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UN ready to discuss ‘possible forms of support’ to further inter-Korean peace efforts

  Secretary-General António Guterres has said that the United Nations stands ready to discuss “possible forms of support” to further inter-Korean talks over denuclearizing the Peninsula, and working towards a lasting peace. That call for support includes UN assistance in verifying the imminent closure of a nuclear test site in the north, and transforming the buffer […]

Women journalists in Afghanistan defiant in the face of violence

  The dangers of working as a journalist in Afghanistan have been dramatically underlined by an attack in the capital Kabul on Monday in which nine Afghan photographers and reporters were killed. They had gone to report on a suicide attack, and were targeted by a second suicide bomber when they arrived on the scene. […]

Nations begin drafting ‘operating manual’ for climate action at UN conference in Bonn

The latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations began on Monday in Bonn, Germany, to further develop the “operating manual” for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to keep temperature rises this century, well below 2 degrees Celsius. “We are witnessing the severe impacts of climate change throughout the world”, said the Executive Secretary […]

UN encourages Korean leaders to act swiftly on agreements at ‘historic’ summit

  Following Friday’s summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea, Secretary-General António Guterres and other top officials expressed hope that the two countries would swiftly implement all agreed actions, including ridding the Peninsula of nuclear weapons. “The Secretary-General applauds today’s truly historic summit,” said Mr. Guterres’ […]