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United Nations: Intergovernmental organization
The United Nations (UN), is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center 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; other main offices are in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.

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Syria truce fails as Idlib civilians killed daily: U.N.

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria's opposition-held Idlib province, saying the latest ceasefire attempt had yet..
Reuters - Published

Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace,..
Reuters - Published

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Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor [Video]Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor

Haftar did not sign up to ceasefire deal in Moscow but agreed to comply with terms ahead of talks in Berlin.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:25Published

U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it [Video]U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

UN: 45 million face ‘severe’ food shortages in southern Africa [Video]UN: 45 million face ‘severe’ food shortages in southern Africa

The United Nations has raised the alarm over an unprecedented food crisis in southern Africa.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:53Published

Banks in Lebanon are vandalised as economy freefalls [Video]Banks in Lebanon are vandalised as economy freefalls

UN official blames politicians for "dangerous chaos" in Lebanon as Beirut banks are vandalised. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:32Published

UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos' [Video]UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos'

UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos'

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EU nations trigger dispute mechanism in last-ditch bid to save Iran deal [Video]EU nations trigger dispute mechanism in last-ditch bid to save Iran deal

Britain, France and Germany have triggered the accord's dispute mechanism to force Iran into discussions. The process could bring back UN and EU sanctions on Iran.

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Headline: League of Nations: 100 years since founding of UN predecessor [Video]Headline: League of Nations: 100 years since founding of UN predecessor

A hundred years after ill-fated League of Nations began its work, is history repeating itself for its successor, the UN?

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:14Published

Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

World leaders call for de-escalation after US kills Iranian general [Video]World leaders call for de-escalation after US kills Iranian general

"My message is simple and clear: stop escalation. Exercise maximum restraint. Restart dialogue," UN Secretary-General António Guterres said.View on euronews

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Iran: no longer bound by limits on uranium enrichment [Video]Iran: no longer bound by limits on uranium enrichment

Iran announced on Sunday it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium, taking a further step back from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya [Video]Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya

Erdogan is eager to support UN-recognised gov't in Tripoli as it faces renewed threat from military commander Haftar.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 07:58Published

U.S. to investigate nuclear waste site on Marshall Islands [Video]U.S. to investigate nuclear waste site on Marshall Islands

The U.S. Congress is demanding an investigation into the Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands, which contains radioactive waste and is being threatened by rising sea levels.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:17Published

Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts [Video]Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts

For government forces, this is the first time they are setting foot in PK5 since 2014.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published

Central African Republic clashes: United Nations adds more troops [Video]Central African Republic clashes: United Nations adds more troops

After fighting between traders and fighters broke out over a dispute in Bangui, 40 people die.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:40Published

2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice [Video]2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice

Inspired by a Swedish schoolgirl, millions took to the streets in 2019 - as the world suffered extreme weather and major powers continued to block the radical action scientists say is needed to steer..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 03:18Published

'Keep up the pressure,' says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New Year message [Video]'Keep up the pressure,' says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New Year message

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, and they are launching a 'decade of action'. View on euronews

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The world's greenest soccer club nets its wooden stadium [Video]The world's greenest soccer club nets its wooden stadium

Forest Green Rovers, the world's first U.N.-certified carbon-neutral soccer club, has won planning approval for a stadium made almost entirely out of wood. David Doyle reports.

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Thunberg meets Attenborough, an inspiration [Video]Thunberg meets Attenborough, an inspiration

In an interview for BBC radio's Today program, for which she was the guest editor, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke to legendary conservationist Sir David Attenborough via video link. Joe..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Thunberg meets Attenborough, an inpiration [Video]Thunberg meets Attenborough, an inpiration

In an interview for BBC radio's Today program, for which she was the guest editor, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke to legendary conservationist Sir David Attenborough via video link. Joe..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Head of UN-recognised gov't in Libya asks world leaders for help [Video]Head of UN-recognised gov't in Libya asks world leaders for help

Months of fighting take toll on southern Tripoli, with hundreds of civilians killed or wounded and 140,000 people fleeing homes after Haftar launches offensive in April.

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At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast [Video]At least 90 killed in Mogadishu checkpoint blast

An explosion at a bustling checkpoint in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Saturday (December 28) killed at least 90 people and wounded dozens, an ambulance service official said, the latest in a string..

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UN: More than 235,000 flee northwest Syria violence [Video]UN: More than 235,000 flee northwest Syria violence

Amid air raids targeting last rebel stronghold in Syria, mass displacement has left southern Idlib 'almost empty'.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published

 

Moscow not in favour of Kashmir being discussed at UN: Russian envoy to India

In a major backing for New Delhi, Moscow has said that it never favours Kashmir being brought to the United Nations for any discussions.
DNA - Published

Attack on Fulani village in Mali kills over a dozen in latest spate of ethnic violence

Fourteen people were killed and two wounded on Thursday in an attack on a Fulani village in central Mali, according to the UN, in an apparent bout of ethnic violence.
France 24 - Published

UN says children of jihadists are in grave danger, calls for them to be repatriated from Syria

UN investigators on Thursday called for thousands of children of jihadists who fought for the Islamic State group to be repatriated from Syria.
France 24 - Published

Acting head of U.N. Palestinian agency says 'difficult' year ahead, amid funding cuts and Israeli pressure

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees on Thursday accused pro-Israel groups of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations, even as it struggled to recover from losing..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says around 350,0000 Syrians have fled Russian-led assault in Idlib

Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near..
Reuters - Published

Acting head of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..
Reuters - Published

Bank of England's Carney to serve as UK government climate adviser

Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will advise Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the run-up to a major United Nations climate conference taking place in Glasgow this November, Britain's..
Reuters - Published

China's attempt to rake up Kashmir issue at UNSC finds no takers; India asks Beijing to reflect, slams Pakistan

Beijing's attempt found no takers at the high level UN body with US, UK, Germany and France sending a strong message to China that UNSC is not the forum to raise a bilateral issue.
DNA - Published

Major differences among UN members over India's permanent membership in UNSC: China


IndiaTimes - Published

Iran says Europeans yielding to 'high school bully' Trump in nuclear row

Iran's foreign minister said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to U.S. threats of new tariffs on their goods when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pact, a step that could..
Reuters - Published

Nigerian Islamist militants free three aid workers, other civilian hostages: U.N.

Islamist militants released three aid workers and other civilians in northeast Nigeria who had been held hostage since late December, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country said on..
Reuters - Published

Article 370: Pakistan's use of false pretences at UN has run its course, India says

India has slammed Pakistan for again trying to raise the Kashmir issue in the UN Security Council where it failed one more time to find any support, with New Delhi asserting that Islamabad needs to..
IndiaTimes - Published

2019 second hottest year in warmest-ever decade: UN

2019 second hottest year in warmest-ever decade: un
Scientists warn the world will increasingly face more extreme weather events in 2020 like the Australian bushfires. ......
WorldNews - Published

China-Pakistan alliance again comes up short on Kashmir at UN


IndiaTimes - Published

Vatican appoints first woman to senior role in Church

Francesca Di Giovanni has been hired in the Secretariat of State and will co-ordinate with the UN.
BBC News - Published

U.N. official blames politicians for 'dangerous chaos' in Lebanon

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses and protests turn angry, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday, rebuking a ruling elite that has failed to agree a government or rescue..
Reuters - Published

U.N. official blames politicians for Lebanon 'chaos', protesters target banks

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses and protests turn angry, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday, rebuking a ruling elite that has failed to agree a government or rescue..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions violation, according to a confidential report..
Reuters - Published

U.N. official: Lebanese politicians watching as economy collapses

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses, the senior U.N. official in Lebanon said on Wednesday, rebuking a political elite that has failed to form a government as the country..
Reuters - Published

There are only 10 years left to save the world's biodiversity from mass extinction, UN warns

More dedicated protected areas and a 50 per cent reduction in pollution by the end of the next decade is needed to save the world's natural world from mass extinction, the UN's Convention on Biological..
SBS - Published

World Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23 - Gambia

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan. 23, the Gambian Ministry of..
Reuters - Published

U.S. imposes sanctions on two North Korean entities over labor export

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two North Korean entities it accused of facilitating the export of workers from North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.
Reuters - Published

EU rebukes Iran over nuclear violations, sanctions possible

eu rebukes iran over nuclear violations, sanctions possible
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks..
WorldNews - Published

Lebanon regains vote at United Nations after making payment

Lebanon has regained its full voting rights at the United Nations after paying part of what it owes the world body, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. says reports of violence against Iran protesters 'worrying'

Accusations of lethal force against protesters in Iran should be fully investigated, a spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, saying reports of violence against..
Reuters - Published

Thailand reports case of coronavirus from China

thailand reports case of coronavirus from china
BANGKOK (AP) — A Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in central China, health officials said..
WorldNews - Published

EU welcomes Libya ceasefire, says U.N. must lead reconciliation

eu welcomes libya ceasefire, says u.n. must lead reconciliation
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed on Monday a ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia, but cautioned that the United Nations must lead the process of rebuilding the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Chronicle of a nine-month offensive to seize Libya's capital

Both sides in Libya’s conflict – forces loyal to military strongman Khalifa Haftar and the UN-recognised government based in Tripoli – have agreed to a ceasefire starting on Sunday.
France 24 - Published

Killer Robots Reconsidered: Could AI Weapons Actually Save Lives?

killer robots reconsidered: could ai weapons actually save lives?
"On the surface, who could disagree with quashing the idea of supposed killer robots?" writes Slashdot reader Lasrick. "Dr. Larry Lewis, who spearheaded the first data-based approach to protecting..
WorldNews - Published

Lebanon 'regrets' U.N. voting rights suspension over membership arrears

Lebanon's foreign ministry said on Saturday that it "regretted" the revoking of the country's voting rights at the U.N. General Assembly after falling behind on membership dues, saying the state's..
Reuters - Published

UN thanks India for paying regular budget assessments in full


IndiaTimes - Published

United Nations thanks India for paying annual due ahead of schedule, India largest contributor so far

Very few countries pay their dues by the January-end deadline and there is a large list of countries in arrears from past years.
DNA - Published

U.N. renews Syria cross-border aid operation but halves crossings, length of time

The U.N. Security Council on Friday renewed a six-year-long cross-border operation delivering aid to millions of Syrian civilians but the number of crossings and length of authorization were halved to..
Reuters - Published

EU did not discuss process leading to U.N. sanctions on Iran: Borrell

European Union foreign ministers did not consider on Friday triggering a dispute resolution process under the nuclear 2015 deal that could lead to renewed United Nations sanctions on Tehran, the EU's..
Reuters - Published

UN: Congo ethnic violence might be crimes against humanity

un: congo ethnic violence might be crimes against humanity
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Killings, rapes and other violence by an armed ethnic group targeting rivals in Congo’s northeast may amount to crimes against humanity, the United Nations said Friday. More..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Congo ethnic killings may amount to crimes against humanity, UN says

Killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a rival group may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly even..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Spain's PM names UN's Arancha Gonzalez as foreign minister

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will appoint Arancha Gonzalez, assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the country's foreign minister, the government said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Pakistan asks UN to 'act decisively' to prevent a 'disastrous war' with India

pakistan asks un to 'act decisively' to prevent a 'disastrous war' with india
Pakistan has asked the United Nations Security Council and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to "act decisively" to prevent a "disastrous war" between Pakistan and India. In a video shared by APP..
WorldNews - Published

Heal thyself of your malaise, there are no takers of your malware: India advises Pakistan at UNSC

Lambasting Pakistan for its false narrative on India, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday said that there are "no takers for Pakistan's malware".
DNA - Published

No takers for your malware: India slams Pakistan at UN

"One delegation that epitomises the dark arts has, yet again, displayed its wares by peddling falsehoods earlier today. These we dismiss with disdain. My simple response to Pakistan is heal thyself of..
IndiaTimes - Published

Syria cross-border aid to end Friday if U.N. Security Council fails to break deadlock

A six-year-long United Nations operation delivering aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians will expire at midnight on Friday if a deadlocked U.N. Security Council cannot reach a..
Reuters - Published

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