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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre 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, with its other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.

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U.N labels Syrian, Russian airstrikes war crimes [Video]

U.N labels Syrian, Russian airstrikes war crimes

Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes amounting to war crimes on schools, hospitals and markets in Idlib province, U.N. investigators said on Tuesday (July 7) in a report..

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'Closely monitoring the developments in Hong Kong': India's Ambassador to UN in Geneva [Video]

'Closely monitoring the developments in Hong Kong': India's Ambassador to UN in Geneva

India's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Rajiv Kumar Chander has commented on the ongoing developments in Hong Kong and stated that they are closely monitoring..

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Iran's Zarif says ending arms ban 'inseparable' from nuclear deal [Video]

Iran's Zarif says ending arms ban 'inseparable' from nuclear deal

As the US tries to rally support to extend UN arms embargo on Iran it faces scepticism from UNSC members.

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Britain to talk to partners in UN over China law move [Video]

Britain to talk to partners in UN over China law move

British foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday Britain would raise China's adoption of national security legislation for Hong Kong with "likeminded partners" in the United Nations human rights..

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Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution [Video]

Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution

Commanders working for General Haftar are being investigated for possible war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

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UN slammed for taking Saudi coalition off child rights blacklist [Video]

UN slammed for taking Saudi coalition off child rights blacklist

HRW denounced Guterres for ignoring the UN's own evidence of continued grave violations against children in Yemen.

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United Nations orders probe into human rights abuses in Libya [Video]

United Nations orders probe into human rights abuses in Libya

Announcement comes after mass graves were discovered in the city of Tarhuna following retreat by eastern-based forces.

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Syria's war: Activists call for release of political prisoners [Video]

Syria's war: Activists call for release of political prisoners

UN investigators say tens of thousands of people have disappeared and they may be dead.

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UN Syria envoy warns of nationwide economic crisis [Video]

UN Syria envoy warns of nationwide economic crisis

The UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen says the economic situation for the war-torn country is extremely grave.

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Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks [Video]

Egypt calls on UN to intervene after impasse in Nile dam talks

Egypt appeals for UN Security Council help on Ethiopia's Nile dam after latest round of talks ended without a deal.

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Silent protest held outside UN highlighting the plight of Christian persecution in Pakistan [Video]

Silent protest held outside UN highlighting the plight of Christian persecution in Pakistan

A silent demonstration was held infront of the United Nations Office in Geneva alongside Broken Chair to raise a voice in solidarity to eradicate the malicious blasphemy law and forced conversions in..

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Refugee numbers have doubled in last decade - U.N. [Video]

Refugee numbers have doubled in last decade - U.N.

Nearly 80 million people, half of them children, were displaced from their homes at the end of 2019, according to a new report by the United Nations refugee agency, released to coincide with World..

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U.N. Humiliates Trudeau [Video]

U.N. Humiliates Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s bid to get Canada back on the United Nations Security Council was dashed Wednesday. Trudeau was humiliated. The UN dealt a decisive and embarrassing loss to him and..

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U.S. hits Syria with toughest sanctions yet [Video]

U.S. hits Syria with toughest sanctions yet

The United States imposed its toughest sanctions yet on Syria on Wednesday, aiming to choke off revenue for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government in an effort to force the country back to..

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Combating terrorism going to be priority for us in Security Council: India's Envoy to UN [Video]

Combating terrorism going to be priority for us in Security Council: India's Envoy to UN

The India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador TS Tirumurti informed on June 18 that the United Nations member States elected India for non-permanent seat in the Security..

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India secures UNSC seat, sails through with 184 out of 192 valid votes polled [Video]

India secures UNSC seat, sails through with 184 out of 192 valid votes polled

India on June 17 secured a comfortable victory in the United Nations Security Council elections to join the powerful 15-nation body as a non-permanent member for the 2021-22 term. With 184 votes out of..

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Brother of George Floyd urges U.N. probe into U.S. racism, violence [Video]

Brother of George Floyd urges U.N. probe into U.S. racism, violence

The brother of the late George Floyd, a black man whose death under the knee of a white officer roused world protests against racial injustice, urged the United Nations on Wednesday to investigate U.S...

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'You have the power to help us' -George Floyd's brother to the U.N. [Video]

'You have the power to help us' -George Floyd's brother to the U.N.

The brother of the late George Floyd, Philonise Floyd, called on the top United Nations human rights body on Wednesday to investigate police brutality and racial discrimination in the United States.

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