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UN chief says Trump travel ban should be ‘removed sooner rather than later’

“This is not the way to best protect the U.S. or any other country in relation to the serious concerns that exist about possible terrorist infiltration,” Guterres said to reporters.

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India’s economy projected to grow by 7.7 per cent in FY 2017: UN report

The report said India has positioned itself as the most dynamic emerging economy among the largest countries and is expected to remain the fastest growing on the back of robust private consumption and significant domestic reforms.

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UN welcomes US decision to ease sanctions on Sudan

Barack Obama issued a decision cancelling two executive orders imposing economic sanctions on Sudan

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China’s double standards are self-defeating events to recite: M J Akbar on Masood Azhar

“14 out of 15 UNSC members want action against Masood Azhar. There is 1 hold out,” said Akbar.

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Ban Ki-moon regrets world body’s role in Haiti cholera outbreak, says sorry

Ban Ki-moon acknowledged that the outbreak was “a blemish on the reputation of UN peacekeeping.”

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If marginalised, Arab youth can become a power of destruction: UN report

The central focus of the report is young people in the Arab region. It sheds light on them and argues that they’re not a problem or a burden on development, rather a key resource for resolving the problems afflicting the region.

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UN human rights experts ask India to repeal law curbing NGO funding

The experts’ call comes as India’s Ministry of Home Affairs suspended earlier in June for six months the registration of the non-governmental organisation Lawyers Collective, under the FCRA.

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Israel to chair a UN committee for the first time, triggers protests from Arab countries, Palestinians

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon won the chair of the legal affairs committee of the General Assembly on Monday.

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India calls for flexibilities in Intellectual Property Rights to combat AIDS

India will need to front load its investments substantially to almost double the number of people on ARV treatment in less than five years, Minister for Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda said at UNGA.

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International Criminal Court prosecutor knocks UNSC over inaction against Sudan’s president for alleged genocide

Chief prosecutor of International Criminal Court said that failure to arrest of Sudan’s president has emboldened a number of countries to allow Omar al-Bashir to cross international borders.

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Saudi Arabia off UN’s blacklist over threat to stop funds

Saudi is removed from the blacklist for the same reason it was added — children.

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UN responds to accusations it caved to Saudi Arabia on Yemen kids

The UN stated that the Secretary-General stood by the findings that the Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of youngsters in the country.

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Fashion designer Kenneth Cole named UNAIDS international goodwill ambassador

The appointment by UNAIDS chief Michel Sidibe came on the eve of the U.N. General Assembly’s high-level meeting on ending AIDS on Wednesday through Friday.

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Syria: UN pleads government to end siege and allow airlift aid to war-torn civilians

More than 600,000 civilians are trapped in various parts of Syria, as per the United Nations

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Violations against children in conflict spiked in 2015: UN

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed shock at the escalating recruitment and killing of children in conflicts last year.