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US Funding Cut Affects UN Palestine Refugees Reliefs

New York (ABC Live): UN Palestine Refugees Reliefs :The decision by the United States to withhold more than half its annual funding commitment to the United Nations relief agency providing aid for Palestine refugees threatens “one of the most successful and innovative human development endeavours in the Middle-East,” the head of the body said Wednesday, warning that the rights and …

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UN Chief Welcomes JCPOA Second Adversary

New York (ABC Live): JCPOA : United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday welcomed the second anniversary of the day when Iran was confirmed to have taken a series of nuclear-related actions under the nuclear agreement reached with key countries in 2015. “This marks another significant milestone” in the historic agreement, said UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric in a statement, noting that the Joint …

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Nuclear Weapons,Climate Change Require Urgent Action : UN

New York (ABC Live):Nuclear Weapons :Having taken office with a call for peace to be the watchword of 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday said the world instead had ‘gone in reverse,” and that there are critical areas that need action in the New Year, including climate change, the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula, the Middle East conflict, and …

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UNSC Reiterates Support for Afghanistan Stability

New York (ABC Live): Afghanistan Stability : The United Nations Security Council, during a weekend mission to Afghanistan, reiterated its support for the Central Asian country’s efforts to restore peace, stability and progress. Council members aimed to get a first-hand account of progress made by the Afghan National Unity Government, with the assistance of the international community, in addressing a …

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UNSC Calls for Political Stability in Lebanon

New York (ABC Live): UNSC : Welcoming the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri to Lebanon and his decision to continue his term, the United Nations Security Council highlighted the need to protect the country from crisis that are destabilizing the Middle East. In a statement issued Tuesday, the 15-member Council called on all regional States and organizations “to work for the …

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UNICEF Alerts on Critical Conditions of Children and Women

Geneva (ABC Live):UNICEF : For children and women in the Central African Republic, 2017 has been a very difficult year and sadly, the situation is not expected to improve in the coming months, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday. “2017 has seen a dramatic increase in violence. The previously unstable regions, such as the center and the north …

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Fate of UNSC JCPOA Resolution 2231 is Still Critical

New York (ABC Live): UNSC JCPOA Resolution 2231 ; The United Nations political chief told the Security Council Tuesday that the UN Secretariat is not yet in a position to confirm whether the ballistic missiles launched at the Saudi cities of Yanbu and Riyadh were Iranian Qiam-1 missiles, as assessed by Saudi authorities. “Almost two years after Implementation Day of …

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UN Chief Bats for Efficient Internet Governance at IGF

Geneva (ABC Live): Internet Governance : Adequate governance is critical to realizing the vast promise of the Internet for a better world for all, Secretary-General António Guterres told the annual United Nations forum on Internet governance on Monday. “The Internet, and new technologies in general, have an immense role to play in helping us address global sustainable development challenges,” Mr. Guterres said in his …

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UN Chief Condemns Terrorists Attack on Church in Pakistan

New York (ABC Live): Terrorists Attack : Denouncing Monday’s attack on a Methodist church in western Pakistan, United Nations Secretary-General called for those behind the incident be held accountable. In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Secretary-General Anthony Guterres “strongly” condemned theTerrorists Attack which occurred in the city of Quetta, which is also the capital of the Balochistan province in the country. “He calls …

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International Migrants Day Reminds Their Contribution

New York (ABC Live): On International Migrants Day, the United Nations is appealing for cooperation in managing migration to ensure that its benefits are most widely distributed, and that human rights of all concerned are protected – as recognized by the 2030 Agendafor Sustainable Development. “Evidence overwhelmingly shows that migrants generate economic, social and cultural benefits for societies everywhere,” said Secretary-General António Guterres in his …

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