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UAE expresses hopes for Middle East peace talks following historic accord with Israel The historic agreement normalizing relations between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) should boost efforts towards achieving regional peace and a brighter future for generations to come, the UAEs Foreign Affairs Minister told the UN General Assem
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Flooding leaves South Sudan facing threat of catastrophic hungerlevels Torrential rains and flooding across South Sudan have created the threat of catastrophic levels of hunger and left hundreds of thousands homeless, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday.
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Food loss and waste an ethical outrage, UN chief says on International Day New approaches and solutions are needed to address worsening food loss and waste, the UN Secretary-General has said, in a message marking the first ever International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste Reduction.
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COVID-19: Legitimate concerns must be heard, and fears addressed over misinformation Amid continuing uncertainty, fear and anxiety around the world over the COVID-19 pandemic, senior UN officials are keen to stress the legitimacy of concerns, listen carefully to citizens around the world, and help them distinguish between misinformation a
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One millionth death from COVID-19 an agonizing milestone: UN Secretary-General With over one million lives having succumbed to COVID-19 globally, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said that while the agonizing milestone is a mind-numbing figure, the world must never lose sight of each and every individual life.
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Nobel laureate Nadia Murad denounces lack of will to end sexual violence as a war tactic With one in three women around the world affected by gender-based violence a crime that skyrockets more than 200 per cent in conflict settings Nobel laureate Nadia Murad brought governments andUN leaders to task on Monday, for failing to provide the resou
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Illicit capital robbing Africa and its people of their future: UN trade and development chief Every year, an estimated $88.6 billion, which is equivalent to 3.7% of Africas GDP, leaves the continent in the form of illicit capital, according to UN trade and development agencyUNCTADsEconomic Development in Africa Report 2020, launched on Monday.
UN News Centre | Sep 28, 2020 6:42 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Most countries failing to protect women from COVID-19 economic and social fallout The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting women hard, but most nations are failing to provide sufficient social and economic protection for them, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency said on Monday.
UN News Centre | Sep 28, 2020 4:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Eyes and ears of Human Rights Council facing funding crisis The work of UN-appointed independent rights experts is at risk from a critical lack of funding,they warnedon Monday.
UN News Centre | Sep 28, 2020 3:07 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Rights experts denounce death sentence against Nigerian singer who posted on WhatsApp Independent UN human rights experts have called on the Government of Nigeria to immediately release a singer sentenced to death over an allegedly blasphemous song he performed and shared on social media.
UN News Centre | Sep 28, 2020 12:30 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend