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Comment: Myanmar's younger generation knows what it's like to enjoy better prospects and freedoms. The generals must return Myanmar to the country they want and deserve, writes Achim Steiner.

The UN Secretary-General has outlined 'three key benchmarks' ahead of May's assessment of the South Sudan arms embargo.

<em>Guterres</em> sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

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Guterres sees role for UN monitors in Libya truce

The UN Secretary General has called for a monitoring component in Libya to provide support and resources.

Syria border must stay open for aid: UN chief

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Syria border must stay open for aid: UN chief

Closing the last remaining border crossing into Syria would halt the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines across the country's northwest, the UN ...

Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

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Myanmar crackdown death toll passes 520

The civilian death toll in the Myanmar military's crackdown on protesters passed 520.

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Donors face $10bn aid appeal at Syria conference

Germany led the way at a two-day video conference by vowing to contribute 1.74 billion euros ($2 billion), ahead of $600 million from the United States.

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Polish diplomat chosen as new UN envoy to Lebanon

The formal appointment of Joanna Wronecka as UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon will be announced soon.

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WHO experts: Covid probably came to humans from animals

Covid-19 probably passed to humans from a bat via an intermediary animal, an international expert mission to China concluded, with investigators ...

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UN chief criticises wealthy countries for vaccine 'stockpile'

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres criticised developed countries for creating a "stockpile" of Covid-19 vaccines.

UN in talks with China for unrestricted Xinjiang visit

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UN in talks with China for unrestricted Xinjiang visit

The UN is in negotiations with Beijing for a visit "without restrictions" to Xinjiang to see how the Uyghur minority is being treated, ...

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Libya demands 'immediate' withdrawal of foreign mercenaries

The presence of an estimated 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries on Libya's territory is seen as a threat to the UN-backed transition ...

European diplomats visit Libya,show of support for unity govt

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European diplomats visit Libya,show of support for unity govt

The joint visit comes 10 days after the formation of an interim government to lead Libya to December elections.

UN chief calls for foreign 'elements' to leave Libya

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UN chief calls for foreign 'elements' to leave Libya

In his report, discussed by Security Council members on Wednesday, UN chief Antonio Guterres said there has reportedly been "no ...

EU chiefs push Turkey for 'sustained de-escalation'

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EU chiefs push Turkey for 'sustained de-escalation'

EU chiefs discussed a "possible visit" to Turkey after next week's European summit, as the two sides look to mend ties.

UN list of shame 'overlooks Israeli abuses against children'

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UN list of shame 'overlooks Israeli abuses against children'

At least eight parties to conflicts - including the Israeli military - who had committed violations against children have been excluded from a ...

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US won't recognise Syria presidency vote unless UN involved

The legitimacy of Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad's presidency will not be recognised by the US unless voting is supervised by the UN.

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EU chiefs to hold video call with Turkey's Erdogan

European Union leaders Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel will hold video talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday, ...

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UN chief appoints personal envoy to Afghanistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres announced the appointment of Jean Arnault to be his personal envoy to Afghanistan.

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The Iraq Report: Killings, abductions rise after Pope's visit

In the days following Pope Francis' visit, two high profile abductions and killings of activists and dissidents' family members brought Iraq's ...

UN chief calls to combat violence against women

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UN chief calls to combat violence against women

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called to combat violence against women, at the start of the annual Commission on the Status of ...

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Myanmar military likely behind 'crimes against humanity': UN expert

The UN's top expert on rights in Myanmar said the country's military is likely committing "crimes against humanity" with full knowledge of ...

UN appeals for $5.5 billion to avert famine

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UN appeals for $5.5 billion to avert famine

UN chief Antonio Guterres said world hunger projections for 2021 'point to a continuation of this frightening trend.'

UN chief calls for more humanitarian access to Syria

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UN chief calls for more humanitarian access to Syria

In a statement marking 10 years of war in Syria, the UN has called for more humanitarian access in the country.

Ethiopia rejects Egyptian-Sudanese plan for international Nile Dam mediation

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Ethiopia rejects Egyptian-Sudanese plan for international Nile Dam mediation

Ethiopia has rejected a proposal by Egypt and Sudan to involve the US, EU, and UN in negotiations over the simmering disagreements over the ...

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