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UN peacekeeping chief names challenges for future operations

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   UN Undersecretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix on Monday named eight challenges for future operations. He asked for efforts to ensure that all peace operations are coherent with, and contribute to overarching political strategies that further a positive peace. “Aiming for short-term stability is not …

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UN chief calls for combating racism in all manifestations

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called on the international community to promote justice and combat racism in all its manifestations. “Every day, in our work across the world, we must strive to do our part to promote inclusion, justice and dignity. We must combat …

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UN chief calls for sense of shared fate in face of COVID-19

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for a sense of shared fate and collective compassion in face of COVID-19. “This sense of shared fate and collective compassion is both the spirit of the Buddha and the animating force of the Charter of the United …

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UN approves US$ 37 million for regional service centre in Entebbe

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations General Assembly has approved U$37.2 million (about Shillings 138 billion) for the operations of the regional service centre in Entebbe for the next one year. The decision was reached by the General Assembly on Tuesday using the silence procedure because of …

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UN launches new campaign to counter misinformation

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA | The United Nations on Tuesday launched a new campaign to counter, by fostering personal behavior change, the growing threat of misinformation online, particularly with regard to COVID-19. The campaign, called Pause, asks digital users to take the time to think about what they are about to …

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Speaker Kadaga receives SDG review report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN office in Uganda is awaiting confirmation from the president to launch a youth innovative campaign for solutions to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The goals were adopted by United Nations member states in 2015 as a universal call to action to end …

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Over one percent of humanity displaced: UN

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Nearly 80 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and persecution, marking a near-doubling of global displacement in a decade, the UN said Thursday. By the end of 2019, one out of every 97 people in the world was living uprooted …

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Europe at odds as US, China fight over pandemic at UN

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The clash between China and the United States over COVID-19 has caused a rift between European nations at the UN Security Council over a call for ceasefires in some conflict zones during the pandemic. For two months, France has been trying to corral Washington …

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