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UN adopts resolution calling for 'cooperation' on virus

New York - The UN General Assembly on Thursday approved a resolution calling for "international cooperation" and "multilateralism" in the fight against COVID-19, in the first text to come out of the international body since the outbreak began.

Europeans on UN Security Council condemn North Korean tests

New York - The European members of the UN Security Council on Tuesday condemned North Korea's latest missile tests, describing the launches as "provocative actions.

Coronavirus the worst global crisis since WW II, says UN chief

New York - The coronavirus pandemic is the worst global crisis since World War II, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday, expressing concern that it could trigger conflicts around the world.

In first, UN Security Council approves resolutions remotely

New York - The UN Security Council on Monday for the first time approved resolutions remotely after painstaking negotiations among diplomats who are teleworking due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: ceasefires and resolutions in project at UN

New York - The United Nations on Thursday hailed armed groups heeding its call for a ceasefire during the coronavirus crisis, as Security Council and General Assembly members prepared draft resolutions in support of the measure.

UN launches virus aid plan, says all of humanity at risk

New York - The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the entire human race, the United Nations warned Wednesday as it launched a humanitarian response plan featuring an appeal for $2 billion to help the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

UN: 'whole of humanity' at risk from pandemic

New York - The coronavirus pandemic is threatening the entire human race, the United Nations warned Wednesday as it launched a humanitarian response plan featuring a $2 billon appeal for the world's poorest people.

UN Security Council stalemate over virus

New York - The UN Security Council, which has not met for 12 days due to the coronavirus outbreak, is deeply divided over a proposed declaration on the crisis and holding "virtual" meetings to vote on resolutions, diplomatic sources said Monday.

UN chief calls for 'immediate global ceasefire' amid pandemic

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed Monday for an "immediate global ceasefire" to protect vulnerable civilians in conflict zones from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.

Millions could die if virus allowed to spread unchecked: UN chief

New York - Millions of people could die from the new coronavirus, particularly in poor countries, if it is allowed to spread unchecked, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Thursday, appealing for a coordinated global response to the pandemic.

UN report calls for political mission in Darfur

New York - A joint UN-African Union report released Monday on Sudan and Darfur called for a political mission to replace the peace operation there, raising fears by rights groups that civilians could lose all protection.

The virus claims a victim at the UN: personal diplomacy

New York - At the normally busy headquarters of the United Nations in New York, life is suddenly moving at slow speed -- very slow speed.

Western couple seized in Burkina Faso two years ago found in Mali

Bamako - A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found in good health in the northwest of Mali after fleeing their captors and were set to be repatriated, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

Western couple abducted in Burkina in 2018 found alive in Mali

Bamako - A Canadian woman and her Italian partner kidnapped in Burkina Faso in 2018 have been found alive in the northwest of Mali by UN peacekeepers, diplomatic and UN sources said on Saturday.

Philippines diplomat is first coronavirus case at UN HQ

New York - A Philippine diplomat in New York has tested positive for the new coronavirus in the first recorded case at United Nations headquarters in the city, diplomatic sources said on Thursday.

Algerian ex-diplomat eyed as next UN Libya envoy: sources

Alger - Former Algerian foreign minister Ramtane Lamamra is being considered as UN envoy to Libya, diplomatic sources said Wednesday, after Ghassan Salame resigned from the post earlier this month.

UN chief says drop in emissions from virus will not solve climate crisis

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday that while the global outbreak of coronavirus may have caused a temporary drop in emissions that cause global warming, it would not end the problem and might even divert attention from the fight.

High time for UN to act over Khashoggi killing, says fiancee

Geneva - The lack of action by the United Nations after the brutal slaying of the dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi raises questions about the organisation's credibility, his fiancee said.

Spotlight returns to Iran's nuclear programme

Vienna - Tehran's nuclear programme is back under the spotlight after the UN's nuclear watchdog revealed the extent of Iran's uranium enrichment drive and reprimanded it for denying access to two locations.

Coronavirus: UN asks 9 countries to delay peacekeeper rotations

New York - The United Nations on Friday asked nine countries, including China, South Korea and France, to delay by three months the rotations of their UN peacekeeping forces due to the coronavirus outbreak.

US blocks UN statement backing Syria ceasefire: diplomats

New York - The United States blocked the adoption of a UN Security Council statement Friday supporting a Syrian ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey, diplomats said following a closed-door meeting.

Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar dead at 100

Lima - Former UN chief Javier Perez de Cuellar, who was known for his peace-making efforts including brokering a ceasefire in the Iran-Iraq war, died Wednesday in his native Peru, aged 100, his son said.

Philippines to resume aid talks with backers of UN drug war probe

Manila - The Philippines said Wednesday it is resuming aid talks with Western countries it had rebuked just months earlier for backing a UN resolution to review human rights abuses under President Rodrigo Duterte's rule.

UN Libya envoy Salame steps down

Tripoli - The UN's envoy to war-plagued Libya, Ghassan Salame, announced his resignation on Monday citing health reasons, nearly three years after taking up the post."I tried to unite Libyans and restrain foreign interference...

UN probe highlights Russia, Turkey roles in Syria 'war crimes'

Geneva - Moscow has participated in war crimes connected with deadly air strikes in Syria, UN investigators said Monday, warning that Ankara could also be responsible for similar crimes against Kurds there.

UN chief calls for end to 'stupid' gender inequality

New York - UN chief Antonio Guterres Thursday called for an end to gender inequality which he said "should shame us all in the 21st century because it is not only unacceptable, it is stupid.

UN prepared to make humanitarian exemptions for N. Korea on coronavirus

New York - The UN Security Council on Thursday declared that it would adopt humanitarian exemptions to the heavy economic sanctions imposed on North Korea to help the impoverished country fight the novel coronavirus, Germany's ambassador to the UN said.

UN urges Libya rivals to engage as doubts hang over talks

Tripoli - The UN's Libya mission and world powers on Tuesday urged the country's warring parties to engage in peace efforts, as doubts hung over talks set to start the next day in Geneva.

UN calls for 'two state' solution to be respected in Middle East

New York - The UN Security Council made a rare show of unity Monday when it called on all parties to maintain their support for a two state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Human rights under assault worldwide: UN chief

Geneva - UN chief Antonio Guterres launched a "call to action" on Monday against rising attacks on human rights, highlighting the persecution of minorities and "alarming levels of femicide".
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