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Kosovo: Show solidarity in face of COVID, UN Mission chief urges2020-10-21
The top UN official in Kosovo, briefing the Security Council on Wednesday, called for solidarity as its new Government grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic and a host of other challenges.
COVID-19 rise in Europe a great concern, says WHO regional chief2020-10-15
COVID-19 is now the fifth leading cause of death in Europe, where nearly 700,000 cases were reported this week: the highest weekly incidence since the pandemic began in March, the regional head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) told journalists on Thursday.
UN chief welcomes Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire2020-10-10
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed agreement on a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone following talks held in Russia on Friday.
Nagorno-Karabakh: UN rights chief calls for urgent ceasefire as hostilities mount2020-10-09
Amid escalating hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights appealed on Friday for an urgent ceasefire and for greater protection to be given to those caught up in the violence.
Belarus: ‘There is no sustainable development without human rights’ - a UN Resident Coordinator blog2020-10-07
Belarus has been rocked by mass demonstrations, and violent state crackdowns, since the disputed August presidential election that saw Alexander Lukashenko returned to power. In this blog, Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki, the UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus, explains what the unrest means for the Organization.
UN chief condemns continuing escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh2020-10-06
The United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the continuing escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, reminding all sides of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.
Mediterranean Sea: ‘Cycle of violence’ for fleeing migrants must be addressed2020-10-02
The UN human rights office OHCHR, called on Friday for urgent action to address the “unimaginable horrors” faced by migrants attempting to cross the central Mediterranean Sea in search of safety in Europe.
Moria fires aftermath: More than 1,000 asylum seekers relocated from Greece this year2020-09-30
Nearly 140 asylum seekers were relocated from Greece to Germany on Wednesday through a European Commission-funded initiative that has relocated more than 1,000 people so far this year alone, three UN agencies have reported.
Pandemic shows international cooperation ‘delivers results’, says German Foreign Minister2020-09-29
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how international cooperation “delivers results” in efforts to resolve conflict, though there is still a long way to go, Germany’s Foreign Minister told the UN General Assembly in a pre-recorded speech broadcast on Tuesday.
Fresh Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes over Nagorno-Karabakh, as UN chief urges an end to fighting2020-09-27
The UN chief is “extremely concerned” over renewed hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone that erupted on Sunday.