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UN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment in the Central African Republic (CAR) of a government in line with an early February peace deal struck with more than a dozen armed groups active in the country. In a statement issued Saturday evening by a UN spokesperson, Mr. Guterres commended the leadership of the African Union, particularly in […]

It’s ‘time to #EndTB’, says UN on World Tuberculosis Day

  Tuberculosis, or TB, is not only the world’s top infectious killer, it is also the leading cause of deaths among people with HIV and a major cause of antimicrobial resistance-related deaths, the United Nations health agency said on Sunday, World Tuberculosis Day. TB remains the world’s deadliest infectious killer, claiming nearly 4,500 lives each year […]

Venezuela: ‘A worrying destabilizing factor in the region’, Bachelet tells Human Rights Council

   Expressing deep concern at the “magnitude and gravity of the human rights impact” of Venezuela’s current crisis, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) said on Wednesday that the country had become “a worrying destabilizing factor in the region.” Amid a protracted crisis from a faltering economy, political instability and violent anti-Government demonstrations, a […]

‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead

  The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wounded, some critically. “I’m saddened and strongly condemn the shooting of innocent people as they prayed […]