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    UN chief proposes international trust fund to support Afghanistan as US meets with Taliban

    Afghanistan will soon get its own trust fund if the United Nations chief’s plan to alleviate a crushing economic crisis comes to pass. “The World Bank can create a trust…

    UN chief: Window to avert devasting climate impacts ‘rapidly closing’

    Drawing attention to the “deeply alarming” report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last month, Secretary-General António Guterresspelled out that “much bolder climate action is needed” to maintain…

    On International Day, UN chief calls for action to end enforced disappearances

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged countries to fulfil their obligations to prevent and prosecute cases of enforced disappearance, a “cowardly practice” which the COVID-19 pandemic has made even more…

    UN deputy chief praises resilience of Haiti’s people, says ‘incredible’ relief effort underway

    On a two-day mission to Haiti, the UN deputy chief said on Friday that relief teams are “working day and night”, and that she was struck by the resilience of…

    UN chief criticizes Central African Republic forces’ actions

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized the Central African Republic’s security and allied forces in a new report for an “unprecedented increase in hostile threats and incidents”…

    WHO chief hails ‘monumental moment’ in COVID fight, as US throws support behind vaccine patent waiver

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday said the commitment announced by the United States administration to lift vaccine patent protections to help boost global supply, was…