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Climate Action Special Envoy Bloomberg pledges $4.5 million to help UN fight climate change in line with the Paris Agreement

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:29:05 -0400

The UN Special Envoy for Climate Action, Michael Bloomberg, announced on Sunday a contribution of $4.5 million to the Organization’s Climate Change Secretariat, the UNFCCC.


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UN chief condemns fatal shooting of International Red Cross staffer in Yemen

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:26:35 -0400

The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned Sunday’s killing of a senior staff member working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen, who was attacked while travelling in a vehicle on the outskirts of Taiz.


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Outrage and ‘revulsion’ voiced by UN mission in Afghanistan over latest suicide attack

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:01:48 -0400

A suicide attack on a voter-registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul which left at least 30 dead on Sunday, has been condemned by the United Nations mission in the country, UNAMA.


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‘We need accountability’ to end the crime of chemical weapons use in Syria, says Guterres

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:38:05 -0400

The members of the United Nations Security Council need to find a way to unite and punish anyone found to have used chemical weapons in Syria, in line with international law.


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‘Path is open’ to peaceful denuclearization of Korean Peninsula – UN chief

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:19:38 -0400

Following the leader of North Korea’s announcement that nuclear and missile tests are to end, the United Nations chief António Guterres said on Saturday that the “path is open for the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean peninsula”.


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Health experts at UN meeting press for action to address ‘double burden’ of malnutrition in Africa

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:14:11 -0400

Africa’s attempts to achieve health for all by 2030 could be threatened unless the continent address the twin challenges of undernutrition and obesity, experts attending a United Nations meeting in Nairobi this week have warned.


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Do not send refugees back to the violence they fled from, UN agency urges Cameroon

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:02:49 -0400

Despite warnings, Nigerian refugees and asylum-seekers who fled Boko Haram violence continue to be returned from Cameroon, the United Nations refugee agency has said, underscoring the need to accord international protection to those in need.


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‘Save peace while it lasts,’ says General Assembly President, ahead of UN summit on sustaining peace

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:56:52 -0400

The world needs a new approach to peace, which is why the United Nations General Assembly will hold a major meeting next week to discuss ways to foster peace by focusing on conflict prevention, mediation, dialogue and diplomacy, the 193-member body’s President has said.


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A bio-based, reuse economy can feed the world and save the planet – UN agency

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:59:43 -0400

Transforming pineapple skins into product packaging or using potato peels for fuel may sound far-fetched, but such innovations are gaining traction as it becomes clear that an economy based on cultivation and use of biomass can help tackle pollution and climate change, the United Nations agriculture agency said on Friday.


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INTERVIEW: ‘I want to contribute to the service of humanity,’ says first-time UN peacekeeper from Indonesia

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:55:08 -0400

It is Hernawan Rizky Yudhantoro’s first deployment with an international peacekeeping operation. The Indonesian police officer serves with the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), a region of Sudan where conflict has left some 2.7 million people displaced and over 2 million in need of humanitarian assistance.


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