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UN chief highlights need for decent jobs to fuel COVID-19 recovery

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday highlighted the need for decent jobs to fuel the COVID-19 recovery. In a video message, the UN chief told heads of state and government and others attending a virtual meeting that they are essential to global efforts to “build …

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Washington’s irresponsible WHO departure betrays humanity

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | Washington officially notified the UN chief of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, an irresponsible move that will not only hurt America’s own pandemic fight, but also hinder the world’s collective drive to beat the deadly virus. Given the track records …

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Kenya to replace South Africa on UN Security Council

Kenya elected to UN Security Council, beating Djibouti United Nations, United States | AFP |  Kenya was elected Thursday to the UN Security Council for 2021-2022, defeating Djibouti after first-round voting by the General Assembly failed to choose between the two candidates. Kenya obtained 129 votes, against 113 in the …

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Uganda’s ambassador to UN Onyanga Aparr dead

Kampala, Uganda| AFP |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr, Uganda’s Head of Mission and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations, has died. According to Adonia Ayebare, the Permanent Representative to the UN, Aparr passed on today in Geneva. The cause of his death has not been …

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US holds up UN envoy on Libya, frustrating Europeans

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United States said Wednesday it was waiting to build an “empowered” UN mission for Libya, frustrating France and Germany which say the delay in approving an envoy is jeopardizing momentum to end the conflict. The position of UN envoy for Libya has been …

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UN creates political mission in Sudan to support transition

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The UN Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted two resolutions to create a mission in Sudan to support the country’s political transition and extend the mandate of peacekeepers in Darfur, diplomats said. The resolution on the new United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in …

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