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Nine countries join UN-supported network to halve maternal, newborn deaths in clinics

A mother and her newborn baby at the Maternal and Child Health Training Institute for medically needy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. UN Photo/Kibae Park

A health network is being created, with support of United Nations agencies, in nine countries – Bangladesh, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda – whose Governments have pledged to halve maternal and newborn deaths in health facilities by 2022. The new Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and […]

Ukraine; UN warns of civilian casualties in ‘face to face’ fighting in country’s east


Intensified fighting between Government and non-Government forces near densely populated areas in eastern Ukraine is endangering civilians, the senior United Nations humanitarian representative in the country told reporters in Geneva today. “The situation in eastern Ukraine is actually quite serious, you will be aware that between 21 January and 3 February the fighting intensity increased,” […]

In Dubai, UN chief addresses deficit of trust between governments, citizens and institutions

Secretary-General António Guterres addresses the World Government Summit in Dubai. Photo: World Government Summit

The world faces a “terrible lack of trust,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said today addressing the World Government Summit in the Emirati city of Dubai, and called for reconciliation between people, their governments and global multilateral institutions. “Improving governance, and improving confidence between governments and people, is essential and it is a condition to […]

UN chief Guterres ‘strongly condemns’ DPR Korea’s ballistic missile launch

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Manuel Elias (file)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today voiced strong opposition to the latest ballistic missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, calling on Pyongyang to fully comply with its international obligations to denuclearize. “The Secretary-General strongly condemns the launch of another ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 12 February,” […]

UN chief Guterres engages in ‘constructive’ discussions on Yemen, Libya with Saudi Foreign Minister


Visiting Saudi Arabia, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said that he and the Arab country’s foreign minister had “very important and very constructive discussions” on the possible future political solutions for Yemen and Libya. “To have comprehensive political solutions, bringing people together, is essential from Libya to Yemen, to Syria, to Iraq,” Mr. Guterres told […]

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