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UN chief voices concern over 'potentially destabilizing effects' of Kurdish referendum United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres voiced concern about the “potentially destabilizing effects” of today's referendum in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.
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Timor-Leste is vivid example of what UN can do in peacebuilding, Assembly debate told Timor-Leste, a country which the United Nations shepherded to independence from Indonesia 15 years ago, stands as a shining example of what the world Organization can achieve in establishing peace and stability, the country's president told the General
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At UN Assembly, Nicaragua underscores dialogue and negotiation as way to peace The Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations, Maria Rubiales de Chamorro, addressed the General Assembly's annual debate today, reflecting on the political will and action that must be undertaken to achieve a better and peaceful world
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Ongoing settlement activities undermining Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts, warns UN envoy Continuing settlement expansion, most notably in occupied East Jerusalem, is making the two-State solution increasingly unattainable and undermining Palestinian belief in the international peace efforts, a senior United Nations official told the Security
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United Nations 'backbone' of global order, stresses Norway at Assembly Underscoring that the “unprecedented” progress achieved by human kind over the last decades cannot be taken for granted, Norway called for continued international cooperation to safeguard the achievements and to ensure that they remain sustainable
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New Zealand, at General Assembly, urges reformed UN to 'do better' to solve global problems The United Nations is crucial to tackling the plethora of problems confronting the world — from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK) nuclear programme to global development and climate change — but it can and must do better, New Zeal
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At General Assembly, Mozambique calls for reformed UN, greater aid from wealthy States Only a reformed United Nations and a greater commitment from wealthier countries to help the developing world can confront “the overwhelming challenges of our times,” Mozambique told the General Assembly on the last day of its 72nd annual general deba
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Allow people to be 'dignified agents of their own destiny,' Holy See tells UN debate The Observer of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary of Relations with States, opened the final day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual debate praising this year's theme — 'Focusing on People: Striving for peace a
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New UN report details grave human rights violations in Crimea The human rights situation in Crimea has significantly deteriorated under Russian occupation, a United Nations report says, detailing how residents there were affected when Ukrainian laws were substituted by those of Russia, including the imposition of Ru
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In Bangladesh, UN refugee chief warns influx of Rohingya outpaces capacities to respond The United Nations refugee chief today called for ramped-up support for an estimated 436,000 Rohingya refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in the last month, warning that the massive influx of people seeking safety far outpaces capacities to
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