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From fighting with guns to fighting the pandemic In countries suffering from conflict, readjusting to life in a peaceful society is a challenge, both for former fighters and the wider community. Since the spread of the COVID-19 crisis, the UN is having to refocus many of its programmes, aimed at reducin
UN News Centre | May 30, 2020 04:10 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Peacekeepers exemplify service, sacrifice and selflessness, in face of pandemic To honour the more than 3,900 women and men who have lost their lives under the UN flag since 1948, Secretary-General Antnio Guterres laid a wreath at the Peacekeepers memorial on Friday, International Day of UN Peacekeepers.
UN News Centre | May 29, 2020 8:29 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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COVID-19: Countries support one-stop shop to share science and research Thirty countries and numerous international partners have underlined the need to make tests, treatments and other technologies to fight COVID-19, available to people everywhere.
UN News Centre | May 29, 2020 8:17 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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UN human rights office welcomes moves to curtail spread of hatred and violence online The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed steps taken by social media companies to prevent their platforms from being used to promote hatred, violence and misinformation, Spokesperson Rupert Colville said on Friday.
UN News Centre | May 29, 2020 6:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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More can and must be done to eradicate caste-based discrimination in Nepal Shocked over the killing last weekend of five men in Nepal, who had planned to escort home one of their girlfriends from a higher caste, the UN human rights chief on Friday stressed that ending caste-based discrimination is fundamental to the overall sust
UN News Centre | May 29, 2020 4:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. Thats the warning from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, which has said that even during a global pandemic, the tobacc
UN News Centre | May 29, 2020 1:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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US must take serious action to halt police killings of unarmed African Americans The UN human rights chief on Thursday condemned the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd while in police custody in the city of Minneapolis, calling it the latest in a long line of killings of unarmed African Americans by US police officers and members of
UN News Centre | May 28, 2020 9:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Latin America and Caribbean: Millions more could miss meals due to COVID-19 pandemic Some 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could experience severe food insecurity this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to projections released on Thursday by the World Food Programme (WFP).
UN News Centre | May 28, 2020 7:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Security Council: Paralysis and political infighting must end, to boost COVID-19 fight: EU foreign affairs chief The global coronavirus pandemic is testing the multilateral system like never before and theSecurity Councilmust stop the infighting, and step up to the challenge, the European Unions foreign policy chief told the 15-member body on Thursday.
UN News Centre | May 28, 2020 7:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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COVID-19: Act now or risk unimaginable devastation globally, warns UN chief Unless countries across the world act together now, the COVID-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable devastation and suffering around the world, UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres said on Thursday at a virtual high-level meeting on financing for developmen
UN News Centre | May 28, 2020 5:46 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend