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At Munich Security Conference, UN chief Guterres highlights need for ‘a surge in diplomacy for peace’

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Highlighting the complex and interlinked challenges confronting the global community that also compound the suffering of the most vulnerable, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called for a boost in preventive diplomacy and mediation efforts, as well as for a strategy to address root causes of such conflicts in the world. “There are things that are […]

Central African Republic: UN mission reinforces presence in restive Bambari

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Amid ongoing rebel activity in and around Bambari in strife-torn Central African Republic, the United Nations mission – known as MINUSCA – said on Friday that it has reinforced its presence in the city with the arrival of additional troops, including a quick reaction unit and Special Forces. This reinforcement makes it possible to better […]

Atrocities will end in South Sudan only when perpetrators ‘face consequences’ – UN rights official

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A senior United Nations human rights official on Friday called for holding accountable those committing atrocity crimes in conflict-torn South Sudan. “This is a war that has been waged against the men, women and children of South Sudan,” said the UN Assistant Secretary-General for human rights, Andrew Gilmour, as he wrapped up a four-day visit […]

A decade on, UN urges all Governments to endorse convention on enforced disappearance

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Marking the tenth anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the United Nations on Friday urged all Governments that have not done so to ratify it, as the world body honoured victims separated from their loved ones. The UN General Assembly adopted the International Convention for the […]

Innovative, coordinated response helps end yellow fever outbreak in Angola, DR Congo – UN agency

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With concerted response, Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have successfully controlled one of the world’s largest and most challenging outbreaks of yellow fever, the United Nations health agency announced. No new confirmed cases reported from both countries for the past six months “We are able to declare the end of one […]

In Cairo, UN chief Guterres underscores political solutions to ease tensions in regional hotspots

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday reiterated his commitment to fighting terrorism but underlined also the importance of political solutions to the crises in Syria and the wider region, and put his weight behind the intra-Syrian negotiations expected to begin later this month in Geneva. Speaking to reporters in Cairo after meeting Egyptian President […]

UN kicks off preparations for upcoming summit on oceans, launches voluntary commitment website

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The world dumps the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute, the United Nations heard on Wednesday at the start of a two-day meeting to prepare for this June’s Ocean Conference that will aim to help safeguard the planet’s oceans and help them recover from human-induced proble “When leaders from […]