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UN chief calls for actions to stop online hate speech, extremism

United Nations, USA | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged the establishment of “guardrails” to prevent hate speech, extremism and misinformation. “The online world is one of the main reasons that hate speech, extreme ideologies and misinformation are disseminating so fast around the world,” said the UN chief, calling …

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UN chief calls for data-driven fight against terrorism

United Nations | Xinhua | Data-driven tools and strategies must lead counter-terrorism efforts and be at the heart of building peace and security, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday. “Data drives every aspect of economic, business and social life,” he said in remarks to a meeting of the UN Global …

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UN chief urges investing in people, prioritizing education

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for investing in people and prioritizing education in his message for the International Day of Education, to be observed on Jan. 24. “Investment is critical to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4,” and education is “the bedrock of societies, economies …

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UN chief condemns deadly attack at DR Congo church

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned a deadly attack at a church in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), his spokesman said on Sunday. Citing preliminary reports, Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman, said at least 12 civilians were killed and 50 others injured when …

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UN chief appoints new commander of peacekeeping force in DR Congo

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday appointed Lieutenant General Otávio Rodrigues De Miranda Filho of Brazil as the new force commander of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). Miranda Filho succeeds Lieutenant General Marcos de Sá Affonso da …

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UN calls for upholding status quo in Jerusalem holy sites

United Nations | Xinhua | A spokesman for the United Nations on Tuesday underscored the importance of upholding the status quo in the holy sites, in reaction to the controversial visit by Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir to the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres …

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UN chief calls for putting peace at center of actions, words

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on all countries to place peace at the center of all their words and actions. “In 2023, let’s put peace at the heart of our words and actions,” the UN chief said in his New Year video message. “In …

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UN chief disturbed by reported Taliban ban on women working for NGOs

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was “deeply disturbed” by the reported order of the Taliban-run administration in Afghanistan banning women from working for national and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), his spokesman said on Saturday. “The secretary-general reiterates the rights of all women to participate in the …

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UN chief strongly condemns attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the attack against a police patrol of the UN mission in Mali on Friday, which killed two Nigerian peacekeepers and injured four others. An unidentified gunman shot and killed two officers, including one woman, from the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization …

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