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UN: Climate change undercutting work to end poverty, hunger
Hunger is growing and the world is not on track to end extreme poverty by 2030 and meet other United Nations’ (UN) goals, mainly because progress is being undermined by the impact of climate change and increasing inequality, a UN report said.
UN Security Council to meet on Sudan violence
The United Nations Security Council is expected to hold a closed-door meeting to address rampant violence in Sudan that recently took a hugely deadly turn in the country’s capital.
Finland: From suicide hotspot to world's happiest country
When the United Nations crowned Finland the world's happiest nation last month for the second year running, there were still quite a few eyebrows raised. How could this Nordic country, better known for its harsh weather and high suicide rate, be the world's happiest?
Days of foreign intervention in Latin America long gone: UN
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the days of foreign intervention in Latin America are “long ago gone,” expressing hope that no foreign forces would enter Venezuela, after US President Donald Trump repeated his threats of taking military action against the South American country.
Syria open to any initiative making way for resolution of country's crisis: Ja'fari
The United Nations Security Council has held a meeting on Syria with a focus on a UN-backed constitutional body for the crisis-hit country, days after the three mediators of a peace process in Syria reached a set of agreements in Geneva, Austria, on the issue.
Rouhani in New York for UN meeting
Iran to highlight US violations
More Afghans displaced by drought than war: UN
A total of 275,000 people have been displaced by drought in western Afghanistan — 52,000 more than the number uprooted by conflict this year — with over two million threatened by the effects of water shortages, the United Nations said.
Deadly protests in Basra prompt UN calls for calm in Iraq
The United Nations has called for calm in Iraq’s Basra in the wake of protests over poor public services that left six people killed on Tuesday.
Over 100 rights groups urge Bahrain to ‘immediately release’ Nabeel Rajab
More than 100 rights groups have called on Bahrain to "immediately release" prominent opposition figure and pro-democracy campaigner Nabeel Rajab after the United Nations condemned his detention as "arbitrary" and "discriminatory."
UN invites Iran, Russia, Turkey to Syria talks in Geneva next month
United Nations Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura has invited Iran, Russia and Turkey to talks due to be held in Geneva next month on forming Syria's Constitutional Committee, a UN spokeswoman says.
At least 30 African refugees drown after boat capsizes off Yemen: UN
The United Nations says at least 30 African refugees have drowned when their boat capsized off the coast of Yemen this week with reports that their smugglers opened fire on those on board.
PPPs likely to undermine public health commitments
The United Nations Agenda 2030 for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is being touted in financial circles as offering huge investment opportunities requiring trillions of dollars.
International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia to close after nearly 25 years
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is to wrap up its prosecution of crimes committed during the Balkans Wars of the 1990s nearly 25 years after its inception by the United Nations.
Violence in Central African Republic uproots record 1.1mn
A record number of people - more than 1.1 million - have been uprooted in Central African Republic by spiraling violence between armed groups which threatens to plunge the country back into full-blown conflict, the United Nations said on Friday.
Haley 'hysteric fit' to cost US dearly, North Korea warns
North Korea has warned that the US will “pay dearly” after Washington’s ambassador to the United Nations said the Asian peninsular country was “begging for war” as tensions continue to mount between the two countries.

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