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UN: World must be ready for next pandemic

UN: World must be ready for next pandemic

The United Nations commemorated the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on Sunday, underscoring the need to learn lessons from the coronavirus pandemic, and urging greater investments in preparedness, to confront future health emergencies. “This first observance of the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness falls at the end of a year in which a scenario many had feared came tragically true … As we strive to control and recover from the current pandemic, we must think about the next,” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a message. He also highlighted the need for strong health systems and social protection, support for…
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UN chief congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

UN chief congratulates Joe Biden, Kamala Harris

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated Americans for “a vibrant exercise of democracy” in the November 3 U.S. general elections. In a statement by his spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, on Monday, Mr Guterres also congratulated the President-elect Joe Biden and the Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. He said the partnership between the U.S. and the UN “is an essential pillar of the international cooperation needed to address the dramatic challenges facing the world today.” The UN was created after World War II at the instance of the U.S., which provides the largest financial contribution to the organisation’s overall budget. But the partnership…
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UN declares position on arrest of Mali President, Prime Minister by mutiny soldiers

UN declares position on arrest of Mali President, Prime Minister by mutiny soldiers

United Nations, UN, has demanded an immediate release of the Malian President, the Prime Minister, and the other government officials arrested and detained by mutiny soldiers. UN head, Antonio Guterres demanded the. release of both men who were taken away on Tuesday by rebel soldiers. A statement by Guterres’ spokesman, Stephane Dujarric, said “The Secretary-General strongly condemns these actions and calls for the immediate restoration of constitutional order and rule of law in Mali. “To this end, he demands the immediate and unconditional release of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and members of his cabinet.” “Guterres is following the unfolding developments…
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