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Feature: Central African Republic's Parliament seated after UN support for polls The top United Nations official in the Central African Republic (CAR) met this week with the new National Assembly, which took office after a series of successful elections supported by UN peacekeepers in the country.
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UN chief 'following closely' political developments in Comoros United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he is following closely political developments in Comoros in the wake of the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court ordering a partial re-run of the elections for President and for Governor
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Respect for different faiths 'bedrock' and 'prerequisite' of world peace, UN General Assembly told Mutual respect for different faiths and cultures is the “bedrock” of a world at peace and “prerequisite” for achieving many of the goals to which humankind and the United Nations aspire, the General Assembly was told today.
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Interview with Karen AbuZayd, Special Adviser on the Summit on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants Karen AbuZayd wants you to think of refugees and migrants in a positive way. The United Nations Special Adviser has been working behind the scenes since January to raise support for global compacts to support large movements of refugees and migrants. Thes
UN News Centre | 1 hour, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
New UN report shows that urgent action is needed to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 A new report released by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that the AIDS epidemic could be prolonged indefinitely if urgent action is not implemented within the next five years.
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'El Niño is not a one-off event,' UN says, calling for action to address phenomenon's impacts The international community must boost efforts to build the capacity for disaster risk management and readiness to prevent El Niño weather extremes from causing humanitarian crises in affected countries and impeding their development, the President of th
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UN Advocate Princess Haya Al Hussein of Jordan calls for more coordination in aid community People who are starving are not thinking about other anti-poverty goals, Princess Haya Al Hussein said at the United Nations, calling for cooperation and coordination among the humanitarian community to meet the world's basic needs, starting with zero h
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Youth employment an 'absolute priority' in Latin America — UN labour chief “Innovative solutions” with a concrete action plan are crucial to tackle youth employment challenge in Latin America, the Director-General of the United Nations' International Labour Organization (ILO) told representatives at the 9th Ibero-American
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Political impasse adds 'new layer of complications' to Iraq's complex challenges — UN envoy A profound political crisis has engulfed Iraq, adding “a new layer of complications to the already complex set of military, security, humanitarian, economic and human rights challenges,” the United Nations envoy for the country warned today, urging th
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UN launches multi-partner trust fund for Zika virus response United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the establishment of the UN Zika Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) to finance critical unfunded priorities in the response to the Zika outbreak.
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