Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, however, said the government agreed that in the eastern provinces where active conflicts persist "MONUSCO will gradually consolidate its footprint.”
A boat carrying 200 people sank a few hours after leaving a Senegal fishing town, marking the deadliest shipwreck recorded this year by the UN migration agency.
Earlier in the day, Baku shot down two Armenian warplanes, Azerbaijan's Defence Ministry said.
The clutch of nuclear-armed states, including the United States, Britain, France, China, and Russia, have not signed the treaty.
UN's Libya envoy Stephanie Williams says the government and Haftar's militia have agreed on issues that “directly impact the lives and welfare of the Libyan people,” noting that the thorny work to cement a ceasefire will continue.
Covid-19 pandemic has infected more than 40 million people, claiming at least 1.1 million lives around the world. Here are updates for October 19:
The embargo on the sale of arms to Iran was due to start expiring progressively from Sunday, under the terms of the UN resolution that blessed the 2015 nuclear deal between the Islamic republic and world powers.
UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock told the Security Council that aid agencies are only reaching 9 million people a month, down from more than 13 million at the beginning of the year.
Imran Khan’s national security advisor says Islamabad has concrete evidence showing New Delhi’s link with the attack, one that left 144 children dead.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres spoke at a virtual ministerial meeting co-hosted by the UN and Germany to discuss efforts to establish peace in Libya.
A November 2019 agreement between Turkey and Libya determines a portion of Turkey’s maritime rights in the region.
The UN Mapping Report on mass killings, rapes and displacement in the Democratic Republic of Congo was a milestone in documenting crimes against humanity.
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