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UN welcomes negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Iran

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the negotiations between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Iran and said he was ready to help at any time, according to a press conference held by the spokesperson for the …

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U.S. working to achieve CTBT entry in force

The United States is working to achieve the Comprehensive Nuclear‑Test‑Ban Treaty's entry into force,  Acting Alternate Representative for Special Political Affairs U.S. Mission to the United Nations Jeffrey …

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U.N. says basic services in Afghanistan collapsing

Afghanistan is facing the collapse of basic services and food and other aid is about to run out, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Tuesday. OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke told a U.N. briefing in …

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UN comments on situation in Panjshir Valley

Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric urged the parties in Panjshir Valley to avoid targeting civilians. "Any continued fighting is of great concern to us, making a humanitarian situation that's …

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UNSC passes resolution on Afghanistan, Russia abstains

The United Nations Security Council on Monday passed a resolution on Afghanistan calling on the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) to ensure unimpeded evacuation of Afghans and foreign nationals. The resolution was supported by 13 Security …

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UN Security Council to discuss Afghanistan today

The United Nations Security Council will meet at 3 p.m. ET Monday on Afghanistan, according to the public schedule. The council is likely to be briefed by a UN official on the latest. This comes after France, the United …

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UN food chief: Afghanistan 'marching towards starvation'

Millions of Afghans could soon face starvation due to a combination of conflict, drought and the coronavirus pandemic, executive director of the World Food Programme David Beasley said on Tuesday, calling on political leaders to act fast. …

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Guterres to participate in G7 summit on Afghanistan today

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will urge the international community to unity for the sake of the people of Afghanistan during the G7 summit on Afghanistan on Tuesday, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said at a …

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