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World Jul 10Russia and China veto U.N. humanitarian aid to Syria’s rebel-led northwest
Diplomats said the 15 Security Council members have been discussing a possible compromise and would shortly hold a closed meeting to discuss a possible way ahead.
World Jun 30Pompeo urges U.N. arms embargo on Iran’s `terrorist regime’
Pompeo said the United States' "overwhelming preference" is to have the council adopt the resolution. He indicated that if the resolution isn't approved, the U.S. will seek to re-impose U.N. sanctions. …
World Jun 04Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump
The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are urging that governments and others unite in developing a "people's vaccine" to protect everyone against the coronavirus.
Health May 19U.N. chief recommends scaled-back meeting of world leaders in September
The U.N. secretary-general is recommending that the annual gathering of world leaders in late September to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the organization be scaled back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
World May 18U.N. envoy calls for Russia-U.S. talks to help end Syrian war
The U.N. special envoy for Syria called Monday for talks between Russia and the United States to help end the more than nine-year-old war, saying the two major powers could play “a key role."…
Economy May 13U.N. forecasts pandemic to shrink world economy by 3.2%
The United Nations is forecasting that the coronavirus pandemic will shrink the world economy by 3.2% this year, the sharpest contraction since the Great Depression in the 1930s.
World Apr 14UN chief: World faces ‘epidemic of misinformation’ about virus
“Hatred is going viral, stigmatizing and vilifying people and groups,” U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a video statement.
World Apr 13IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations
The International Monetary Fund has approved $500 million to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world's most impoverished countries so they can help tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
World Mar 25UN chief says some warring groups heed call for ceasefires
The U.N. chief points to communist guerrillas in the Philippines announcing a cease-fire from Thursday to April 15 in response to his appeal.
World Mar 13UN reports sex abuse allegations rose significantly in 2019
A new U.N. report says allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in U.N peacekeeping and political missions rose significantly in 2019, with allegations against civilian personnel nearly doubling.