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One million people share hopes and fears for future with the UN

The results are in from a massive, unprecedented crowd-sourcing survey of international opinion, launched in January 2020 to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Participants from all walks

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A youthful 75: New generation carries the torch for UN values

75 years on from the founding of the UN, young people are being enlisted to share their visions of a better planet, and help decide the next chapter of the

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‘Emergency’ for global education, as fewer than half world’s students cannot return to school

Classes for more than 450 million students starting the new academic year are expected to be entirely remote – or for some, a mix of distance and in-person learning –

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UN peacekeepers killed in improvised explosive attack in Mali

“We must combine all efforts to identify and apprehend those responsible for these terrorist acts so they can answer for their crimes before the justice system”, said Mahamat Saleh Annadif,

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COVID-19 threatens to undo global health progress

WHO’s latest World Health Statistics reveal that low-income countries reported the biggest gains in life expectancy, which rose by 11 years between 2000 and 2016. Other achievements during this period include a

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UN chief appeals to ‘common humanity’ across all faiths, in tackling the coronavirus

“It lays bare our responsibility to promote solidarity as the foundation of our response – a solidarity based on the human rights and human dignity of all”, Secretary-General António Guterres explained. “And

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China to give WHO $30 million more after US freezes funds

China announced Thursday it will give another $30 million to the World Health Organization to help in the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, days after Washington said it would

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5 reasons the world needs WHO, to fight the COVID-19 pandemic

1) Helping countries to prepare and respond WHO has issued a COVID-19 Strategic Prearedness and Response Plan, which identifies the major actions countries need to take, and the resources needed to carry them

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Africa mobilizing to minimize losses as COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide advance

“The crisis has wide-ranging implications”, said the UN Chief, delivering remarks at a meeting with leaders of the African Group of countries on Wednesday. “This is in no way of Africa’s making. 

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UN General Assembly to Decide on Rival COVID-19 Resolutions

UNITED NATIONS – How should the U.N. General Assembly and its 193 member states respond to the coronavirus pandemic? Members have been sent two rival resolutions for consideration — and