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Bring the United Nations closer to the people, urges Assembly President in her inaugural speech

The new session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President pledging to use her year in office to bring the world body closer to the

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Somewhere, every five seconds, a child under 15 dies – new UN report

Around 6.3 million children under the age of 15, died from mostly preventable causes last year, the equivalent to one child dying every five seconds, according to a new report compiled by

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dead at age 80

Former UN Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died at age 80, his foundation confirmed Saturday. Annan, who was born in Ghana in 1938, served as the

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UN-African Union partnership ‘not a choice but a necessity’, Security Council hears

“The complex peace and security challenges we face in Africa are such that neither the United Nations nor the African Union can address the challenges on their own”, Sahle-Work Zewde, the

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WHO study reveals ‘game-changer’ drug with potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth

A stand-by drug used to prevent potentially-fatal bleeding after childbirth has some new competition – with improved benefits, according a United Nations health agency-led report. Excessive bleeding after childbirth still