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UN to hold Libya conference as planned despite surge in fighting: envoy

The United Nations aims to stage a conference in the southwestern town of Ghadames on April 14-16 to weigh elections as a way out of the country's factional anarchy, which has seen Islamist militants establish a toehold in some areas.

Importance of well-trained boots on ground cannot be overemphasised: India at UN meeting

India's remarks came after UN Secretary General António Guterres on Friday stressed on the need to make peacekeeping missions “stronger and safer” during the 2019 United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial here.


Come with a plan: UN chief Antonio Guterres tells world leaders ahead of climate summit

The UN chief said he has convened the 'Climate Action Summit' on September 23 and he is telling leaders, "in September, please do not come with a speech; come with a plan."

Hate speech spreading like wildfire through social media: UN Chief Antonio Guterres

In order to combat hate speech, and “defend the principles of equality and human dignity,” Guterres asked his special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, to coordinate a strategy and plan of action for the UN system.

UN received 259 allegations of sexual exploitation, abuse in 2018

This represents an increase in the total number of incidents reported in 2017, when 138 allegations were made, and 165 allegations made in 2016, it said.

UN chief Antonio Guterres continually monitoring situation between India, Pakistan

UN chief Antonio Guterres is "continually" monitoring the situation between India and Pakistan and his office is available to both parties, his spokesperson said.


Losing climate change race a 'disaster for Africa': United Nations

The UN chief stated that after recent moves toward peace in South Sudan and between Ethiopia and Eritrea, ``I believe Africa is becoming an example where it is possible to solve and prevent conflicts.''

UN chief hails 'historic' moment as Palestine takes over reins of G77

Guterres urged the G77 to bring "solutions and commitments" to, among others, the climate summit in September and enumerated other upcoming events in need of the bloc's support.

UN encourages all to respect rule of law: UN chief's spokesperson on Sabarimala row

Haq reiterated that the UN "obviously" encourages all to respect the laws of the country when he was asked by a reporter that not allowing women to enter the temple is a violation of human rights, given that the Supreme Court has ruled in the matter.

India to play responsible role at climate negotiations in Poland: PM Modi to UN chief

Vijay Gokhale said the main topic of Prime Minister Modi's discussion with the UN chief was the forthcoming COP24 climate change meeting in Katowice, Poland from December 3.

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How urban population is rising globally: News in Numbers

Ahead of World Cities Day on October 31, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned that, “such rapid urbanisation can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters”.