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UN chief António Guterres reiterates global ceasefire call in Security Council

The UN Secretary-General stressed the importance in the Security Council on Tuesday, of rallying the world as one to fight COVID-19, by silencing the guns in conflicts across the world. He used the example of Yemen and the urgent need to end the fighting there.

A global ceasefire has never been more important he told ambassadors.

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UN Secretary-General's remarks to High-level Roundtable on Climate Ambition

UN Secretary-General António Guterres makes the opening remarks at the key climate action event of the UN General Assembly, UNGA75, on 24 September 2020.

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UN Secretary-General's address to the Opening of the General Debate of UNGA75

UN Secretary-General's address to the Opening of the General Debate of the 75th Session of the General Assembly, on Tuesday, 22 September 2020.

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UN Secretary-General's opening remarks at press conference

UN Secretary-General's opening remarks at #UNGA press conference, on 16 September 2020

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Penny Abeywardena, New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs

“New York City has always been proud to host the United Nations”, Penny Abeywardena, New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs told UN News.

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Avoid coronavirus panic and misinformation, urges WHO

Although the COVID-19 virus outbreak has been designated a pandemic, containment is still possible, and there is no need to panic. This is the official advice from the World Health Organization (WHO). 

The UN health agency’s spokesperson Tarik Jašarević spoke to Daniel Johnson in Geneva about the need for everyone to be prepared and follow WHO guidelines. 

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Nature and wildlife, critical to our existence

It’s time that humankind realizes “that nature doesn’t exist for us”, the Head of the UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) office in New York has said, just ahead of World Wildlife Day.

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News in Brief 18 February 2020

  • UN rights chief appalled at civilian toll in war-torn Syria’s northeast
  • Cameroon killings: Bachelet urges independent investigation
  • Libya talks resume at UN Geneva as negotiator seeks to overcome sticking points
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News in Brief 13 February 2020

  • Celebrating the diversity of radio, the most used medium
  • Mounting Cameroonian refugees in Nigeria
  • DPR Korea: Missing hijacked plane 
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News in Brief 24 January 2020

 

  • 258 million out of school 'unacceptable': UN General Assembly President
  • UN assisting hundreds affected by intercommunal attack in Abyei
  • UN refugee agency calls landmark climate asylum ruling a 'wake-up' call
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