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FAO supplies Iran with desert locust equipment

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) delivers two more consignments of desert locust control equipment and materials to Iran to further enhance national technical capacity to prevent and decrease the damages caused by …

U.S. notifies UN of withdrawing from WHO

The United States has notified the United Nations about its withdrawal from the World Health Organization (WHO) from July 6, 2021, spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric said. "On 6 July 2020, the United …

UN: COVID-19 reversing decades of progress on poverty

The COVID-19 pandemic is reversing decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said in an annual report. According to the Sustainable Development Goals Report 2020, an …

U.N. Security Council backs call for coronavirus truce

The U.N. Security Council finally backed U.N. chief Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for a global truce amid the coronavirus pandemic, adopting a resolution after months of talks to win a compromise between the United States and China. …

Arms embargo to be extended on Iran?

Washington has shared a draft resolution with members of the United Nations Security Council that would extend an arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, according to diplomats. With the ban on arms transactions with Iran set to expire …

Putin: nuclear-weapon states must trust each other

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the nuclear-weapon states must trust each other for the sake of enhancing the security on the planet. "Drawing on a shared historical memory, we can trust each other and must do …