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UN and Tokyo 2020, leverage power of Olympic Games in global sustainable development race

The United Nations and the organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games have signed an agreement to highlight the important contribution that sport makes in the race to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by the ambitious deadline of 2030.

News In Brief 08 August 2018

  • Secretary-General shows solidarity with Japanese nuclear bomb victims
  • Gaza fuel restrictions must end to avoid major crisis
  • UN Special representative for Iraq briefs Security Council on Basra tensions
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In Tokyo, UN chief expresses full support for US-Japan dialogue with North Korea

At a joint press conference in Tokyo on Wednesday with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, UN Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the ongoing talks between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as well as Japan’s renewed initiative of dialogue with the country.

Marking Sport for Development Day, Japanese athletes take UN Global Goals forward

Ahead of the International Day of Sport, world renowned Japanese athletes are joining a United Nations-backed campaign to promote global development goals through the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games their country will host in 2020.

FEATURE: ‘Grandpa Oyster’ offers example of sustainable ocean business

Shigeatsu Hatakeyama’s oyster farm was completely destroyed by the deadly tsunami that hit north-east Japan in March 2011.

Security Council debates DPRK nuclear issue

The Security Council has been discussing what the UN Secretary-General calls one of the longest standing and most serious issues facing the international community: denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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News in Brief 10 April 2017 (AM)

UN agencies support Yemen polio campaign

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News in Brief 05 April 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Iraq condemns suicide bombings in Tikrit

The UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has strongly condemned the multiple suicide attacks that took place in Tikrit, a city north of the capital Baghdad.

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News in Brief 6 March 2017 (AM)

Haiti recovery plan needs strong support

Countries are being urged to support a nearly US$3 billion plan to help Haiti recover from Hurricane Matthew, the deadly storm which hit the island nation last October.

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News in Brief 15 February 2016 (AM)

WFP to continue assisting thousands in eastern Ukraine

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