In Moscow visit, Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during talks held on Thursday.

UN condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan

First Person: ‘God save us from famine’

Top COVID probe urges bold overhaul of pandemic prevention measures 

More violence ‘last thing Yemen needs’, peace ‘only way’ to resolve crises

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Myanmar: UN rights experts urge business ‘to take a stand’ against military junta

United Nations independent rights experts on Wednesday urged businesses in Myanmar to uphold their human rights responsibilities and apply pressure on the military junta to halt grave human rights violations against its own people.

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Afghanistan: Top UN officials strongly condemn ‘heinous’ attack on girls school 

Two senior UN officials on Wednesday, condemned in the strongest terms, a terrorist attack targeting girls and their families outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. 

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Iraq: New UN report shines light on ‘deeply worrying’ pattern of restrictions in Kurdistan 

Over the past year, freedom of expression in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been increasingly curtailed, according to a UN report issued on Wednesday.   

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Tensions could escalate to ‘full-scale war’, UN Middle East envoy warns

The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process added his voice to calls for calm in the Occupied Palestinian Territory late on Tuesday, warning that the situation is “escalating towards a full-scale war”, amid continuing air strikes and rocket attacks.

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Vaccine inequity posing ‘significant risk’ to global economic recovery: UN report

Although the outlook for global growth has improved, the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as inadequate progress on vaccination in poorer countries, are putting recovery at risk, according to the latest UN economic forecast, published on Tuesday. 

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