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    UN chief calls for immediate global ceasefire amid pandemic

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 09:58pm on March 24, 2020

    UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an ‘immediate global ceasefire’ to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic....

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    Recession risk calls for jt response: UN chief

    Agence France-Presse . Lisbon | Updated at 10:00pm on March 16, 2020

    United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged governments to work together to stop the coronavirus pandemic from plunging the global economy into recession. ‘No...

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    The virus claims a victim at UN: personal diplomacy

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 12:07am on March 16, 2020

    At the normally busy headquarters of the United Nations in New York, life is suddenly moving at slow speed — very slow speed. This temple of...

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    High time for United Nations to act over Khashoggi killing, says fiancee

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 10:51pm on March 10, 2020

    The lack of action by the United Nations after the brutal slaying of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises questions about the organisation’s credibility,...

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    International tourist arrivals to drop 3pc due to virus: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 10:06pm on March 07, 2020

    The number of international tourist arrivals is expected to drop sharply this year due to the novel coronavirus, the World Tourism Organisation said on Friday,...

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    US seeks UN backing for Afghan peace deal

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:29pm on March 06, 2020

    The United States has begun discussions with the UN Security Council’s other members on a draft resolution that would endorse the unusual peace deal it...

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    90pc people globally hold bias against women: UN study

    Agence France-Presse | Updated at 11:52am on March 06, 2020

    Nearly 90 per cent of the world’s population — of every gender — holds some prejudice against women, according to a UN study published on...

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    UN asked to verify Bangladesh’s HR information

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:45am on March 06, 2020

    Dhaka has requested the United Nations to verify human rights related information about Bangladesh received from alternative sources for avoiding exaggeration over any situation. The...

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    Ex-UN chief Javier passes away at 100

    Agence France-Presse . Lima | Updated at 03:30pm on March 05, 2020

    Former United Nations chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who led the world body during the Iran-Iraq war and the civil war in El Salvador, died...

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    Thousands of Yemeni families displaced after heavy clashes: UN

    Agence France-Presse . Dubai | Updated at 11:32pm on March 03, 2020

    More than 2,000 families have been displaced after heavy fighting in northern Yemen, the United Nations said Tuesday, after the Huthi rebels seized control of...