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United Nations: Intergovernmental organization
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City; other main offices are in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.

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Libyan premier denounces Haftar as 'war criminal' at U.N.

Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj on Monday denounced the shelling of civilian areas and airports in his country, labeling renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar a "war criminal" in a speech to..
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Belgian carnival defies calls to cancel parade with Jewish caricatures

A satirical Belgian carnival parade decried by Israel's foreign minister as "hateful" went ahead on Sunday despite being withdrawn from the United Nation's list of recognized cultural events over..
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UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates [Video]UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates

Turkey's president to phone Russian counterpart as fighting in Syria threatens nearly one million trapped civilians.

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'Nowhere is safe': UN warns of urgent danger of Syria escalation [Video]'Nowhere is safe': UN warns of urgent danger of Syria escalation

'Unfolding humanitarian catastrophe' in Idlib as fighting approaches areas packed with civilians fleeing gov't push.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:37Published

UN envoy warns military escalation puts Yemen peace moves at risk [Video]UN envoy warns military escalation puts Yemen peace moves at risk

UN Special envoy to Yemen says latest violence could spread, reverse gains after lull in fighting over past year.

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New device captures cows' methane-filled burps [Video]New device captures cows' methane-filled burps

An England-based company is aiming to reduce the cattle industry's impact on the environment through a new device that turns each methane-filled cow burp into carbon dioxide and water. Yahaira Jacquez..

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'Cruel beyond belief': UN demands escape route for civilians in northwest Syria [Video]'Cruel beyond belief': UN demands escape route for civilians in northwest Syria

'Cruel beyond belief': UN demands escape route for civilians in northwest Syria

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UN calls for Syrian government to open humanitarian corridors [Video]UN calls for Syrian government to open humanitarian corridors

The United Nations human rights chief is calling on the Syrian government and its allies to open humanitarian corridors for civilians to leave areas of fighting.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:33Published

Extinction Rebellion targets 'dirty' shipping fuel in dead polar bear protest [Video]Extinction Rebellion targets 'dirty' shipping fuel in dead polar bear protest

Environmental campaigners have staged a protest outside the International Maritime Organisation's headquarters in London, calling on the UN's international shipping regulator to introduce stricter..

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These Three Cities Are The Fastest Growing In The World [Video]These Three Cities Are The Fastest Growing In The World

Business Insider reports the world's projected fastest-growing cities based on UN population estimates are all on one continent. The world population is expected to grow to 8.6 billion in 2030, and..

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Powers renew pledge to uphold Libya arms embargo [Video]Powers renew pledge to uphold Libya arms embargo

Germany, UN host ministers and top officials in bid to cut off external military support to Libya's warring sides.

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A new catastrophe looms in Syria's dead of winter [Video]A new catastrophe looms in Syria's dead of winter

The World Food Programme says more than 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled their homes during a Russian-backed Syrian military campaign to clear the opposition in northwest Syria..

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UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank [Video]UN lists more than 100 firms linked to Israeli settlements in West Bank

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Global carbon emissions were flat last year: Report [Video]Global carbon emissions were flat last year: Report

A new report by the International Energy Agency has found that global carbon emissions flattened in 2019, following two years of increased emissions.

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UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank [Video]UN lists firms linked to illegal Israeli settlements in West Bank

Airbnb, Expedia, TripAdvisor, tech giant Motorola and consumer food maker General Mills among the companies.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Airbnb on UN list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements [Video]Airbnb on UN list of companies tied to illegal Israeli settlements

In a statement, the UN said it had identified 112 business entities with reasonable grounds to conclude they have ties with Israeli settlements.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:55Published

Fighting in northwestern Syria 'has deplaced 700,000 since December' [Video]Fighting in northwestern Syria 'has deplaced 700,000 since December'

A wave of displacement that has seen around 700,000 people flee a regime offensive in Syria's Idlib region is the biggest of the nine-year-old conflict, the United Nations said on Tuesday.View on..

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UN: North Korea still developing nuclear, missile programs [Video]UN: North Korea still developing nuclear, missile programs

North Korea has continued development of its nuclear and missile programs, according to a confidential United Nations report seen by Reuters.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:15Published

Antarctic penguin count reveals dramatic decline [Video]Antarctic penguin count reveals dramatic decline

The number of chinstrap penguins in some colonies in Western Antarctica has fallen by as much as 77% since they were last surveyed in the 1970s, say scientists studying the impact of climate change on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:40Published

Somalia & other east African countries threatened by locust plague [Video]Somalia & other east African countries threatened by locust plague

The U.N. has warned that Somalia and the rest of east Africa may soon be facing a severe locust plague.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:02Published

Tunisia fires UN envoy, reportedly over Trump's Middle East plan [Video]Tunisia fires UN envoy, reportedly over Trump's Middle East plan

Diplomatic sources said Moncef Baati went further than President Kais Saied wanted in his criticism of Trump's plan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Syria war: UN warning of 'humanitarian catastrophe' [Video]Syria war: UN warning of 'humanitarian catastrophe'

US, France and the UK call emergency talks to urge Syria to stop air, ground attacks in Idlib as displaced flee.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published

 

U.N. suggests Turkey border crossing to deliver aid to Syria's northeast

The United Nations has suggested that the Tal Abiyad border crossing between Syria and Turkey could be used to deliver aid to civilians in northeast Syria after Russia and China blocked the world body..
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U.N. chief urges halt to fighting in Syria's Idlib

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for an immediate ceasefire in Syria's Idlib region "to end the humanitarian catastrophe and now also to avoid an uncontrollable..
Reuters - Published

Libya ceasefire talks going in 'right direction', U.N. envoy says

Ceasefire talks between Libya's warring sides are going in the "right direction" while hitting hurdles over violations of an arms embargo and a truce declared last month, the United Nations envoy for..
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U.N. says it fears 'bloodbath' in northwest Syria fighting

The United Nations warned on Friday that fighting in northwest Syria could "end in a bloodbath" and called again for a ceasefire, while Moscow denied reports of a mass flight of civilians from a..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says Libya ceasefire talks back on track in Geneva

The United Nations said on Friday ceasefire talks were back on track between the forces fighting over Libya's capital, days after the internationally recognized government pulled out of the..
Reuters - Published

Libya government, Haftar's forces dim hopes of salvaging U.N. ceasefire talks

Libya's internationally recognised leader on Wednesday dashed hopes of quickly reviving U.N. ceasefire negotiations after his side withdrew, saying talk of them resuming had been overtaken by events as..
Reuters - Published

North Korea quarantines in place for coronavirus: envoy

North Korea has imposed a strict quarantine around foreigners or returning nationals who display fever on entering the country, but has found no cases of coronavirus yet, its envoy to the United..
Reuters - Published

U.N. tries to salvage Libya talks after government announces pullout

The United Nations sought to salvage talks over a ceasefire for Libya on Wednesday, after the government based in Tripoli announced overnight that it was pulling out after a single day, to protest..
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Tripoli government suspends Libya talks after Haftar attacks Tripoli port

Libya's internationally recognized government on Tuesday halted talks hosted by the United Nations to halt war over the capital after eastern forces shelled Tripoli's port, almost hitting a highly..
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Libya's internationally recognized government suspends ceasefire talks in Geneva

Libya's internationally recognized government suspended ceasefire talks hosted by the United Nations in Geneva after an attack on Tripoli port on Tuesday, the presidential council of the government..
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Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, Turkey demands pull-back

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and refugee camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault against the last rebel stronghold,..
Reuters - Published

Air strikes hit hospitals, camps in northwest Syria, relief effort overwhelmed: U.N.

Government air strikes have hit hospitals and displaced persons camps in northwest Syria and killed about 300 civilians as President Bashar al-Assad's forces press an assault against the last rebel..
Reuters - Published

U.N. has received conditions from eastern tribesmen for lifting oil blockade

The United Nations has received conditions from tribesmen allied to eastern forces to lift a blockade of eastern oil export ports, its Libya envoy said on Tuesday.
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U.N. rights boss denounces attacks, deaths in northwest Syria bombings

Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in attacks this year in northwest Syria, 93% of them caused by strikes by the Syrian government and its ally Russia, the top United Nations human rights official..
Reuters - Published

U.N. envoy condemns use of birdshot against Iraqi protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged the government to ensure those demonstrating are..
Reuters - Published

Nearly 875,000 people displaced by Russian-backed Syrian offensive: U.N.

Nearly 875,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive against the rebel-held northwest since early December, including over 40,000 in the last four..
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Armed men in military fatigues kill 22 in Cameroon village

Gunmen in military fatigues and masks have killed 22 people in a village at the heart of a separatist insurgency in western Cameroon, shooting women and children and burning others in their homes, the..
Reuters - Published

Burundi opposition picks presidential contender as U.N. warns of rights abuses

Burundi's opposition CNL on Sunday picked the current chairman of the National Assembly as its candidate in the presidential election in May which the United Nations says is likely to be marred by..
Reuters - Published

U.N. says Libya arms embargo a 'joke', demands accountability

An arms embargo aimed at curbing fighting in Libya has become meaningless because of violations and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday.
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Libya arms embargo is a 'joke', says U.N. official

Violations of an arms embargo in Libya have become a joke and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account, a senior U.N. official said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Over 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, flee Russian-backed offensive: U.N.

More than 800,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled their homes during a Russian-backed Syrian military campaign to clear the opposition in northwest Syria since Dec. 1, a senior U.N...
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U.S. rejects U.N. database of companies in Israeli-controlled territories: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said the U.S. government would not furnish any information for a database of companies operating in Israeli-controlled territories that the United..
Reuters - Published

Ethiopia passes law imposing jail terms for internet posts that stir unrest

Ethiopia’s parliament passed a law on Thursday imposing jail terms for people whose internet posts stir unrest, a move the government says is needed to prevent violence ahead of elections but which..
Reuters - Published

Haftar's forces in Libya ban U.N. flights to embattled capital

Eastern Libya forces will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli, a spokesman for the group that has been trying to capture the city from the..
Reuters - Published

Haftar's forces ban U.N. from using Tripoli airport

Eastern forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar will not allow the United Nations to use the only functioning airport in the capital Tripoli which they have been trying to take in a campaign, a force spokesman..
Reuters - Published

U.N. report names 112 companies doing business with Israeli settlements

The United Nations' human rights office on Wednesday named 112 companies it said have business ties to Jewish settlements in the West Bank, angering Israel and prompting a Palestinian threat of legal..
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Palestinian PM threatens legal action against firms in U.N. settlements report

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Wednesday threatened to take international legal action against companies named in a United Nations Report on businesses said to have ties to Israeli..
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Netanyahu rejects U.N. report on companies involved with settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday denounced a long-delayed U.N. report listing companies that have business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
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U.N. rights office lists companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements

The United Nations human rights office issued a report on Wednesday on companies it said have business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, drawing ire from Israel but winning praise from..
Reuters - Published

Palestinians hail U.N. report on companies with Israeli settlement ties

The Palestinian foreign minister hailed the release on Wednesday of a U.N. Rights office report on companies with Israeli settlement ties and urged the international community to press the businesses..
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Israel attacks 'shameful' U.N. report on companies active in West Bank settlements

Israel denounced on Wednesday a long-delayed U.N. report listing companies with business ties to Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank.
Reuters - Published

Haftar forces block U.N. flights in and out of Libya: U.N. mission

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have blocked flights carrying United Nations staff to and from Libya, hampering humanitarian and mediation efforts, the U.N. mission said on Wednesday.
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United Nations says Haftar's forces have not granted landing permits for its flights

The United Nations said eastern Libyan forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar have refused to grant landing permits for flights bringing U.N. staff to and from Libya, a statement said on Wednesday.
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Trump to nominate envoy for North Korea to United Nations job

U.S. President Donald Trump plans to nominate the State Department's deputy special representative for North Korea to a post at the United Nations, the White House said on Tuesday.
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Austria blocking EU Libya sea patrols over migrants, diplomats say

Italy is prepared to consider a resumption of maritime patrols in the Mediterranean, a senior official said, but diplomats said Austria is sticking to its objections, in a blow to European efforts to..
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Palestinians' Abbas, at U.N., says U.S. offers Palestinians 'Swiss cheese' state

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, appearing before the United Nations Security Council, angrily rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East peace proposal on Tuesday as a gift to Israel and..
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Syria displacement is worst since conflict began: U.N.

More people have fled fighting in Syria over the past 10 weeks than at any other time in the 9-year-old conflict and the city of Idlib, where many are sheltering, could become a graveyard if..
Reuters - Published

Exclusive: North Korea enhanced nuclear, missile programs in 2019 in breach of sanctions - U.N. report

North Korea continued to enhance its nuclear and ballistic missile programs last year in breach of United Nations sanctions, according to a confidential U.N. report seen by Reuters on Monday.
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Nearly 700,000 Syrians displaced by government offensive since early December: U.N.

Nearly 700,000 civilians have been displaced by a renewed Russian-backed Syrian government offensive against the rebel-held northwest since early December, including nearly 100,000 in the last week..
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U.N. to host new Libya ceasefire talks after no deal in first round

Libya's warring parties will continue talks this month to try to reach a lasting ceasefire in a war for control of the capital Tripoli, the United Nations said on Saturday, after a first round in..
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Spain's poor suffer as economy recovers from crisis: U.N. poverty expert

Spain is depriving its poor of basic rights, even as its businesses recover from the economic crisis, a U.N. poverty expert said on Friday.
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Fighters step up attacks in Mozambique gas region, beheadings reported: U.N.

People are fleeing a surge of attacks in northern Mozambique where witnesses have described beheadings, mass kidnappings and villages burned to the ground, the United Nations said on Friday.
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Canada's Trudeau seeks to rescue faltering U.N. bid on Africa trip

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau leaves for Africa on Thursday to revive what diplomats say is a faltering bid for a rotating seat on the United Nations Security Council.
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Eastern Libyan tribesmen to submit conditions to reopen blocked oil terminals: U.N.

The United Nations expects eastern Libyan tribal leaders to submit by Thursday their list of conditions to reopen blocked oil terminals, UN envoy Ghassan Salame said.
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U.N. watchdog sees no new Iranian violations of nuclear deal

Iran has not taken further steps to violate its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers since it renounced last month all restraints imposed by the agreement, the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency..
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Former British PM Cameron turns down climate summit job

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron rejected an offer from the government to lead a major United Nations climate summit taking place in November.
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