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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.

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UN says migrants in Yemen stranded, abused amid coronavirus fears [Video]

UN says migrants in Yemen stranded, abused amid coronavirus fears

At least 14,500 African migrants, mostly Ethiopians, blamed for the coronavirus, rounded up and forcibly moved.

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World hunger rising and COVID-19 threatens to make it worse, says UN [Video]

World hunger rising and COVID-19 threatens to make it worse, says UN

It's put a UN deadline to eradicate hunger by 2030 in severe doubt. View on euronews

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UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours [Video]

UN's top court backs Qatar in air blockade row with neighbours

The International Court of Justice rejects appeal by Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE over an air blockade.

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China slaps retaliatory sanctions on U.S. senators [Video]

China slaps retaliatory sanctions on U.S. senators

The unspecified measures target U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, after the U.S. placed sanctions on Chinese officials over the treatment of China's Uighur Muslim minority. This report produced..

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UN limits aid to Syria's rebel area after Russia opposes dual routes [Video]

UN limits aid to Syria's rebel area after Russia opposes dual routes

UN limits aid to Syria's rebel area after Russia opposes dual routes

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Venezuela crisis: Security forces accused of human rights abuses [Video]

Venezuela crisis: Security forces accused of human rights abuses

A report by the UN expresses concern about allegations of torture and forced disappearances by security forces.

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Latin America: UN urges collaboration to prevent economic crisis [Video]

Latin America: UN urges collaboration to prevent economic crisis

UN warns that poverty across the region will rise by 7 percent, an increase equivalent to 45 million people.

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Cycle rally held to spread awareness about Chinese occupation of Tibet [Video]

Cycle rally held to spread awareness about Chinese occupation of Tibet

Five Tibetan cyclists concluded a 4-day cycle rally for Tibet in Geneva, which coincides with the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council session. The rally was organized to raise awareness about..

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'Lessons have been learned' 25 years after Srebrenica massacre, former UN judge says [Video]

'Lessons have been learned' 25 years after Srebrenica massacre, former UN judge says

Judge Carmel Agius, the last president of the UN court examining atrocities in the former Yugoslavia, says justice is only a partial solution to war crimes.View on euronews

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UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at 'unprecedented levels' [Video]

UN chief: Foreign interference in Libya at 'unprecedented levels'

Guterres told UNSC Libya's 'conflict has entered a new phase with foreign interference reaching unprecedented levels'.

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Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Brazil's coronavirus toll soars [Video]

Bolsonaro threatens WHO exit as Brazil's coronavirus toll soars

Accusing WHO of 'ideological bias', Bolsonaro says he may follow US president's footsteps and leave the UN health body.

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Trump Admin Gives Formal Notice of US Withdrawal From WHO [Video]

Trump Admin Gives Formal Notice of US Withdrawal From WHO

The administration sent a letter to the United Nations on Tuesday giving its notice of withdrawal.

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U.N labels Syrian, Russian airstrikes war crimes [Video]

U.N labels Syrian, Russian airstrikes war crimes

Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes amounting to war crimes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday (July 7) in a report..

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'Closely monitoring the developments in Hong Kong': India's Ambassador to UN in Geneva [Video]

'Closely monitoring the developments in Hong Kong': India's Ambassador to UN in Geneva

India's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Rajiv Kumar Chander has commented on the ongoing developments in Hong Kong and stated that they are closely monitoring..

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Iran's Zarif says ending arms ban 'inseparable' from nuclear deal [Video]

Iran's Zarif says ending arms ban 'inseparable' from nuclear deal

As the US tries to rally support to extend UN arms embargo on Iran it faces scepticism from UNSC members.

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Britain to talk to partners in UN over China law move [Video]

Britain to talk to partners in UN over China law move

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday Britain would raise China's adoption of national security legislation for Hong Kong with "likeminded partners" in the United Nations human rights..

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Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution [Video]

Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution

Commanders working for General Haftar are being investigated for possible war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

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