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UN Tuberculosis summit ‘historic opportunity’ to put response ‘back on track’: new WHO report (Di, 18 Sep 2018)
Countries are not doing enough to end tuberculosis – the world’s deadliest infectious disease – by 2030, warned the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, at the release of the latest Global Tuberculosis Report.
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Kenya makes progress in supporting people with albinism, but ‘much remains to be done’ says UN expert (Di, 18 Sep 2018)
Despite improvements for persons with Albinism in Kenya who have historically suffered attacks and discrimination, a United Nations expert has signaled that “much remains to be done”, especially when it comes to accessing equal treatment under the law.
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UN chief welcomes meeting between leaders of Djibouti and Eritrea (Di, 18 Sep 2018)
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the meeting between the Presidents of Djibouti and Eritrea, held on Monday in Saudi Arabia, as “yet another step in the consolidation of recent peace and security gains in the Horn of Africa region”.
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Somewhere, every five seconds, a child under 15 dies – new UN report (Di, 18 Sep 2018)
Around 6.3 million children under the age of 15, died from mostly preventable causes last year, the equivalent to one child dying every five seconds, according to a new report compiled by a group of United Nations agencies. Newborn babies account for half of the deaths.
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‘Time for important decisions,’ head of UN in Afghanistan tells Security Council (Mo, 17 Sep 2018)
With parliamentary elections one month away and a major ministerial conference planned for November in Geneva, the United Nation’s Special Representative for Afghanistan briefed the Security Council on Monday, noting that “preparations are on track” but that many challenges lie ahead, including increased security concerns.  
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In a complex world, ‘we need to take the right road’: outgoing General Assembly President (Mo, 17 Sep 2018)
The outgoing UN General Assembly President, Miroslav Lajčák, called on the global community on Monday to remain steadfast in support of multilateralism, reiterating that it is the only way to address the complex and growing challenges facing the world.
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UN chief concerned over havoc of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines (Mo, 17 Sep 2018)
Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday that he was saddened by the “loss of life and extensive destruction” caused by Typhoon Mangkhut across the Philippines.
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Signs that North Korea is ‘maintaining nuclear weapons programme’ – UN political affairs chief (Mo, 17 Sep 2018)
There are signs that North Korea (formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK), is “still maintaining and developing its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes”, Rosemary di Carlo, United Nations political affairs chief, told the Security Council on Monday.
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Sustainable farming, ‘key’ to world free of hunger, malnutrition, says UN agriculture chief (Mo, 17 Sep 2018)
There will be “no sustainable future without eradicating poverty and hunger,” the United Nations agriculture agency chief spelled out on Monday, launching the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) latest flagship publication, on the world’s Agricultural Commodity Markets.
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Top UN official in Nigeria condemns killing of abducted aid worker; calls for immediate release of two others (Mo, 17 Sep 2018)
The UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon, condemned on Monday the killing of an aid worker who had been held captive by a non-state armed group in north-east Nigeria since  March.
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