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UN extended remote work until end of July

The staff of the UN Headquarters in New York will continue working remotely by the end of July, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in the letter send to diplomatic missions under the Organization. A copy of the letter is available with …

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UNESCO: we must help museums cope with pandemic crisis  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said, revealing that nearly 90% of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13% are under …

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May 14, 1948 — Miracle or Catastrophe?

On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Shortly thereafter, five Arab states invaded to join Palestinian fighters in a campaign to destroy the new Jewish state. Let’s put aside the real and imagined flaws of Israel today, and …

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UN supports lifting anti-Russia sanctions

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres supported the appeal of the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky to politicians in the EU, the U.S. and parliamentary organizations about …

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UNWTO predicts 60-80 pct fall in int'l tourism

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) predicted Thursday that international tourist arrivals could fall between 60 to 80 percent in 2020 due to COVID-19, Xinhua reports. The Madrid-based organization highlighted in a …

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ILO urges to make worker returns safe as lockdowns ease

As some countries begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, governments and employers must prepare workplaces and ensure people can return safely to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19, the UN said. In a new study, the International …

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