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In Moscow visit, Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism2021-05-13
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 condemns killing of aid worker in South Sudan2021-05-13
The top UN humanitarian official in South Sudan has called for law enforcement along roads following the first killing of an aid worker in the country this year during an ambush in Budi, East Equatoria, on Wednesday.
First Person: ‘God save us from famine’2021-05-13
The conflict in Yemen forced Asia El-Sayeed Ali and her family from her home in Aden’s Al Tawahi district, where there was active fighting, in 2015. Today, she works at a health clinic supported by the World Food Programme (WFP), where she cares for children, and their mothers, suffering from malnutrition.
De-escalation ‘an absolute must’ in Israel-Palestine conflict: Guterres2021-05-12
De-escalation of the Palestine-Israel conflict is “an absolute must” said the UN Secretary-General on Wednesday, declaring that the mounting death toll, including children, was totally unacceptable.
Afghanistan: Top UN officials strongly condemn ‘heinous’ attack on girls school2021-05-12
Two senior UN officials on Wednesday, condemned in the strongest terms, a terrorist attack targeting girls and their families outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.
Iraq: New UN report shines light on ‘deeply worrying’ pattern of restrictions in Kurdistan2021-05-12
Over the past year, freedom of expression in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq has been increasingly curtailed, according to a UN report issued on Wednesday.
More violence ‘last thing Yemen needs’, peace ‘only way’ to resolve crises2021-05-12
Peace is “the only way” to resolve the crisis in Yemen, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator told the Security Council on Wednesday.
Top COVID probe urges bold overhaul of pandemic prevention measures2021-05-12
A prestigious World Health Organization (WHO) appointed panel on Wednesday urged bold action to end the COVID-19 crisis, while also calling for the UN agency to be given greater authority to respond more quickly to future threats.
Myanmar: UN rights experts urge business ‘to take a stand’ against military junta2021-05-12
United Nations independent rights experts on Wednesday urged businesses in Myanmar to uphold their human rights responsibilities and apply pressure on the military junta to halt grave human rights violations against its own people.
Tensions could escalate to ‘full-scale war’, UN Middle East envoy warns2021-05-12
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process added his voice to calls for calm in the Occupied Palestinian Territory late on Tuesday, warning that the situation is “escalating towards a full-scale war”, amid continuing air strikes and rocket attacks.