thursday that he has set up an independent Senior Advisory Panel on strengthening the mechanism whereby humanitarian workers and sites are better protected from attack in Syria, according to a statement released by his spokespers
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Central African Republic: UN mission chief appeals for more peacekeepers The top UN official in the Central African Republic (CAR) appealed to the Security Council on Thursday for more peacekeepers and equipment amid escalating violence surrounding elections last month.
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Fauci announces US intention to resume major role in global health The United States top medical official said on Thursday that the US will now join the World Health Organizations global initiative to help poorer nations overcome COVID-19, in addition to a raft of new measures in support of access to universal healthcare
UN News Centre | 23 hours, 14 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Guterres urges world to work together in solidarity as US moves to re-join WHO The United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday welcomed the announcement by President Joe Biden that the United States will re-engage with the World Health Organization (WHO) and continue to be a full participant in advancing global health and health s
UN News Centre | Jan 21, 2021 05:47 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Secretary-General welcomes US return to Paris Agreement on Climate Change Following the inauguration of United States President Joe Biden on Wednesday, the UN Secretary-General said he looks forward to an era of new leadership towards accelerating climate action, with the US back inside the landmark Paris Agreement.
UN News Centre | Jan 20, 2021 10:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UNHCR chief welcomes Biden administration commitment to refugee protection The head of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) congratulated the new United States President and Vice President as they took office on Wednesday, pledging to work with the new administration towards strengthening global support for refugees.
UN News Centre | Jan 20, 2021 10:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend