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Iran slams UN rights report as “political”

Tehran, Iran | Xinhua | Iran denounced as “political” the recent human rights report on Iran by the United Nations, Tasnim news agency reported on Tuesday. “Iran constantly moves towards enhancement and betterment of human rights, and this is based on religious guidelines, not international obligations or political reports,” Kazem Gharibabadi, …

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UN welcomes renewed commitment to Mali peace pact

United Nations | Xinhua | The United Nations welcomes a renewed commitment by Malian parties to implement the peace agreement and the government’s plan for the reintegration of former combatants, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. “We welcome the renewed commitment made by the Malian parties to the implementation of the …

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Military coup in Guinea condemned by UN, regional bodies

Conakry, Guinea | Xinhua | International organizations such as the United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), as well as some governments condemned the military coup in Guinea on Sunday and called for release of the country’s president. Earlier on Sunday, heavy …

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UN launches initiative to help countries cope with transnational corruption

GlobE Network to ensure all countries and their independent anti-corruption authorities have contacts and tools they need to track, investigate and prosecute cross-border corruption United Nations | Xinhua | With factors contributing to transnational corruption becoming increasingly complex, the United Nations launched an initiative on Thursday to “empower all countries” to …

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UN envoy calls for more int’l diplomacy to unlock progress in Syria

United Nations, USA |  XINHUA |  UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen on Wednesday called for more international diplomacy to unlock progress in Syria. “If this highly internationalized conflict is to move toward resolution, we need a more constructive and comprehensive international diplomacy on Syria to try to unlock …

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IPOD tasks IGP on repeated brutality against journalists

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue -IPOD has asked the Inspector General of Police to take appropriate action against repeated acts of brutality metted against Journalists on duty by members of security forces. This call by IPOD, an organisation that brings together all Political Parties with …

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UN chief urges donor countries, banks to increase finance for climate change adaptation

United Nations, USA | THE INDEPENDENT |   United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged donor countries and banks to significantly increase the volume and predictability of their finance for climate change adaptation and resilience. “Donor countries and multilateral, regional and national development banks need to significantly increase the volume …

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Guterres to run for second term as UN Secretary General

United Nations | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will serve a second five-year term, if that’s what member states want, his spokesman said on Monday. Stephane Dujarric, the chief spokesman for the secretary-general, said that the 75th UN General Assembly president, Volkan Bozkir, on Friday asked Guterres “about his …

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China refutes U.S. accusations over cooperation with UN

Beijing, China | Xinhua | China on Tuesday refuted accusations made by a senior U.S. official concerning China’s cooperation with the United Nations, saying that China always firmly upholds multilateralism and defends the goals of the UN Charter. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin made the remarks in response to …

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