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UN secretary-general appoints new deputy special representative for Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Adam Abdelmoula, a dual citizen of Sudan and the United States, as his deputy special representative for...

World leaders must protect Humanitarians from harm – Guterres

World Humanitarians Day is an International day dedicated to recognize Humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for Humanitarian causes. This day...
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UN chief appoints new head for Nairobi office

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday announced the appointment of Workneh Gebeyehu, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia, as Director-General of the UN Office at Nairobi...
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UN Chief Finds New CAR Envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mankeur Ndiaye of Senegal as his new special representative for the Central African Republic...
Education

UN Marks Maiden International Day of Education

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on all countries to prioritize education as a public good and support it with cooperation, partnerships and...
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UN Chief Picks Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced Tuesday the appointment of Huang Xia of China as his special envoy for the Great Lakes Region. Xia succeeds Said...

UN commemorates South-South Cooperation Day in Asia-Pacific

Countries across Asia and the Pacific has stressed the need for deepening cooperation among developing countries to foster sustainable development in the region. The...
Kofi Annan

9-Member Planning Committee For Late Kofi Annan’s State Funeral Constituted

A 9-member Committee, chaired by diplomat and former Secretary to the Cabinet, Annan A. Cato, has been constituted to see to the organisation of...
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Trump’s policy: UN Boss rejects separating children from migrant parents

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes that children must not be traumatized by being separated from their parents, his spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said on Monday. His...
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UN honors 3 Zambian peacekeepers

The United Nations on Tuesday honored three Zambian peacekeepers, who died last year while on peace keeping missions, with the Dag Hammarskjold Medal of...
Antonio Guterres

UN secretary General to Visit Peacekeepers in Mali

One fallen civilian peacekeeper from Ghana among those to be honoured at UN Headquarters ceremony -- The United Nations will commemorate the International Day...
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UN Secretary General’s youth envoy inspires Ghana’s youth

The United Nation’s Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake Wednesday paid a day’sofficial visit to Ghana as part of her five-country visit to Africa. The visit afforded...
climate change

Gov’ts Asked To Make Swift Progress On Climate Change

The UN climate change conference in Bonn which began on November 6, 2017 is expected to end on Friday, November 17, 2017. Ministers from around...
Climate change

World Leaders Take Turns At UN Climate Change Conference

The UN climate change conference in Bonn which began on November 6, 2017 is expected to end on Friday, November 17, 2017. Ministers from around...
climate change

Global Community Urged To Work Faster On Emission

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has urged the global community to work faster on emission, adaptation, finance, partnership and leadership in its resolve...
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UN chief expresses support for UNRWA amid public criticism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Monday expressed his support for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) and his admiration for...
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B&R initiative will give room to new concepts for global support – Antonio Guterres

The “Belt and Road” initiative put forward by China has offered new ideas and played a leading role by establishing a platform for international...

G7 Industrialised Countries Make Commitment To Modern Energy In Africa

Energy Ministers from the G7 industrialised countries have reiterated their commitment to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in Africa. At the...
Bill Gates

Gates Foundation Double Effort In Tackling NTDs”.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday committed $335 million dollars in grants over the next four years to support various Neglected Tropical...
Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres

UN Secretary General calls for fighting incitements linking terrorism with Islam

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, called on Sunday for fighting incitements linking terrorism with Islam, reported the Al Arabiya local news agency. ...
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UN chief urges U.S. to remove travel ban on Muslim refugees, immigrants at early...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday voiced serious concern over the negative impact of the latest U.S. policy, which blocks entry of Muslim refugees...

UN and Interpol leaders vow to further cooperation

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday met here with Meng Hongwei, president of the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), and they vowed to further...
This combination photo shows the candidates for the next United Nations Secretary-General. Upper row from left to right: Igor Luksic, Montenegro's deputy prime minister and foreign minister, Danilo Turk, former president of Slovenia, Antonio Guterres, former prime minister of Portugal and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Middle row from left to right: Vesna Pusic, former Croatian foreign minister, Irina Bokova, director-general of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Natalia Gherman, former minister of foreign affairs and European integration of Moldova. Bottom row from left to right: Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62th session of the United Nations General Assembly, and former minister of foreign affairs of Macedonia, Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Vuk Jeremic, President of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of Serbia. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

Antonio Guterres nominated to head UN

The UN Security Council on Thursday unanimously decided to recommend Antonio Guterres to head the United Nations for the next five years, starting from...
Arab States

Arab League ends ministerial conference on women and security

The League of Arab States and UN Women concluded the two-day first ministerial conference on “Women and Achieving Peace and Security in the Arab...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

UN Secretary-General’s Statement on Western Sahara

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the tense situation that has developed in the narrow Buffer Strip in southwestern Western Sahara between the Moroccan...
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the media at the UN headquarters in New York on April 9, 2015. As violence continues to roil in Syria and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged religious leaders and educators to preach to their followers the "correct meaning of tolerance; the correct meaning of culture and tradition, with mutual respect." (Xinhua/Niu Xiaolei)

July 5 world news summary at 0030 GMT

UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday strongly criticized an Israeli decision to advance settlement plans in the West Bank and occupied...
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June 11 world news summary at 0030 GMT

UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned the Thursday attack on Ethiopian troops at an African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)...
Lebanon

UNSC worried over two-year vacancy of Lebanon’s presidency

In a press statement, the 15-member body "underlined in the strongest possible terms their concern over this prolonged vacancy, which has led to blockages...

Ambolley supports weed legalisation in Ghana

Veteran Ghanaian musician and song writer Gyedu Blay Ambolley has said the 10 commandment does not say: ‘Do not smoke’, and, so, he agrees...
Ban Ki-moon

May 14 world news summary at 0130 GMT

UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday announced the appointment of Lieutenant General Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki of Kenya as the Force...