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UN issues statement on Uganda

  New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Secretary General¬† Aantonio Guterres has called for restraint in Uganda in the run up to the elections. This follows reports of more than 30 killed in riots that came after the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. ***** FULL STATAMENT …

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UN chief Guterres arrives in Ebola-hit DR Congo

  Goma, DR Congo | AFP |¬† UN chief Antonio Guterres started a three-day tour of the Democratic Republic of Congo Saturday, expressing “solidarity” with a region ravaged by violence and an Ebola epidemic. The secretary general first visited Goma, the capital of North Kivu province which is trying to …

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Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief

Katowice, Poland | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland on Wednesday, warning the battle against global warming is a “matter of life and death today.” The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to …

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US on track to meet climate targets despite Trump: UN chief

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States is on track to meet the targets of the Paris climate agreement despite President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw from the accord, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday. Guterres said emissions-cutting plans put in motion by American businesses, regional governments …

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LIVE: Solidarity Summit on Refugees hosted by Uganda

Kampala, Uganda¬†|¬†THE INDEPENDENT & AFP| ¬†Uganda on Friday co-hosted a summit with UN to raise $2 billion to cover estimated cost of managing a refugee influx from South Sudan. The summit got a boost on Thursday when the EU pledged 85 million euros ($95 million) to Uganda but UN chief …

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UN chief Guterres to lobby US Congress to save funding

United Nations, United States | AFP | ¬†Drastic cuts in US funding to the United Nations would create an insoluble problem for the world body, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he announced plans to lobby US lawmakers to reject the cutbacks. Guterres will travel to Washington next week …

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