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New York, On Tuesday, as part of his official visit to India this week, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres laid a wreath in honour of Mahatma Gandhi, at the Raj Ghat Memorial, in New Delhi. Describing him as “the greatest soul that ever lived”, the UN chief said that Gandhi’s example “demonstrates that the way to reach objectives, is through non-violence.” more
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Curb throw-away culture, says UN-Habitat chief, highlighting world day

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‘We must work together like never before’ to realize sustainable development, says Canada at UN

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UN chief inaugurates new UN headquarters in Indian capital, as official visit gets underway

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Timor-Leste exemplifies continued UN help in settling sea dispute with Australia, General Assembly told

New York,  Timor-Leste, a country which the United Nations shepherded to independence from Indonesia 16 years ago, is a prime example of what the world Organization can do in resolvi ...

UN chief urges all sides in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to proceed with name change ‘through country’s institutions’

New York,  UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all political forces in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to implement plans to undergo a formal nam ...

Rights of older people celebrated, as historic UN Declaration turns 70

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