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Antonio Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees at a press conference. 1 July 2014. UN Photo/ Jean-Marc FerrŽ
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July 22, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

Two clear front-runners have emerged from the pack of 12 candidates for the next U.N. Secretary General, according to diplomats with knowledge of the secret proceedings. Former Portuguese Prime Minister […]

General Assembly Seventieth session Informal Dialogues with Candidates for the Position of Secretary-General: Ms. Irina Bokova

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Ms. Irina Bokova (Bulgaria), Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Mr. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly.
Ms. Catherine Pollard, Under Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.

Race for new UN chief heats up

July 21, 2016, by Margaret Besheer of VOANews

There are two daughters of former presidents and one of a farmer; a history buff, a former president, an honorary citizen of Timbuktu and an assortmen ...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the Kara Tepe refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on 18 June 2016 UN Photo Rick Bajornas

World Refugee Day: 65 million people forcibly displaced around the world

June 20, 2016, by The Sofia Globe staff

World Refugee Day, June 20, has seen the European Union underline its commitment to global efforts to address the refugee crisis and the UN Refugee Ag ...

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Ouster of Turkish PM rekindles dissent in ruling AKP

May 19, 2016, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

Since the ousting of Turkish prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu, pro-president media outlets are appealing for unity and loyalty to president Recep Tayyip ...

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    Nato-Russia talks fail, but raise hopes
    April 23, 2016, by VOANews

    Nato and Russia held their first dialogue in two years this week. The meeting among ambassadors of the alliance and Russia in Brussels Wednesday failed to produce agreements, but analysts […]

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    Nato, Russian officials meet for first time in two years
    April 20, 2016, by VOANews

    The NATO-Russia Council has convened for the first time since 2014, with recent tensions between Russia and the United States high on the agenda. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says Wednesday’s […]

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    Deadly explosions at Brussels Airport
    March 22, 2016, by VOANews

    Authorities in Belgium say one person has been killed and several more injured in two explosions at the international airport in Brussels. The blasts occurred in the airport’s departure hall, […]

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    Putin orders withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria
    March 15, 2016, by VOANews

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria, as new U.N.-mediated peace talks on Syria began in Geneva. Russian state media quoted Putin Monday as […]