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SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Must Pay for ‘Illegitimately’ Destroying Syria: Damascus to UN

SYRIA POLITICS: US Coalition Must Pay for ‘Illegitimately’ Destroying Syria: Damascus to UN

Syria wants the US and its allies to pay for the destruction of Syrian infrastructure and to bear legal responsibility for “illegitimately” bombing civilian targets, Damascus has told the UN, demanding that the American-led coalition strikes stop.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

PALESTINE POLITICS: Gaza ‘Unlivable’ Ten Years After Hamas Seized Power: UN

“Across the board we’re watching de-development in slow motion,” Robert Piper, U.N. coordinator for humanitarian aid and development for Gaza Strip, West Bank.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Kurds Should Take Part in Drafting New Constitution: UN Envoy

Staffan de Mistura told Russia’s RIA news agency in an interview published on Tuesday that the Kurds should not be ignored and their representatives must be allowed to take part in producing the initial version of such a document.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ICC Declines to Refer South Africa to UN for Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: ICC Declines to Refer South Africa to UN for Not Arresting Sudan’s Bashir

ICC indicted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir in 2008 over the deaths and persecution of ethnic groups in Sudan’s Darfur province between 2003 and 2008.

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PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

PAKISTAN POLITICS: UN Has ‘Responsibility’ to Resolve Kashmir Issue: Nafees Zakaria

Foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said Kashmir is an “internationally recognised” dispute and is outstanding on the UN Security Council agenda.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: Conflict in Ukraine Enters Fourth Year ‘With No End in Sight’: UN Report

UKRAINE POLITICS: Conflict in Ukraine Enters Fourth Year ‘With No End in Sight’: UN Report

UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine observed systemic violations of the right to a fair trial on conflict-related charges.

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC POLITICS: UN Determined to Fulfil Mandate Despite Attacks on Peacekeepers

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC POLITICS: UN Determined to Fulfil Mandate Despite Attacks on Peacekeepers

“The new and disturbing fact is the systematic and fierce aggression against the peacekeepers,” Parfait Onanga-Anyanga UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative Says.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel ‘Key Driver’ of Palestinian Suffering: UN Report

PALESTINE POLITICS: Israel ‘Key Driver’ of Palestinian Suffering: UN Report

UN report says Palestinians forcibly displaced from their homes reached record high last year, affecting 1,601 people, including 759 children.

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AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

AFRICA POLITICS: United Nations to Algeria, Morocco: Release Trapped Syrian Refugees

United Nations says: Algeria and Morocco should assure safe passage to 41 Syrian refugees stranded along the border between both countries.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

PALESTINE POLITICS: UN Envoy Warns of Dire Crisis as Gaza Faces Power Cuts, Gallons of Raw Sewage Pouring into the Sea

“In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open,” the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council in New York.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official

SYRIA POLITICS: Samples From Alleged Chemical Attacks in Syria Reveal Evidence of Sulfur Mustard, Sarin: UN Official

“We must not allow ourselves to become inured to the ongoing allegations of the use of chemical weapons. This is an issue about which the United Nations cannot be neutral,” Izumi Nakamitsu.

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MOZAMBIQUE POLITICS: UN, Mozambique Host Forum to Fight Trafficking Albinos

MOZAMBIQUE POLITICS: UN, Mozambique Host Forum to Fight Trafficking Albinos

United Nations agencies are joining forces with governments in Southern Africa in a push to strengthen protections for persons with albinism.

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EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Violence Against Transgender Should Be Investigated: United Nations

EL SALVADOR POLITICS: Violence Against Transgender Should Be Investigated: United Nations

Seven transgender women have been killed in El Salvador, according to Geneva-based Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: UN Says Japanese Troops Start Withdrawing From South Sudan Mission

SOUTH SUDAN POLITICS: UN Says Japanese Troops Start Withdrawing From South Sudan Mission

“The first group is leaving today,” Daniel Dickinson, spokesman for the U.N. peace keeping mission called UNMISS, told Reuters moments before the troops were due to board their flight at Juba International Airport.

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HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

HAITI POLITICS: UN Security Council Votes to End Peacekeeping Mission in Haiti

Sandra Honore, the UN envoy to Haiti, told the council on Tuesday that “Haiti’s political outlook for 2017 and beyond has significantly improved.”

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HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

HAITI POLITICS: Political Advances to Address Pressing Challenges: UN Envoy

UN official also urged the Government to assign a ministerial-level focal point for human rights as well as to expedite the transparent and merit-based appointment of the National Ombudsperson.

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BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

BELGIUM POLITICS: Top Diplomat to Trump: Make Sure US Next Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made Within UN Framework

Didier Reynders: “I can understand the reaction of American president following a chemical attack, and it’s not the first one. Decisions must go through the United Nations.”

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USA POLITICS: Trump Mulls Sanctions Against Russia, Iran Over Syria: US Envoy To UN

USA POLITICS: Trump Mulls Sanctions Against Russia, Iran Over Syria: US Envoy To UN

US President Donald Trump is considering implementing new sanctions against Russia and Iran, US ambassador to UN, Nikki Haley said in interview with CNN.

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AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous Aid Program Bureaucratic: UN

AUSTRALIA POLITICS: Indigenous Aid Program Bureaucratic: UN

UN Says, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians rank the bottom of social and economic indicator, which exacerbates tension in the communities.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: UN Investigators Bodies Found in Congo

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO POLITICS: UN Investigators Bodies Found in Congo

Villagers in Democratic Republic of Congo discovered the remains of two UN investigators and their Congolese interpreter who went missing this month in an area engulfed in a violent uprising, a government spokesman said on Tuesday.

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