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United Nations: Intergovernmental organization
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization aiming to maintain international peace and security, develop friendly relations among nations, achieve international cooperation, and be a centre for harmonizing the actions of nations. It is the world's largest, most familiar, most representative, and most powerful international organization. The UN is headquartered on international territory in New York City and has other main offices in Geneva, Nairobi, Vienna, and The Hague.

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Lebanon's hospitals fear new COVID wave as economy begins to collapse [Video]

Lebanon's hospitals fear new COVID wave as economy begins to collapse

On Friday the UN warned that clean water may soon no longer be available for more than four million people. The government is so cash-strapped it's struggling to run both water and power plants.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:41Published
UNESCO strips Liverpool of world heritage status [Video]

UNESCO strips Liverpool of world heritage status

English port city becomes only the third site to have designation revoked by the United Nations’ culture organisation.

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Liverpool loses its World Heritage status [Video]

Liverpool loses its World Heritage status

Liverpool has been deleted from the World Heritage List after a UN committee found developments including the new Everton FC stadium threatened the value of the city’s waterfront.

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UN calls for urgent help for victims of DRC conflict [Video]

UN calls for urgent help for victims of DRC conflict

Rebel attacks and an onslaught of violence have displaced nearly 20,000 people.

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On GPS: Gen Petraeus weighs in on Haiti crisis [Video]

On GPS: Gen Petraeus weighs in on Haiti crisis

The general, who served in the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti in the mid-1990s, gives his thoughts on the political crisis engulfing Haiti.

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Afghanistan: UN condemns violence, calls for Eid ceasefire [Video]

Afghanistan: UN condemns violence, calls for Eid ceasefire

The UN has expressed concern with the number of reported human rights abuses and violations alleged in communities most affected by the ongoing military offensive across the country.

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Survivor recalls horrors of Srebrenica [Video]

Survivor recalls horrors of Srebrenica

Through tears and in between fraught silences, Devla Ajsic refuses to remain quiet any longer, as she walks around the eery former Dutch U.N. compound where she was sexually abused over 20 years ago

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Haiti asks UN, US to send troops after president’s assassination [Video]

Haiti asks UN, US to send troops after president’s assassination

Haiti asks UN, US to send troops after president’s assassination

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Haiti seeks U.S., U.N. help after president killed [Video]

Haiti seeks U.S., U.N. help after president killed

Haiti has requested U.S. and U.N. security forces to help it protect key infrastructure like the airport and ports after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise by foreign mercenaries, a..

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Aid groups urge UN to keep Syria’s last cross-border aid lifeline [Video]

Aid groups urge UN to keep Syria’s last cross-border aid lifeline

A crucial border crossing that's a lifeline for Syrian refugees is at risk of closing, because of a rift within the UN security council.

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Lampedusa’s fishermen rescue refugees [Video]

Lampedusa’s fishermen rescue refugees

According to the UN, more than 600 people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea this year. The number of migrants attempting to reach the European Union is growing. Many set out in small boats, mostly..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:42Published
UN warns of escalating famine in Ethiopia with 1.8m at risk [Video]

UN warns of escalating famine in Ethiopia with 1.8m at risk

The UN says the conflict over Tigray in Ethiopia is escalating a humanitarian crisis with 1.8m people at risk of famine

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Syria aid workers form human chain to protect cross-border 'lifeline' [Video]

Syria aid workers form human chain to protect cross-border 'lifeline'

Hundreds of aid workers form a human chain near the Bab al-Hawa border crossing in northern Syria calling for an extension of a United Nations resolution allowing "lifeline" cross-border aid into the..

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Russia signals opposition to extension of Syria's last aid corridor [Video]

Russia signals opposition to extension of Syria's last aid corridor

A dispute over cross-border aid for Syria that the UN says will have devastating consequences for millions of people.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:04Published
UN court sentences former Milosevic aides to 12 years for war crimes [Video]

UN court sentences former Milosevic aides to 12 years for war crimes

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UN war crimes court convicts 2 Serbs over Bosnia atrocities [Video]

UN war crimes court convicts 2 Serbs over Bosnia atrocities

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UN summit in Paris focuses on gender equality [Video]

UN summit in Paris focuses on gender equality

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Amnesty says HK law crushes human rights [Video]

Amnesty says HK law crushes human rights

Hong Kong authorities have used the new national security law as a "pretext to curb dissent" and justify censorship, harassment, arrests and prosecutions that crush human rights, Amnesty International..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:49Published
Ethiopia declares ceasefire as rebels retake Tigray capital [Video]

Ethiopia declares ceasefire as rebels retake Tigray capital

Developments follow eight months of fighting that United Nations says has pushed region towards famine.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published
UN says states must 'stop denying, start dismantling racism' [Video]

UN says states must 'stop denying, start dismantling racism'

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Guterres: "Vaccinate everybody everywhere sooner rather than later" [Video]

Guterres: "Vaccinate everybody everywhere sooner rather than later"

In a wide-ranging interview with Euronews on the pandemic, climate, migration and violence against women, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres made a case for strengthening international institutions..

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Coastal cities on the 'frontline' of the climate crisis could sink below the waves by 2050 [Video]

Coastal cities on the 'frontline' of the climate crisis could sink below the waves by 2050

A draft of a UN report has gathered crucial research on the devastating impact climate change will have on millions of people living in coastal cities.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:22Published

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