Development
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‘Done right,’ expanded partnerships can deliver more sustainable results – deputy UN chief

New York: Cooperation over development is critical in delivering the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN deputy chief said on Monday, calling for strengthened &ldquo ...

Judges urge Security Council to serve interests of all UN Member States

New York: The Security Council should act on behalf of the entire United Nations membership rather than prioritizing their own national interests, or those of close allies, international ...

UN chief condemns attack against ‘blue helmets’ in Central African Republic

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, on Thursday condemned an attack against UN peacekeeping troops in southeastern Central African Republic (CAR) that clai ...

Europe should make voice ‘more heard’ in today’s ‘dangerous world,’ says UN chief

New York: In an increasingly dangerous world, the European Union (EU) need to make its voice “more and more heard” as a “central pillar” of multilateralism, said t ...

New EU focus on Kosovo provides Pristina and Belgrade with historic opportunity – UN official

New York, May 15: Efforts to calm tensions between Belgrade and Pristina that came to a head with the arrest, “theatrical” parade and expulsion of a lead negotiator from Kosov ...

‘Problems can be solved’ by cooperation says UN chief, welcoming North Korean pledge to close nuclear test site

New York, May 15: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the commitment by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to dismantle its nuclear test sit ...

‘Durable solutions’ needed for durable peace in Darfur, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, May 11 (JEN): The overall security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region “remains calm”, despite continuing low-level skirmishes, a top United Nations envoy said ...

UN rights expert welcomes return of detainees from DPRK, urges release of others

New York, May 11 (JEN): The release of three United States nationals by North Korea is “another important building block” towards peace, said a United Nations human rights exp ...

UN chief applauds Malaysians for ‘strong commitment’ to democracy

New York, May 11 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated the people of Malaysia on Thursday, following the peaceful holding of national and provincial elect ...