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Mexico: Over 95,000 registered as disappeared, impunity 'almost absolute' As of last Friday, more than 95,000 peoplehave been officiallyregistered as disappeared in Mexico.That includes a worryingincrease in the number ofwomen andchildren, a trend that has worsened during the pandemic,withmigrants particularly at risk.
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Financing sustainable development needed more than ever, says UN deputy chief Mohammed Securing the funding needed for sustainable development by involving as many actors from different sectorsas possible,is more urgent than ever, amid a widening trust deficit between the haves and the have-nots, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Mond
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World dangerously unprepared for future pandemics unless leaders tackle inequalities, UNAIDS warns Unless leaders tackle stark inequalities, the world could face 7.7 million AIDS-related deaths over the next 10 years, the Joint UN Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) warned on Monday in anew report.
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UN chief calls fornuclear weapons-freeMiddle East The UN Secretary-Generalon Mondaycalled on all Middle East States to transform the vision of a regionwithnonuclear weapons, orotherweapons of mass destruction, into a working reality.
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Omicron COVID variant underlines need for global pandemic treaty The emergence of the threatening new Omicron variant shows how important it is for the world to end the current cycle of panic and neglect over the COVID-19 pandemic, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.
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Coronavirus pandemic could cost global tourism $2 trillion this year The coronavirus pandemic will likely cost the global tourism sector $2 trillion in lost revenue in 2021, the UN's tourism body said Monday, calling the sector's recovery "fragile" and "slow."
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IOM scales up aid atEU-Belarus border, as migrant hypothermia deaths tick up TheInternational Organization for Migration (IOM) and partners,arescaling upaid along the border between the European Union and Belarus, amidworseningwinter weather,which is leadingto rising deaths due to hypothermiaamong asylum seekers stranded there.
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Violations of Palestinian rights putstwo-State solution at risk UN chiefwarns The situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, continues to pose a significant challenge to international peace and security, United Nations Secretary-General, Antnio Guterres,saidon Monday.
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Still not clear whether Omicron COVID variant is more transmissible or more severe than Delta: WHO The World Health Organization published on Sunday an update on the science regarding the new coronavirus variant Omicron which is causing global concern and sparking increasing flight bans on Southern African countries.
UN News Centre | Nov 28, 2021 6:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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First Person: Disability reminds us that there is no such thing as normal Eddie Ndopu, an award-winning disability activist from South Africa, and one of 17 United Nations advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals, lives with spinal muscular atrophy, and faces many difficulty daily challenges. Ahead of International Day o
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