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U.N. chief pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance

03 Dec 2020

UNITED NATIONS United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday decried countries - without naming any - who rejected facts about the coronavirus pandemic and ignored guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).

U.N. chief pans countries who ignored COVID-19 facts, WHO guidance

03 Dec 2020

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 3 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday decried countries - without naming names - who rejected the facts about the coronavirus pandemic and ignored guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO).

U.S. says U.N. COVID-19 meeting is stage for Chinese 'propaganda'

02 Dec 2020

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The United States on Wednesday claimed a United Nations meeting of world leaders on the COVID-19 pandemic was being designed to allow Beijing to spread "propaganda," stoking months of bickering at the world body between the superpowers.

U.N. chief says U.S. leadership key to fight climate emergency

02 Dec 2020

NEW YORK United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Wednesday that humanity is waging a suicidal war on nature and that there is no way to address the climate emergency without global leadership from the United States.

Amid fight to curb coronavirus, U.N. urges designation of seafarers as key workers

02 Dec 2020

NEW YORK The 193-member U.N. General Assembly urged all countries to designate seafarers and other marine personnel as key workers on Tuesday after travel restrictions to combat the spread of COVID-19 have left hundreds of thousands stranded at sea for months.

COVID-19 drives 40% spike in number of people needing humanitarian aid, U.N. says

01 Dec 2020

NEW YORK The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a 40% increase in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance around the globe, the United Nations said on Tuesday, as it appealed for roughly $35 billion to help many of those expected to be in need next year.

U.N. mulls U.S. proposal to streamline, lengthen North Korea aid exemptions

25 Nov 2020

NEW YORK A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee is considering a U.S. proposal to streamline and lengthen exemptions from U.N. sanctions on North Korea for humanitarian aid groups working in the isolated Asian state.

U.S. blacklists Libyan militia, leader after Russia stops U.N. sanctions

25 Nov 2020

NEW YORK The United States unilaterally blacklisted Libya's Kaniyat militia and its leader on Wednesday after Russia last week prevented a U.N. Security Council committee from imposing sanctions over human rights abuses by the group.

Pakistan gives U.N. a dossier on India after India submits one on Pakistan

25 Nov 2020

NEW YORK Pakistan gave U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier on Tuesday accusing India of stoking terrorism in Pakistan, a day after India provided a dossier to some U.N. Security Council members accusing militants from Pakistan of attempting an attack in the disputed Indian territory Kashmir.

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