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Time running out to prevent ‘worst case scenario’ arising in Afghanistan

With all the major indicators for Afghanistan’s security and development looking “negative or stagnant” as international troops withdraw, the threats that lie ahead cannot be overstated, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

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Secretary-General Kofi Annan (left) consults his media team, including  Edward Mortimer (2nd left) about a speech on Iraq in March 2003.
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Secretary-General Kofi Annan (left) consults his media team, including Edward Mortimer (2nd left) about a speech on Iraq in March 2003.

‘His words set a standard and will long endure’: UN mourns passing of Edward Mortimer

UN AffairsFriends and former colleagues have been mourning the passing over the weekend of Edward Mortimer, the Chief Speechwriter for former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan. 

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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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Pandemic ‘rolled back’ sustainable development funding for weak economies: UNCTAD

SDGs Financial assistance to the world’s 83 weakest economies fell by 15 per cent in 2020, to $35 billion as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UN trade and development experts UNCTAD said on Monday.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan (left) consults his media team, including  Edward Mortimer (2nd left) about a speech on Iraq in March 2003.
UN Photo/Stephenie Hollyman

‘His words set a standard and will long endure’: UN mourns passing of Edward Mortimer

UN Affairs Friends and former colleagues have been mourning the passing over the weekend of Edward Mortimer, the Chief Speechwriter for former UN Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.