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United Nations: Intergovernmental organization
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization responsible for maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, achieving international cooperation, and being a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City; other main offices are in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.

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Sending back climate refugees may violate right to life: U.N. body

Governments need to take into account the climate crisis when considering the deportation of asylum seekers, the United Nations said in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for future climate..
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EU agrees to consider ways to support formal Libya truce

European Union foreign ministers agreed on Monday to look at ways to support a formal ceasefire in Libya if warring sides can move beyond a tentative truce, including a monitoring mission and reviving..
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Former UN official slams Israel 'humiliation' of Palestinians [Video]Former UN official slams Israel 'humiliation' of Palestinians

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Gilmour has described the situation for Palestinians as "appalling" and "indescribable".

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Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools [Video]Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools

With about two million children out of class across the country, meet the teachers and students going to school in Syrian refugee camps. Emer McCarthy reports.

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U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports [Video]U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened..

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Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road [Video]Myanmar, China ink deals to accelerate Belt and Road

China and Myanmar inked dozens of deals on Saturday to speed up infrastructure projects in the Southeast Asian nation, as Beijing seeks to cement its hold over a neighbor increasingly isolated by the..

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Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor [Video]Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor

Haftar did not sign up to ceasefire deal in Moscow but agreed to comply with terms ahead of talks in Berlin.

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U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it [Video]U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..

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UN: 45 million face ‘severe’ food shortages in southern Africa [Video]UN: 45 million face ‘severe’ food shortages in southern Africa

The United Nations has raised the alarm over an unprecedented food crisis in southern Africa.

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Banks in Lebanon are vandalised as economy freefalls [Video]Banks in Lebanon are vandalised as economy freefalls

UN official blames politicians for "dangerous chaos" in Lebanon as Beirut banks are vandalised. Adam Reed reports.

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UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos' [Video]UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos'

UN official blames Lebanese politicians for 'chaos'

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EU nations trigger dispute mechanism in last-ditch bid to save Iran deal [Video]EU nations trigger dispute mechanism in last-ditch bid to save Iran deal

Britain, France and Germany have triggered the accord's dispute mechanism to force Iran into discussions. The process could bring back UN and EU sanctions on Iran.

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Headline: League of Nations: 100 years since founding of UN predecessor [Video]Headline: League of Nations: 100 years since founding of UN predecessor

A hundred years after ill-fated League of Nations began its work, is history repeating itself for its successor, the UN?

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Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage [Video]Thousands of Australians protest over climate change policy as bushfires rage

The bushfire crisis has piled pressure on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's conservative government to do more to combat climate change after Australia weakened its commitment to the U.N. Paris climate..

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World leaders call for de-escalation after US kills Iranian general [Video]World leaders call for de-escalation after US kills Iranian general

"My message is simple and clear: stop escalation. Exercise maximum restraint. Restart dialogue," UN Secretary-General António Guterres said.View on euronews

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Iran: no longer bound by limits on uranium enrichment [Video]Iran: no longer bound by limits on uranium enrichment

Iran announced on Sunday it would abandon limitations on enriching uranium, taking a further step back from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya [Video]Turkey's parliament approves military deployment to Libya

Erdogan is eager to support UN-recognised gov't in Tripoli as it faces renewed threat from military commander Haftar.

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U.S. to investigate nuclear waste site on Marshall Islands [Video]U.S. to investigate nuclear waste site on Marshall Islands

The U.S. Congress is demanding an investigation into the Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands, which contains radioactive waste and is being threatened by rising sea levels.

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Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts [Video]Central African Republic: UN steps in for peace efforts

For government forces, this is the first time they are setting foot in PK5 since 2014.

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Central African Republic clashes: United Nations adds more troops [Video]Central African Republic clashes: United Nations adds more troops

After fighting between traders and fighters broke out over a dispute in Bangui, 40 people die.

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2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice [Video]2019: the year the climate crisis found its voice

Inspired by a Swedish schoolgirl, millions took to the streets in 2019 - as the world suffered extreme weather and major powers continued to block the radical action scientists say is needed to steer..

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'Keep up the pressure,' says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New Year message [Video]'Keep up the pressure,' says UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in New Year message

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, and they are launching a 'decade of action'. View on euronews

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The world's greenest soccer club nets its wooden stadium [Video]The world's greenest soccer club nets its wooden stadium

Forest Green Rovers, the world's first U.N.-certified carbon-neutral soccer club, has won planning approval for a stadium made almost entirely out of wood. David Doyle reports.

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Thunberg meets Attenborough, an inspiration [Video]Thunberg meets Attenborough, an inspiration

In an interview for BBC radio's Today program, for which she was the guest editor, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke to legendary conservationist Sir David Attenborough via video link. Joe..

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Harry Dunn family calls on UN to review 'outdated' diplomatic immunity rules

Family of teenage motorcyclist killed in crash seek changes to rules on the protection of diplomats and their families
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People urgently fleeing climate crisis cannot be sent home, UN rules

But it rejects a claim by a man whose Pacific Island nation is threatened by rising sea levels.
BBC News - Published

U.N. says militants targeted aid worker hub in northern Nigeria

Militants attacked a facility housing several aid groups in northeast Nigeria over the weekend in what the U.N. warned on Monday is an escalation in attacks specifically targeting aid workers.
Reuters - Published

Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to U.N.

Iran said on Monday it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the U.N. Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn..
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If nuclear issue is referred to U.N., Iran will pull out of the NPT: Iran foreign minister

If Iran's nuclear file is sent to the United Nations Security Council, then Iran will withdraw from the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday,..
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U.N. chief says he is very worried that oil ports, oilfield shut in Libya

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday he was very worried that several oil ports and an oilfield had been shut down in Libya.
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United Nations condemns attack on Yemen camp, says it threatens peace

The United Nations said on Sunday that a missile attack on a government military camp in central Yemen which killed nearly 80 people could derail a fragile political process that aims to calm the..
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Iran may review cooperation with IAEA if EU pressure mounts: TV

Iran will review its cooperation with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog should it face "unjust" measures, Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said, after EU powers last week triggered a dispute..
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U.N. envoy hopes for, but cannot predict, speedy reopening of Libya oil ports

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether eastern oil ports shut ahead of a pending Berlin summit aimed at reaching a truce in Libya would be reopened..
Reuters - Published

U.N. Libya envoy hopes, but cannot predict, eastern oil ports closure ends in few days

The United Nations envoy to Libya said on Saturday he hoped but "could not predict" whether oil ports in the east of the country that were closed on Friday would be reopened in a few days.
Reuters - Published

U.N. Libya mission 'deeply concerned' over disruption in oil production, urges restraint

The United Nations mission in Libya said on Saturday it was deeply concerned over efforts to disrupt oil production in the country and urged all sides to exercise restraint.
Reuters - Published

Syria truce fails as Idlib civilians killed daily: U.N.

United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Friday for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Syria's opposition-held Idlib province, saying the latest ceasefire attempt had yet..
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Foreign powers to push Libyan rivals for truce in Berlin

Germany and the United Nations will push rival Libyan camps and their foreign backers fighting over the capital to agree on Sunday to a truce and monitoring mechanism as first steps towards peace,..
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Acting head of U.N. Palestinian agency says 'difficult' year ahead, amid funding cuts and Israeli pressure

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees on Thursday accused pro-Israel groups of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations, even as it struggled to recover from losing..
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U.N. says around 350,0000 Syrians have fled Russian-led assault in Idlib

Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near..
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Acting head of U.N. Palestinian refugee agency says U.S., Israel working against it

The interim head of the U.N. agency that aids Palestinian refugees accused the United States on Thursday of lobbying foreign parliaments to stop donations to the organization, to which Washington cut..
Reuters - Published

Bank of England's Carney to serve as UK government climate adviser

Outgoing Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will advise Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the run-up to a major United Nations climate conference taking place in Glasgow this November, Britain's..
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Iran says Europeans yielding to 'high school bully' Trump in nuclear row

Iran's foreign minister said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to U.S. threats of new tariffs on their goods when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pact, a step that could..
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Nigerian Islamist militants free three aid workers, other civilian hostages: U.N.

Islamist militants released three aid workers and other civilians in northeast Nigeria who had been held hostage since late December, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator in the country said on..
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Vatican appoints first woman to senior role in Church

Francesca Di Giovanni has been hired in the Secretariat of State and will co-ordinate with the UN.
BBC News - Published

U.N. official blames politicians for 'dangerous chaos' in Lebanon

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses and protests turn angry, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday, rebuking a ruling elite that has failed to agree a government or rescue..
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U.N. official blames politicians for Lebanon 'chaos', protesters target banks

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses and protests turn angry, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday, rebuking a ruling elite that has failed to agree a government or rescue..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: U.N. sanctions experts warn - stay away from North Korea cryptocurrency conference

United Nations sanctions experts are warning people not to attend a cryptocurrency conference in North Korea in February, flagging it as a likely sanctions violation, according to a confidential report..
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U.N. official: Lebanese politicians watching as economy collapses

Lebanese politicians are watching on as the economy collapses, the senior U.N. official in Lebanon said on Wednesday, rebuking a political elite that has failed to form a government as the country..
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World Court to rule on emergency measures in Myanmar genocide case on January 23 - Gambia

The International Court of Justice, the United Nations' highest court, will issue a decision on a request for emergency measures in a genocide case against Myanmar on Jan. 23, the Gambian Ministry of..
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U.S. imposes sanctions on two North Korean entities over labor export

The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on two North Korean entities it accused of facilitating the export of workers from North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions.
Reuters - Published

Lebanon regains vote at United Nations after making payment

Lebanon has regained its full voting rights at the United Nations after paying part of what it owes the world body, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

U.N. says reports of violence against Iran protesters 'worrying'

Accusations of lethal force against protesters in Iran should be fully investigated, a spokesman for United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, saying reports of violence against..
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EU welcomes Libya ceasefire, says U.N. must lead reconciliation

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed on Monday a ceasefire in Libya initiated by Turkey and Russia, but cautioned that the United Nations must lead the process of rebuilding the..
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Lebanon 'regrets' U.N. voting rights suspension over membership arrears

Lebanon's foreign ministry said on Saturday that it "regretted" the revoking of the country's voting rights at the U.N. General Assembly after falling behind on membership dues, saying the state's..
Reuters - Published

U.N. renews Syria cross-border aid operation but halves crossings, length of time

The U.N. Security Council on Friday renewed a six-year-long cross-border operation delivering aid to millions of Syrian civilians but the number of crossings and length of authorization were halved to..
Reuters - Published

EU did not discuss process leading to U.N. sanctions on Iran: Borrell

European Union foreign ministers did not consider on Friday triggering a dispute resolution process under the nuclear 2015 deal that could lead to renewed United Nations sanctions on Tehran, the EU's..
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Congo ethnic killings may amount to crimes against humanity: U.N.

Killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a rival group may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly even..
Reuters - Published

Spain's PM names UN's Arancha Gonzalez as foreign minister

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will appoint Arancha Gonzalez, assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the country's foreign minister, the government said on Friday.
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Syria cross-border aid to end Friday if U.N. Security Council fails to break deadlock

A six-year-long United Nations operation delivering aid across the Syrian border to millions of civilians will expire at midnight on Friday if a deadlocked U.N. Security Council cannot reach a..
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South African military plane crash lands in Congo, no sign of major damage

A South African military plane crash-landed on Thursday at the Goma airport in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a U.N. spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Twenty wounded in northern Mali rocket attack on U.N. base

Twenty people were wounded on Thursday in northern Mali's restive Kidal region, including 18 U.N. peacekeepers, in a rocket attack on a military base for U.N., French and Malian forces, a U.N...
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Iran's U.N. envoy dismisses any cooperation with Trump amid sanctions: IRNA

Iran's ambassador to the United Nations dismissed as "unbelievable" what he said was President Donald Trump's call for cooperation given Washington was imposing sanctions on Tehran, Iran's state news..
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