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News in Brief 3 November 2020

  • UN stands with Austria over deadly shootings
  • "Super typhoon" Goni leaves towns cut off
  • Côte d’Ivoire election violence sees thousands flee
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UN chief condemns deadly attacks in Austrian capital Vienna

The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned the violent attacks in the Austrian capital, Vienna, which left at least two people dead and several others wounded. 

No alternative to international cooperation, stresses Austrian minister at UN Assembly

Conflicts around the globe, as well as the pressing challenges of poverty, hunger and climate change continue to exact terrible human suffering, said Sebastian Kurz, the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria, noting that the most concerning issue is the lack of trust in the ability of States and institutions to solve these challenges.

Austrian scientist prepares for entry into force of UN nuclear ban treaty

Scientists are being trained by a UN-backed organization in methods to monitor whether or not a nuclear explosion has taken place.

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UN adds Historic Centre of Vienna to list of endangered sites

The Historic Centre of Vienna has been added to the list of World Heritage in Danger because of a planned high-rise building, the UN announced on Thursday.

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Women have “powerful voice” in global scientific community

Women have a “powerful voice” in the global scientific community, the head of a UN partner organization that works to end nuclear testing has said.

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UN nuclear test ban needs to be enforced, says Uruguay’s vice minister

A ban on all nuclear testing would send a “clear message” that the international community is determined to achieve a nuclear-free world.

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In Vienna, Ban visits fusion restaurant that exemplifies ‘togetherness’ of refugees and locals

During his trip to Vienna, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today visited a restaurant where refugees work together with locals to serve Austrian-Arab fusion cuisine, using this opportunity to showcase the UN system-wide initiative to counter xenophobia launched in September.

In Vienna, Ban says UN and Austria will continue cooperation in promoting shared goals

Kicking off what is likely to be his final overseas trip before leaving office at the end of the month, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Austria today, meeting the President-elect, foreign ministry officials, and press in Vienna.

Globalization is a ‘fact of life’ says Austrian Minister in UN General Assembly speech

Globalization has brought enormous benefits to humankind, such as reduced international poverty, new technologies and reduced distances between countries, the Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria told the United Nations this evenings, stressing that there needs to be a realization that the phenomenon also brings challenges.