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    Guterres to run for 2nd term as UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:20pm on January 12, 2021

    UN secretary general Antonio Guterres will run for a second five-year term as the organisation’s chief, his spokesman said Monday. Guterres informed the president of...

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    Beijing warns of heavy price if US envoy travels to Taiwan

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:55pm on January 08, 2021

    China on Thursday warned the United States would pay a ‘heavy price’ if its United Nations ambassador Kelly Craft made good on plans to travel...

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    Five new nations join polarised UNSC

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:39am on January 05, 2021

    Five new countries — India, Mexico, Norway, Ireland and Kenya — formally joined the UN Security Council on Monday at a time of growing polarisation...

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    UN agrees to end Darfur peacekeeping mission

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:29am on December 25, 2020

    The United Nations Security Council has agreed to end the UN and African Union’s long-running peacekeeping mission in Darfur when its mandate ceases on December...

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    Syria declarations on chemical arms not enough: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:23pm on December 12, 2020

    UN officials and a global watchdog on Friday criticised incomplete declarations from Syria on chemical weapons while its ally Russia sought to push back against...

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    UN chief slams ‘suicidal’ failure to combat global warming

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:55am on December 04, 2020

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres on Wednesday denounced a ‘suicidal’ failure to combat global warming and said recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic could be humanity’s chance...

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    Yemen in danger of worst famine: UN

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:00pm on November 21, 2020

    War-torn Yemen is in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen in decades, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres warned Friday. ‘In the...

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    UN chief calls for Ethiopia humanitarian corridors

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:45pm on November 21, 2020

    UN chief Antonio Guterres called Friday for the opening of humanitarian corridors to assist civilians caught in fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, noting that authorities...

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    UN chief ‘deeply disturbed’ by political unrest in Peru

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 09:39pm on November 17, 2020

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres is ‘deeply disturbed’ by a violent crackdown in Peru against people protesting the impeachment of former president Martin Vizcarra, his spokesman...

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    N Korea slams UN nuclear agency

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 09:54pm on November 12, 2020

    North Korea has accused the UN agency responsible for regulating atomic energy of being a puppet of hostile countries after a new report said the...

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