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NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

NIGERIA POLITICS: Declare Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB ‘Terrorists’: Northern Youth Group to United Nations

“We became concerned that Kanu has finally crossed the boundaries of Nigerian laws and has blatantly breached international laws that specifically frown at the use of terror to achieve a goal”.

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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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RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

RUSSIA POLITICS: Moscow Promotes Joint Russia-China Plan Instead of US Attempts to ‘Strangle’ North Korea at UNSC

Describing the North Korean ballistic missile launch on Tuesday as “dangerous, reckless and irresponsible,” the American Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley urged the UN Security Council to implement new measures against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Takes Center Stage in Austria

WORLD POLITICS: UN Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty Takes Center Stage in Austria

Keynote Addresses are expected to be delivered by Princess Sumaya of Jordan, President of the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan; Maria Candida Pereira Teixeira, Minister for Science and Technology, Angola; and Pascale Ultré Guérard, National Centre for Space Studies, France.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: UN Guterres Appoints Russian Veteran Diplomats to Head New Counterterrorism Job

RUSSIA POLITICS: UN Guterres Appoints Russian Veteran Diplomats to Head New Counterterrorism Job

Russia’s Ambassador to International Organisations in Vienna, Vladimir Voronkov, told Reuters he met with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday.

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UKRAINE POLITICS: 750,000 Children Face Lack of Safe Drinking Water: UNICEF Warns

UKRAINE POLITICS: 750,000 Children Face Lack of Safe Drinking Water: UNICEF Warns

“Nearly three million people in eastern Ukraine rely on water infrastructure that is now in the line of fire,” said Afshan Khan, UNICEF’s Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia.

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COLOMBIA POLITICS: 20 June Weapons to Be Handed Over to UN: Rodrigo Londono Says

COLOMBIA POLITICS: 20 June Weapons to Be Handed Over to UN: Rodrigo Londono Says

“We have taken political decision. We respect the agreement, we will implement it, whatever it takes,” FARC leader Rodrigo Londono, known as Timochenko said.

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WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

WORLD POLITICS: UN Agency Chief to World: ‘Step Up’ As Refugee Numbers Outpace Resettlement Spots

According to estimates, 1.2 million refugees need resettling globally, but only 93,200 places in resettlement countries are expected to be available.

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WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

WORLD POLITICS: Not Only Strong, But Smart Policies Needed to Combat Terrorism: António Guterres

“Policies that limit human rights only end up alienating religious and ethnic communities, who would have every interest in fighting extremism,” Guterres highlighted.

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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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UK POLITICS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Condemns London Terror Attack

UK POLITICS: UN Secretary-General António Guterres Condemns London Terror Attack

Guterres: “This is a struggle in many parts of the globe that compels international community to bring to justice those who use such inhuman tactics.”

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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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IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns

IRAQ POLITICS: Some 10,000 People Fleeing West Mosul Every Day: UN Migration Agency Warns

“International law is unambiguous. The protection of civilian lives is legal and moral duty that stands above all other objectives,” underscored the UN aid chief.

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WORLD POLITICS: Attacks on Hospitals, Medical Staff ‘Symptoms of Grave Disregard’ For International Law’: António Guterres Warns

WORLD POLITICS: Attacks on Hospitals, Medical Staff ‘Symptoms of Grave Disregard’ For International Law’: António Guterres Warns

“Despite our efforts, civilians continue to bear the brunt of conflict around the world,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warns.

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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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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told

“As we enter the third decade of peace implementation, it cannot be assumed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is on a glide path to a peaceful, viable State irreversibly on course for European integration,” said High Representative Valentin Inzko during a briefing on the situation in the country.

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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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