Guterres meets Venezuela Foreign Minister, reiterates humanitarian principles

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met on Friday with Jorge Arreaza, Foreign Minister of Venezuela, reiterated that the UN acts in accordance with the humanitarian principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence, working with Venezuelan institutions, to assist people in need.  

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns

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UN chief lauds Philippines’ ‘landmark achievement’ on setting up transition authority in Bangsamoro

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Philippines on Friday for establishing a government body to push forward the formal creation of an autonomous region.

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Pregnant, nursing women can now be given Ebola vaccine, UN health agency announces

Reversing an earlier decision, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against the Ebola virus.

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UN decolonization successes can ‘inspire us today,’ UN chief tells Special Committee

Since the early 1960s, the United Nations decolonization committee has “accompanied many territories in their journey”, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, opening the body’s 2019 session.

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Agreement on new peace deal ‘only one step’ on challenging road ahead for Central African Republic, says UN envoy

Despite the signing of a recent peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, “we should not forget that the situation in the country remains serious,” a senior UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

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Service and Sacrifice: UN peacekeeping assignment ‘lifetime opportunity’ for Nepalese doctor

For over six decades, Nepalese women and men have served around the world as United Nations peacekeepers. The South Asian nation is currently the fifth largest contributor to UN peacekeeping, with over 5,700 personnel serving in more than a dozen countries. They protect vulnerable communities and support countries working to move from conflict to peace, doing so at great personal risk and in harsh conditions.

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