Press digest – January 23

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U.S. asks South Korea to arrest former U.N. chief Ban's brother

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The U.S. government has asked South Korea to arrest a brother of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday.

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PM’s busy engagement in Davos

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VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc had separate meetings and contacts with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Dutch PM Mark Rutte, Dutch Queen Maxima and several leading CEOs on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 20.

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New UN chief at Davos seeks allies in business

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DAVOS, Switzerland: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres used his first address at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday (Jan 19) to push for a new partnership with business to help fight climate change and reduce poverty.

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E-waste rising dangerously in Asia: UN study

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Electronic waste is rising sharply across Asia as higher incomes allow hundreds of millions of people to buy smartphones and other gadgets, with serious consequences for human health and the environment, according to a UN study released Sunday.

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​Vietnam calls UN to prioritise long-term conflict prevention

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The United Nations (UN) should prioritise building a strategy for conflict prevention in the long run, said a Vietnamese diplomat.

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U.N. chief concerned Iran may have violated arms embargo: report

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The United Nations chief expressed concern to the Security Council that Iran may have violated an arms embargo by supplying weapons and missiles to Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah, according to a confidential report, seen by Reuters on Sunday.

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UN: At least 6,878 civilians killed in Iraq violence in 2016

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Violence claimed the lives of at least 6,878 civilian Iraqis last year, the United Nations said on Monday, as the Iraqi government struggles to maintain security nationwide and to dislodge Islamic State group militants from areas under their control.

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Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to United Nations

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UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon paid an emotional farewell to the United Nations on Friday (Dec 30), wistfully describing his two-term stint at the helm of the global body as something of a fairy tale.

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U.N. chief Ban may return in mid-January, eyes broader political alliance: associate

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is likely to return to South Korea around Jan. 15, and may push for a board-based political coalition in preparation for next year's presidential election, a close associate said Monday, source from the Yonhap..

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U.N. says 15,000 flee into China as Myanmar's army battles ethnic rebels

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Up to 15,000 people may have fled across Myanmar's border into China in the past month, a United Nations agency has said, as fighting between Myanmar's army and ethnic armed groups intensifies.

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350 people leave rebel-held Aleppo despite halted evacuations

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ALEPPO, Syria: Some 350 people were able to leave a rebel-held pocket of east Aleppo on Sunday (Dec 18), a medical official said, despite the official postponement of evacuations of civilians and fighters from the devastated Syrian city.

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Child malnutrition at 'all time high' in Yemen: U.N. agency

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Hunger among Yemen's children has reached an "all time high", with nearly 2.2 million in need of urgent care, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said on Monday.

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Guterres sworn in as UN chief, pledges change

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UNITED NATIONS: Antonio Guterres was sworn in on Monday (Dec 12) as the ninth secretary-general of the United Nations, saying the world body must change to better confront global crises such as the war in Syria.

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All nations must adhere to 1982 UNCLOS: Ambassador

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All countries, regardless of big or small, must have goodwill and responsibility to comply with regulations in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS), Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga has said at a plenum of the UN General Assembly.

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