United Nations

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Assad regime ‘siphons millions in aid’ by manipulating Syria’s currency
Government pockets half of donations as central bank forces UN agencies to use lower exchange rate

Tessa Fox in Beirut

21, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Fears global energy crisis could lead to famine in vulnerable countries
One of world’s biggest fertiliser producers calls for action as high gas prices force it to slash production

Sarah Butler and Jillian Ambrose

20, Oct, 2021 @5:41 PM

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Young climate activists vow to keep fighting despite UN setback
Children’s rights body rejects landmark case by group of activists including Greta Thunberg

Miranda Bryant

20, Oct, 2021 @10:52 AM

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A global first links 13 of Scotland’s Unesco cities and sites in a digital trail
From Edinburgh to St Kilda, destinations in Scotland are being promoted as part of a sustainable tourism drive timed for COP26

Nazia Parveen

20, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Colin Powell’s UN speech: a decisive moment in undermining US credibility
Analysis: His security council presentation didn’t directly lead to the Iraq invasion – but it was a turning point in US-UN relations

Julian Borger in Washington

18, Oct, 2021 @5:42 PM

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Colin Powell obituary
Former US secretary of state and highly decorated army officer who made the case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq

Harold Jackson

18, Oct, 2021 @5:17 PM

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United Nations withdraws Matt Hancock job offer
Former health secretary will no longer become special envoy for UN’s economic commission for Africa

James Tapper

16, Oct, 2021 @4:47 PM

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Boris Johnson’s climate credibility at stake in run-up to Cop26 summit
Campaigners fear net zero strategy is being hamstrung by Rishi Sunak, who refuses to provide adequate funding

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

16, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UN quizzed over role in prison-like island camp for Rohingya refugees
Rights groups raise concerns over deal to provide services on Bhasan Char, as Bangladesh plans to increase camp’s population by 80,000

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Oct, 2021 @12:27 PM

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Saudi Arabia accused of forcing Yemenis in the kingdom out of their jobs
Claim made at UN session as humanitarian crisis in Yemen worsens, making remittances vital to many people’s survival

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

14, Oct, 2021 @6:17 PM

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UN chief urges airlines and shipping firms to do more to cut emissions
António Guterres says current efforts are more consistent with global heating ‘way above 3C’

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Oct, 2021 @3:38 PM

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As important as the Taj Mahal? The Palestinian refugee camp seeking Unesco world heritage status
For 70 years, the ramshackle Dheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem has been a site of displacement. Why is this ‘heritage of exile’ not enough for Unesco to grant it the status it gives Macchu Picchu and Venice?

Oliver Wainwright

14, Oct, 2021 @3:00 PM

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