70th General Assembly

Broken migration policies focus of international meeting

The plight of millions of migrants and refugees worldwide was the focus of a major meeting called by the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday.

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Palestinian flag raised at the United Nations headquarters

The Palestinian flag was raised for the first time at UN headquarters on Wednesday, a symbol of Palestinian determination to live in a fully-independent state.

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Defeating terrorists on the battlefield is not enough

Defeating terrorism militarily is only the beginning of the global fight against violent extremism, US President Barack Obama said at a UN summit on Tuesday.

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South Sudan President urged not to “betray” hopes for peace

South Sudan’s President has been urged by the UN Secretary-General not to “betray and disappoint” international hopes for peace in his country.

Political infighting in the world’s youngest country has led to the deaths of thousands of people over the past two years.

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UN asks the world to “step up” with more peacekeepers

United Nations peacekeeping operations are unable to keep up with rising demand in a more dangerous world, a summit at UN headquarters heard today.

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Energy and expectations high as UN General Debate gets underway

The most influential leaders from around the globe have come to take the podium at UN’s annual General Debate.

Security is high and expectations of the world’s most powerful political leaders are even higher.

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The Syria crisis must be resolved say world leaders

During the opening of the General Debate on Monday, world leaders urged a resolution to Syria’s brutal civil war - but offered different solutions on the best way forward.

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Leaders encouraged to “Step It Up for Gender Equality”

There can be no sustainable future if half the world’s population lacks equal rights, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The UN chief is urging world leaders to make gender equality a global priority to achieve his vision of “a 50:50 Planet by 2030.”

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Digitization of financial services “crucial’ for Rwanda’s future

The digitization of financial services and the move towards a cashless society is “crucial’ for Rwanda’s future according to the African country’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.

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Scientific community “important” role to play in new global goals

The scientific community has an important role to play in ensuring that the new global development goals agreed at the United Nations are a success, according to the French-government backed Research Institute for Development (IRD).

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