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New York : The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is calling on the European Union (EU) to make 2020 “the year of change for robust refugee protection”. On Thursday, the agency issued a set of new recommendations, as Croatia and German preside over the EU Council during the next 12 months. more
Secretary-General upholds value of UN Charter for a world in turmoil

New York : Amid an era of rising geopolitical tensions and declining trust between nations, the United Nations Secretary-General has encouraged countries to “come home” to a d ...

Security Council calls for dialogue in Haiti

New York : The UN Security Council has stressed the need to resolve the ongoing political impasse in Haiti between President Jovenel Moïse and a surging opposition movement.

UK’s House of Commons passes Brexit bill in close vote

London/Sputnik/UNI: The UK House of Commons approved the European Union withdrawal bill on Thursday, sending it to the upper House of Lords.

Iran-US attack in Iraq: Guterres pledges 'active engagement' in further de-escalation efforts

New York: In the wake of an Iranian ballistic missile attack on air bases which house US forces in Iraq, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday that he would “continue his activ ...

Sudan: Intercommunal clashes displace tens of thousands in volatile Darfur region

New York : Around 40,000 have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State in recent days, following intercommunal clashes, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...

Trump, Merkel discuss middle east, Libya in phone conversation: White House Spokesman

Moscow/Sputnik: US President Donald Trump has held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the situation in the Middle East and Libya, a White House spokesman ...

UN envoy appeals for other nations to ‘keep out of Libya’

New York : The top UN official in Libya has delivered a stern message urging other nations to stop intervening in the country’s ongoing crisis.

UN cultural agency chief meets with Iran ambassador amid current tensions

New York : The current tensions across the Middle East and Gulf region and their potential implications for cultural heritage sites were the focus of a meeting on Monday between the head ...

Stop escalation, urges UN chief, as geopolitical tensions reach ‘highest level this century’

New York : The UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on world leaders to de-escalate geopolitical tensions on Monday, which he described as being “at their highest lev ...