In Moscow visit, Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism

UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during talks held on Thursday.

UN chief: Deadly school shooting in Russia an ‘act of senseless violence’

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the deadly shooting at a school in the Russian city of Kazan on Tuesday, which claimed the lives of two adults and seven children. 

Strict alcohol laws which cut intake more than 40 per cent in Russia, linked to historically high life expectancy

Strict laws put in place by the Russian authorities since 2003 have resulted in a significant drop in alcohol-related deaths nationwide, a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed on Tuesday.

“Geographical balance”, gender equality, essential: counter-terror chief

The Under-Secretary-General of the newly created United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office believes that “geographical balance and gender equality are pre-requisites for the success of the unit”.

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Resolution condemning Syria chemical attack vetoed by Russia

A Security Council resolution condemning the reported use of chemical weapons in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun, was vetoed by Russia on Wednesday.

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Building a bridge with Africa and beyond to end FGM

Encouraging the African diaspora to advocate for the rights of women and girls on the continent is among the goals of this year’s commemoration of the

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Safety nets urged for elderly, disabled and poorest in Ukraine

Safety nets need to be provided for the elderly, the disabled and the poorest in Ukraine, the head of the UN refugee agency chief, Filippo Grandi has urged.

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Humanitarian convoys “ready to depart” for Aleppo

Humanitarian convoys are “ready to depart” for the city of Aleppo in war-torn Syria to deliver aid after Russia agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian pause, UN officials announced on Thursday.

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Ukraine conflict “at high risk of re-escalation”

Conflict in Ukraine has claimed the lives of nearly 9,500 people since fighting erupted two years ago, and more than one in four were civilians, the Human

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Russia moving “from despair to hope” in fight against HIV/AIDS

Russia is moving “from despair to hope” in its efforts to address HIV/AIDS, a senior UN official has said.

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