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UN officials appeal for extension of lifesaving cross-border aid operations into Syria

Humanitarian convoys from Turkey that bring lifesaving aid into northwest Syria must continue, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday. 

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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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Migrants and Refugees Millions of stateless people around the world could miss out on COVID-19 vaccinations because they lack identity papers and are essentially “invisible to the authorities”.

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Health With school closures triggered by COVID-19 disrupting both education and access to nutritious meals, two UN agencies on Tuesday launched new measures to help improve the well-being of 1.9 billion school-aged children and adolescents around the world.