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UN chief calls for ‘immediate global ceasefire’ amid pandemic

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an “immediate global ceasefire” to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said in a brief speech at UN headquarters …

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UN chief calls for end to ‘stupid’ gender inequality

New York, United States | AFP | UN chief Antonio Guterres Thursday called for an end to gender inequality which he said “should shame us all in the 21st century because it is not only unacceptable, it is stupid.” Comparing it to past “stains” of slavery and colonialism, he said discrimination against women and girls …

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Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a “call to action” on Monday against rising attacks on human rights worldwide, highlighting the persecution of minorities and “alarming levels of femicide”. “Human rights are under assault,” said the secretary general as he opened the UN Human Rights Council’s …

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Desert locust infestation linked to climate change -UN Chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The infestation of Desert Locusts across vast swatches of the East African Region is one of the devastating effects of climate change that Africa has to endure, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said. The migratory pests, which were first reported in parts …

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‘Moment of truth’ at key UN climate summit

United Nations, United States | AFP | Some 60 world leaders convene on Monday for a UN summit on “climate emergency” aimed at reinvigorating the faltering Paris agreement, at a time when mankind is releasing more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than at any time in history. From heat waves to …

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African govt’s urged to stimulate skills education

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has tasked African governments to foster practical skills education, in order to reduce youth unemployment. Museveni said that in the world, over 156 million youth live in poverty because they are tagged on whitecollar jobs other than enhancing practical skills …

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Kadaga slams International community over refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has criticized the international community for failing to fulfill financial pledges made during the Kampala Solidarity Summit on Refugees, two years ago, in support of refugees in Uganda. The pledges recorded during the summit included USD100, 000 from Equatorial …

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Free press a cornerstone for accountability – UN Chief

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At a time when disinformation and mistrust of the news media is growing, a free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said. According to Guterres, no democracy is complete without access to transparent and reliable …

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Proposal to relocate Entebbe UN base deferred

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The proposal to relocate the United Nations (UN) from Entebbe Regional Service Centre has been deferred until the next General Assembly in September. Uganda wants to retain the base which provides support for UN field missions in Africa. The move to relocate the base was …

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