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Michelle Nichols

U.N. members owe $2 billion in debt to peacekeeping, U.S. owes a third

17 Jan 2019

UNITED NATIONS U.N. member states owe nearly $2 billion (1.54 billion pounds) in peacekeeping funds, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has warned, with the United States responsible for more than a third of that.

U.N. Security Council approves up to 75 Yemen truce monitors

16 Jan 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council unanimously approved on Wednesday the deployment of up to 75 observers to Yemen's port city of Hodeidah for six months to monitor a ceasefire and redeployment of forces by the warring parties.

U.N. to approve Yemen truce monitors on Wednesday - diplomats

15 Jan 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Wednesday to approve the deployment of up to 75 observers to Yemen's port city of Hodeidah for six months to monitor a ceasefire and redeployment of forces by the warring parties, diplomats said.

U.N. chief wants to deploy up to 75 truce monitors to Yemen

08 Jan 2019

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the Security Council to approve the deployment of up to 75 observers to Yemen's port city of Hodeidah for six months to monitor a ceasefire and redeployment of forces by the warring parties.

Guatemala to shut down U.N. anti-corruption body early

08 Jan 2019

UNITED NATIONS Guatemala notified the United Nations it was terminating a U.N.-backed anti-graft commission on Tuesday, months ahead of schedule, accusing the body of abuses of power, and prompting a swift rebuke from the U.N. secretary-general.

U.N. chief regrets Somalia envoy expulsion, will send replacement

04 Jan 2019

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will appoint a new envoy to Somalia, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday, after failing to convince the country to retract its decision to expel the current representative over accusations of interference.

Kicked out of Somalia, U.N. envoy publicly raises poll concerns

03 Jan 2019

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations envoy to Somalia warned on Thursday that the arrest of a former militant leader could deter others from choosing politics over violence, speaking publicly about the incident despite being kicked out of the country just days earlier for privately expressing his concerns to the government.

Advance U.N. truce monitors arrive in Yemen's Hodeidah

23 Dec 2018

UNITED NATIONS A U.N. advance team arrived in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah on Sunday to start monitoring a ceasefire and withdrawal of forces agreed by the Iranian-aligned Houthi group and Saudi-backed government forces, the United Nations said.

After U.S., British tussle, U.N. approves Yemen truce monitors

21 Dec 2018

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Friday unanimously approved the deployment of a U.N. advance team to monitor a ceasefire in Yemen's Hodeidah region after days of wrangling that pitted the United States against ally Britain.

U.N. to vote Friday to approve advance monitors for Yemen truce

21 Dec 2018

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council is due to vote on Friday to endorse a ceasefire agreed by the warring parties in Yemen's Hodeidah region and authorize an advance U.N. team to begin monitoring the deal, diplomats said.

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