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Cameroon and Chad

3 million people in Niger need aid due to multiple crises

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Nearly 3 million people in impoverished Niger, more than half of them children, are in need of assistance because of multiple, simultaneous emergencies, the...
Aid trucks enter the rebel-held town of Douma, east of Damascus, Syria, on Feb. 13, 2016. The aid, delivered by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent(SARC), includes milk for kids, insulin, and other medicine for chronic diseases. (Xinhua/Ammar)

Humanitarian catastrophe in NW Syria “has multiplied” – Mark Lowcock

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United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock on Wednesday told the UN Security Council that the humanitarian catastrophe in...
terrorism

Terrorism in Syria must be eradicated – Wu Haitao

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A Chinese envoy said Wednesday that terrorism in Syria must be eradicated to create a favorable security environment for the political process. ...
Turkish Army Pullout Will Bring Peace To Northern Syria

Realizing Syrians’ dream for peace still has long way to go – Geir Pedersen

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Geir Pedersen, UN special envoy for Syria, said Wednesday that realizing the dream of the Syrian people for peace has a long way to...
Housing

UN invites countries to develop strategies, policy interventions to address homelessness

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UN Economic and Social Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution inviting countries to "develop comprehensive, intersectoral national strategies and specific policy interventions to address...
locust

Desert locust situation “extremely alarming” in Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia

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Widespread desert locust infestations and a new generation of breeding has continued threatening food security and livelihoods in the region as the situation remains...

Head of UN youth advocates their inclusion in decision-making

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Madam Rita Siba Opare, the Country Head of the United Nations (UN) Youth Ghana has called on government and other relevant stakeholders to include...
FILE - Smoke rises during a fight between members of the Libyan internationally recognized government forces and Eastern forces in Ain Zara, Tripoli, Libya, May 5, 2019.

Libya now world’s “largest uncontrolled ammunition stockpile”

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Fighting in Libya and violations of its arms embargo have made the North African country "the world's largest uncontrolled ammunition stockpile," a UN official...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief condemns attack on churchgoers in Burkina Faso

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack on churchgoers in Burkina Faso, which reportedly killed 24 people on Sunday, his spokesperson said on...

Paala community cries for a health facility

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Residents of Paala, a farming community in the Wa West District, have appealed to the government to consider constructing a health centre in...
The incumbent president of Guinea-Bissau Jose Mario Vaz votes at a polling station near the presidential palace in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Dec. 29, 2019. Guinea-Bissau's presidential election runoff kicked off here on Sunday between two former prime ministers, Domingos Simoes Pereira and Umaro Sissoco Embalo. (Xinhua/Xing Jianqiao)

UN envoy asks for international support for Guinea-Bissau amid political tension

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The top UN envoy for Guinea-Bissau on Friday asked for international support for the West African country amid political instability. Rosine Sori-Coulibaly,...
Climate change

UNDP launches campaign for public opinion on climate change

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday launched a campaign for public opinion, in a bid to bridge the gap between people and...
United Nations

Sudan and United Nations agree on presence of UN political mission

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The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday agreed on Sudan's request to provide a political mission to help Sudan's transitional government and support Sudan's institutions...
Africa-China

China asks for earnest implementation of outcome of Berlin Conference on Libya

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A Chinese envoy on Wednesday asked for the earnest implementation of the outcome of last month's Berlin Conference on Libya after the Security Council...
Security Council

UN Security Council endorses outcome of Berlin Conference on Libya

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The Security Council on Wednesday adopted a resolution to endorse the outcome of last month's Berlin Conference on Libya. Resolution 2510 won...
FAO Africa

FAO to strengthen South-South, triangular cooperation to accelerate agri-food systems transformation

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Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu on Wednesday said the organization will further leverage the full potential of South-South...
United Nations

Protection of children must be put at core of peace mediation efforts

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A United Nations official said Wednesday that protection of children must be put at the core of all peace mediation efforts. "Protection...
agricultural productivity

FAO chief says sustainable development of agriculture key to ending hunger

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The sustainable development of agriculture is the key to ending hunger, said Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu on...
Antonio Guterres

UN chief promotes guidance on protection of children in armed conflict

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday promoted the practical guidance for mediators to protect children in situations of armed conflict. "The practical...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council calls for integration of child protection provisions into peace processes

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The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for the integration of child protection provisions into peace processes. In a presidential statement issued...
reproductive System

UN pledges support for reproductive health agenda in Africa

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The United Nations will support African governments to expand access to quality and affordable reproductive health services for disadvantaged groups like women and girls...
education

Initiative to promote education of adolescent girls launched at UN

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Ireland's UN mission on Tuesday organized a high-level event to launch "The Drive for Five" initiative, which aims to spur "five transformative actions" to...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council extends ban on illicit oil exports from Libya

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The Security Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution to extend the ban on the illicit export of petroleum, including crude oil and refined petroleum...
UN Security Council

UN Security Council to regularly review sanction measures on Darfur

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UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution expressing its intention to regularly review the sanction measures on Darfur. In accordance...
SCIENCE

Book launched to highlight women in science for sustainable development at UN

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A book entitled "February 11," the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, was launched Tuesday at the UN headquarters, which is hailed...
Security Council

UN envoy asks for reflection on way forward in wake of U.S. Mideast plan

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UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov on Tuesday called for reflection on ways to bring Israelis and Palestinians back...
Idlib

Almost 700,000 people displaced in NW Syria since December

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The number of people displaced by violence since December in Idlib, northwest Syria, has now reached a record-setting 700,000, a UN spokesman said on...

Sustainable development of agriculture key to ending hunger

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The sustainable development of agriculture is the key to ending hunger, said Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Qu Dongyu on...

Human organ harvesting, an emerging ‘cash cow’ for criminal syndicates

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The world will be a meaningless and chaotic place to live, if human development excludes human safety and security. Fortunately, the United...

Abbas rejects U.S. Mideast peace plan at UN Security Council meeting

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday reiterated the rejection of a newly released U.S. Middle East peace plan, calling it an "Israeli-American proposal." ...