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COVID-19 showed us the importance of access to quality healthcare without financial risks: UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres
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COVID-19 showed us the importance of access to quality healthcare without financial risks: UN Sec-Gen Antonio Guterres

The failure to adequately respond to the outbreak has claimed more than one million lives and infected over 30 million people in 190 countries.

UN needs 'immediate infusion' of $15 bn to procure, distribute COVID-19 vaccine in 2021
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UN needs 'immediate infusion' of $15 bn to procure, distribute COVID-19 vaccine in 2021

WHO's ACT-Accelerator has received roughly $3 billion of the $38 billion needed to produce, deliver vaccine doses, treatments and diagnostic tests in 2021.

UNGA adopts 'foward-looking' declaration for multilateralism, 'inclusive development' to mark its 75th anniversary
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UNGA adopts 'foward-looking' declaration for multilateralism, 'inclusive development' to mark its 75th anniversary

The landmark declaration was adopted at the high-level meeting of the 193-member Assembly to commemorate the milestone anniversary of the world body

Narendra Modi's address to mark UN's 75th anniversary will be 'truly significant', says Indian envoy
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Narendra Modi's address to mark UN's 75th anniversary will be 'truly significant', says Indian envoy

The prime minister will deliver the national statement on 26 September through a pre-recorded video statement

UNGA adopts resolution calling for 'international cooperation' against COVID-19; US votes against it
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UNGA adopts resolution calling for 'international cooperation' against COVID-19; US votes against it

The resolution acknowledges the key leadership role of the WHO and the fundamental role of the United Nations system in catalysing the global response to COVID-19

UN chief to renew call on India, other G20 countries, to invest in sustainable transition for post-COVID recovery
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UN chief to renew call on India, other G20 countries, to invest in sustainable transition for post-COVID recovery

Antonio Guterres will deliver 19th Darbari Seth Memorial lecture on 28 August on a broad range of sustainable development and climate-related issues

Mali's president Ibrahim Keita resigns, dissolves Parliament after being arrested in military coup
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Mali's president Ibrahim Keita resigns, dissolves Parliament after being arrested in military coup

The rebellion came amid a growing protest movement in Mali over charges that the president had installed his own candidates in the recent parliamentary election

UN chief calls for global ceasefire to tackle COVID-19, warns pandemic risks new conflicts
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UN chief calls for global ceasefire to tackle COVID-19, warns pandemic risks new conflicts

Antonio Guterres said COVID-19 has raised growing questions about the effectiveness of health systems, social services, trust in institutions and systems of governance

'Inequality starts at top': UN chief pushes for reform of global institutions in speech to world leaders
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'Inequality starts at top': UN chief pushes for reform of global institutions in speech to world leaders

Antonio Guterres pushed for a so-called New Global Deal to ensure power, wealth and opportunity are shared more broadly and fairly.

Donald Trump administration signals formal withdrawal from WHO, effective 6 July, 2021
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Donald Trump administration signals formal withdrawal from WHO, effective 6 July, 2021

The United States played a central role in creating the WHO in 1948, and has since been one of its largest sources of financial support. The biennial budget for the WHO is about $6 billion

Toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162; rescue teams say many feared missing in Hpakant
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Toll in Myanmar jade mine landslide rises to 162; rescue teams say many feared missing in Hpakant

Social activists in Myanmar have complained that the profitability of jade mining has led businesses and government to neglect enforcement of already very weak regulations in the jade mining industry.

In China's eastern Zhejiang province, a database to provide details of domestic violence for those getting married
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In China's eastern Zhejiang province, a database to provide details of domestic violence for those getting married

A survey conducted by the All-China Women’s Federation in 2011 showed that about 1 in 4 women had suffered beatings or verbal abuse or had their freedoms restricted by their partners.

ICJ condemns US sanctions against court staff probing American troops for war crimes in Afghanistan, terms it 'unacceptable interference'
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ICJ condemns US sanctions against court staff probing American troops for war crimes in Afghanistan, terms it 'unacceptable interference'

The International Criminal Court has condemned the Trump administration’s decision to authorize sanctions against court staff, saying it amounted to “an unacceptable attempt to interfere with the rule of law and the Court’s judicial proceedings.

UN Secretary-General urges world leaders to use the Coronavirus pandemic to rebuild the world for the better
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UN Secretary-General urges world leaders to use the Coronavirus pandemic to rebuild the world for the better

He said, “Let us use the pandemic recovery to provide a foundation for a safe, healthy, inclusive and more resilient world for all people."

UN chief Antonio Guterres asks social media firms to step up efforts to counter misinformation about COVID-19
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UN chief Antonio Guterres asks social media firms to step up efforts to counter misinformation about COVID-19

Antonio Guterres urged social media organisations to do more to counter the misinformation and to “root out hate and harmful assertions about COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemic provides clues about how bio-terrorist attack might unfold across the world, says UN chief Antonio Guterres
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COVID-19 pandemic provides clues about how bio-terrorist attack might unfold across the world, says UN chief Antonio Guterres

The pandemic also poses a significant threat to the maintenance of international peace and security, potentially leading to an increase in social unrest and violence that would greatly undermine our ability to fight the disease, Guterres said in his briefing to the UNSC

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls gender inequality 'unacceptable, stupid'; says patriarchy also harms men and boys
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UN chief Antonio Guterres calls gender inequality 'unacceptable, stupid'; says patriarchy also harms men and boys

For the UN chief, gender inequality and discrimination against women and girls remains an overwhelming injustice across the globe.

33 Turkish soldiers killed, 32 wounded in air strike by Syrian govt forces in Idlib region; Ankara warns of full-scale offensive
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33 Turkish soldiers killed, 32 wounded in air strike by Syrian govt forces in Idlib region; Ankara warns of full-scale offensive

Turkey has sent thousands of troops into Syria and Erdogan has warned that Turkey would launch a full-scale offensive to repel Syrian forces

Coronavirus outbreak is a very dangerous situation for the world, but not out of control: UN Chief
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Coronavirus outbreak is a very dangerous situation for the world, but not out of control: UN Chief

Guterres' greatest worry was the spread of the virus to areas that aren't able to deal with it like some African countries.

Kartarpur Corridor is practical example of Pakistan's desire for peace and harmony, says UN chief Antonio Guterres at Lahore
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Kartarpur Corridor is practical example of Pakistan's desire for peace and harmony, says UN chief Antonio Guterres at Lahore

Guterres said the opening of the Kartarpur corridor is a good step and it will promote tolerance and interfaith harmony.