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The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization that aims to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a center for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the largest, most familiar, most internationally represented and most powerful intergovernmental organization in the world. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City; other main offices are in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna and The Hague.

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Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks postponed [Video]

Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks postponed

Key United Nations Cop26 climate talks which were set to take place in Glasgow in November have been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been announced.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:51Published
World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief [Video]

World faces 'most challenging crisis' since WWII -U.N. chief

The COVID-19 pandemic is "the most challenging crisis we have faced since the Second World War," said the United Nations chief on Tuesday. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published
Rouhani: U.S. has lost its chance to lift sanctions [Video]

Rouhani: U.S. has lost its chance to lift sanctions

Iran’s president said on Wednesday that the United States had lost a historic opportunity to lift sanctions on his country over the coronavirus, while adding that the penalties had not hampered..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published
Coronavirus: Pandemic is biggest crisis for world since WW2, says UN [Video]

Coronavirus: Pandemic is biggest crisis for world since WW2, says UN

Coronavirus: Pandemic is biggest crisis for world since WW2, says UN

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 02:14Published
Euro zone starts slide down inflation slope as coronavirus lockdowns weigh [Video]

Euro zone starts slide down inflation slope as coronavirus lockdowns weigh

Euro zone inflation plunged this month on crashing oil prices, signalling the start of a possible deflationary spiral as government lockdowns in response to the coronavirus trigger a dramatic slowdown..

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We need a 'war economy' to deal with COVID-19 crisis, UN chief Antonio Guterres tells Euronews [Video]

We need a 'war economy' to deal with COVID-19 crisis, UN chief Antonio Guterres tells Euronews

Guterres said he wanted to mobilise a double digit percentage of the global economy to "break not bend" the growth curve of coronavirus.View on euronews

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Coronavirus outbreak: United Nations warn about the risk of COVID-19 in the developing world [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak: United Nations warn about the risk of COVID-19 in the developing world

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In Burkina Faso, bloodshed without doctors [Video]

In Burkina Faso, bloodshed without doctors

In northern Burkina Faso, where jihadist and communal violence is spiraling, the healthcare system is "virtually on its knees" and the medical NGO that remains could be forced further away by the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published
Sanders, Biden cancel OH events due to coronavirus concerns [Video]

Sanders, Biden cancel OH events due to coronavirus concerns

U.S. Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden canceled rallies set for Tuesday night in Cleveland over concerns about holding large public gatherings during the coronavirus..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:50Published
Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims [Video]

Outside a Russian embassy, empty chairs for MH17's victims

The families of those killed when Malaysia Airline Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held Ukrainian territory place empty white chairs in front of Russia's embassy in The Hague, on the eve of a murder..

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Coronavirus infections top 100,000 worldwide [Video]

Coronavirus infections top 100,000 worldwide

The number of people infected with coronavirus across the world surpassed 100,000 on Friday as the outbreak reached more countries and the economic damage intensified. This report produced by Yahaira..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:18Published
Stop assuming coronavirus behaves like the flu: WHO [Video]

Stop assuming coronavirus behaves like the flu: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization's emergencies program, Dr. Michael Ryan, says there is no evidence that the coronavirus outbreak will end in the summer like an influenza season. Statements to..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published
Coronavirus: UN health body says containment is top priority [Video]

Coronavirus: UN health body says containment is top priority

COVID-19 continues to spread outside China with Italy, South Korea and Iran being the worst affected.

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Idlib: UN holds emergency session after Turkish troops killed [Video]

Idlib: UN holds emergency session after Turkish troops killed

Erdogan, Putin 'voice concern' over Idlib as Turkey says 33 of its troops were killed in Syrian government attacks.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:16Published
Biden Says He Was Never Arrested In South Africa [Video]

Biden Says He Was Never Arrested In South Africa

During his campaign for the Democratic Nomination, Joe Biden said he was arrested during a 70's congressional delegation trip to South Africa. On Friday, Biden admitted his recent claims were false...

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Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli’s Mitiga airport [Video]

Libya conflict: Heavy shelling around Tripoli’s Mitiga airport

Residents are in limbo, fearing for their lives and angry at the UN for not doing more to help.

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33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib [Video]

33 Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian air raid in Idlib

UN Secretary-General Guterres warns risk of escalation 'grows by the hour' and calls for an immediate ceasefire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 05:32Published
'The biggest threat': East Africa struggles to fight locust plague [Video]

'The biggest threat': East Africa struggles to fight locust plague

As swarms of locusts rapidly multiple, a lack of supplies means East African countries are struggling to contain the plague that threatens food security for millions of people. David Doyle reports.

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'The biggest threat': East African struggles to fight locust plague [Video]

'The biggest threat': East African struggles to fight locust plague

As swarms of locusts rapidly multiple, a lack of supplies means East African countries are struggling to contain the plague that threatens food security for millions of people. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:33Published
Sri Lanka withdraws from UN war investigation pact [Video]

Sri Lanka withdraws from UN war investigation pact

Sri Lanka withdraws from a UN resolution that would have allowed war crimes allegedly committed during the country's civil war to be investigated.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published
Ban Ki-Moon: China's initial Covid-19 efforts 'insufficient and inadequate” [Video]

Ban Ki-Moon: China's initial Covid-19 efforts 'insufficient and inadequate”

Ban Ki-Moon, the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations, said that China did not take enough measures to contain the virus Covid19 spreading. He later went on to say during a press conference..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:49Published
UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates [Video]

UN warns of 'bloodbath' as Syria fighting escalates

Turkey's president to phone Russian counterpart as fighting in Syria threatens nearly one million trapped civilians.

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