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‘Protect the momentum’ and seize opportunities offered by latest inter-Korean talks, urges UN chief

Welcoming the progress in the latest talks between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea, the United Nations Secretary-General has highlighted the need to utilize the opportunities it offers to find a peaceful path forward.

Korean nuclear crisis, Middle East quagmire eroding global security, UN chief tells Munich summit

A nuclear threat on the Korean Peninsula and a quagmire in the Middle East are “two qualitative changes” that further eroded global security over the past year, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told an annual conference on international security policy in Munich, Germany.

Olympic message of peace is universal, UN chief says in Pyeongchang

As the world comes together for the Winter Olympics, which kicked off Friday in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on everyone to recognize and promote the Games’ universal message of peace and tolerance.

News in Brief 09 January 2018

Vulnerable Rohingya children living in “appalling conditions”: UNICEF

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News in Brief 03 January 2018

Loss of life in Iran protests deplored by UN chief

A wave of anti-Government protests which have taken place across Iran have left more than 20 dead, according to news reports, leading the UN chief to deplore the loss of life.

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UN chief Guterres, US President Trump commit to work together to address common challenges

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres met Friday with United States President Donald Trump and discussed, among others, tensions in the Korean Peninsula and the fight against terrorism.

News in Brief 27 July 2017 (PM)

DRC needs to do more to end violence against women, says UN deputy chief

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News in brief 25 April (PM)

“Undernutrition”, obesity costing Latin America billions: WFP

The combined impact of not eating enough healthy food and obesity, also known as the “double burden of malnutrition” is costing Latin American economies billions in lost revenue, a new UN report has found.

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No improvement in human rights situation in DPRK

There has been “no significant improvements over the last 15 years” in the human rights situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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North Korea the focus of new UN rights hub in Seoul

Millions of people in North Korea (DPRK) face “appalling suffering” that’s to be the focus of a new UN field office based over the border in Seoul, the Human Rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said Wednesday.

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