UN chief calls for urgent action against neo-Nazis in Holocaust remembrance message

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More must be done to thwart neo-Nazis and white supremacists who are using the COVID-19 pandemic to target minorities, increase their ranks and re-write history, the UN Secretary-General has said. 

UN health agency panel issues key guidance on second COVID vaccine doses

Climate litigation spikes, giving courts an ‘essential role’ in addressing climate crisis

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UN rights experts urge Israel to respect international obligations 

UN independent rights experts on Tuesday, described Israel’s conviction of human rights defender Issa Amro earlier this month, as showing disdain for the country’s international obligations.  

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Security Council reforms must reflect 21st century realities, says UN Assembly President

The President of the General Assembly, on Monday, underscored the importance of effectiveness and efficiency for all bodies of the United Nations so that the Organization can deliver results for people everywhere. 

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Rise in antisemitism during pandemic shows we can never let down our guard: UN chief

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to rising antisemitism which shows the world must remain vigilant against this persistent form of racism and religious persecution, the UN Secretary-General told an online event on Monday to commemorate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. 

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New COVID-19 strains ‘poised to unleash’ more severe infections – Security Council hears

Since September, the devastation wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic has deepened, infecting close to 100 million people, costing more than $3 trillion in lost wages and intensifying obstacles for peace and security around the world, the UN political chief told the Security Council on Monday. 

 

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In Davos speech, UN chief highlights private sector role in pandemic recovery

The private sector has a key role to play in lifting countries out of both the COVID-19 and climate crises, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told international business leaders on Monday. 

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