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  1. Security Council urged to step up on financing for AU peace operations

    - UN News

    The UN political affairs chief on Thursday appealed for the Security Council to ensure reliable funding for African Union (AU) efforts towards greater peace and security on the continent.

  2. UN representative alarmed by sexual violence against women and girls in DRC

    - UN News

    UN Special Representative, Pramila Patten, expressed her ‘deep concern’ on Thursday over increasing allegations of sexual violence against women and girls being carried out in camps for the internally displaced (IDPs) around Goma, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

  3. UN peacekeepers ‘a beacon of hope and protection’: Guterres

    - UN News

    The UN’s 87,000-plus peacekeepers worldwide are “a beacon of hope and protection” for vulnerable civilians, in an increasingly dangerous and uncertain world, the UN chief said on Thursday, recognizing that last year, another 102 ‘blue helmets’ fell in the line of duty.

  4. Arrest of top Rwandan genocide fugitive shows ‘justice will be done’

    - UN News

    One of the world’s most wanted genocide fugitives has been arrested after being on the run for more than two decades, the UN tribunal prosecuting war crimes committed in Rwanda announced on Thursday.

  5. How Wagner Group, Mercenaries With a Wider Agenda, Impact Civil Society

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, May 24 (IPS) - The Wagner group, a shadowy mercenary group that has been operating for many years in African countries such as Sudan, Mali, the Central African Republic, and other mainly Francophone countries, has again been thrust into the limelight due to its involvement in the Ukraine war on behalf of Russia.

  6. African free trade area could spur sustainable growth: UN chief

    - UN News

    The robust growth that many African countries experienced before COVID-19 was lost to the pandemic, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, highlighting the need to scale up efforts towards a single trade market on the continent.

  7. UNESCO names 18 new Global Geoparks

    - UN News

    The UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has endorsed the addition of 18 new sites from around the world to its network of outstanding Geoparks, showcasing some of the most beautiful sites of natural beauty around the globe.

  8. Unprecedented joint call to shield children on the move from violence

    - UN News

    The UN’s top advocate on ending violence against children, joined UN agencies on Wednesday in highlighting the urgent need to protect the rights of young people on the move, amid spiralling crises worldwide.

  9. ‘No time to spare’: Israel-Palestine ceasefire holds, but hunger, tensions mount

    - UN News

    Swift action is needed to prevent flare ups of Israeli-Palestinian violence and avert a looming food crisis, the top UN official in the Middle East told the Security Council on Wednesday.

  10. Green light for global greenhouse gas tracking network

    - UN News

    A hundred and ninety-three countries have unanimously approved the creation of a global greenhouse gas monitoring mechanism, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) announced on Wednesday.

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