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Hiroshima memorial: UN chief laments slow progress on nuclear-free goal

Underlining UN commitment to achieving a nuclear-free world, Secretary-General António Guterres has urged governments to strengthen efforts to make this goal a reality.  

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Elisabeth, now 16 years old, has been reunited with her family in Burundi.
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Elisabeth, now 16 years old, has been reunited with her family in Burundi.

First Person: ‘I’m not old enough to be a woman’ says trafficked teen

WomenA teenage girl who was sold for sex for the price of a few beers as a twelve-year-old, has told the United Nations how she was trafficked between Burundi and Tanzania in East Africa.

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Female Slovakian peacekeepers being awarded for their contributions during a medal parade ceremony to the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).
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Slovakia continues tradition of service and sacrifice with UN peace operation in Cyprus

Slovakia continues to play a role in UN Peacekeeping since the early 1990s, with personnel serving in more than a dozen UN operations. In 2021, Slovakia will mark 20 years of deploying peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus, known as UNFICYP

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Donor conference a ‘unique opportunity’ to renew commitment to Lebanon: UN deputy chief

Humanitarian Aid A donor conference to boost support for Lebanon one year after the devastating explosion in its capital, Beirut, represents a “unique opportunity” to renew commitment to the country and prevent a humanitarian catastrophe, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said on Wednesday. 

Destroyed buildings in eastern Aleppo city, Syria, where chemical weapons were allegedly used. (file photo)
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Work still remains on destruction of Syria chemical weapons

Peace and Security Identifying perpetrators of chemical weapon attacks, and holding them accountable, must remain a priority, a senior UN official said on Wednesday during the latest Security Council meeting on Syria.