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UN Security Council returns to its own chamber for meeting

UNITED NATIONS, USA | XINHUA |   The Security Council on Thursday returned to its own chamber for an in-person meeting, the first time in almost seven months after a lockdown from the coronavirus. At the beginning of the meeting on Mali, Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, who chaired the meeting as …

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UN chief appeals for global solidarity at UN General Assembly

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appealed for global solidarity to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic in his centerpiece address to the historic and unprecedented 75th session of the UN General Assembly. Addressing the largely empty General Assembly Hall in New York, the UN …

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What next after Uganda suspends refugee agencies?

Shutting down more than 200 refugee aid agencies is an indication to the world that the country cannot manage continuous inflows of refugees ANALYSIS | CRISTIANO D’ORSI | The Ugandan government recently suspended the operations of 208 refugee aid organisations. The organisations were suspended over non-compliance with Ugandan regulations. Only …

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Russia denies resumption of UN sanctions against Iran

Moscow, US | XINHUA | The United Nations (UN) Security Council did not take any action that would lead to the resumption of the previous sanctions against Iran, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Sunday. The statement came shortly after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed that “the …

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UN chief calls for political will for Sustainable Development Goals

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for political will and bold action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Public appetite for transformative change is growing, he said in his opening remarks at the SDG Moment 2020. “But one critical ingredient is …

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UN honors Ugandan troops for serving in volatile Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has honored 600 Ugandan troops guarding UN facilities and personnel in volatile Somalia. Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki, deputy Ugandan military spokesman tweeted that the troops, serving under the sixth United Nations Guard Unit in Somalia received medals from Guterres. “The …

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