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Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the United Nations General Assembly, speaks during the opening session of the Doha Forum in the Qatari capital on December 15, 2018. (Photo by KARIM JAAFAR - AFP)

UN chief María Fernanda Espinosa says more people fleeing homes

President of the United Nations General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Saturday called on countries to forge uncommon partnerships to tackle rising conflicts and displacements across the world.
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164 UN member-states unanimously adopt Global Migration Compact

A total of 164 UN member-countries attending the two-day Intergovernmental Conference on Migration on Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, unanimously adopted the Global Compact for Migration (GCM).
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UN accused of letting ‘abusers’ into human rights council

Bahrain, Cameroon and the Philippines were among a number of countries controversially elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Friday, sparking sharp criticism from rights groups and the United States.
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UN General Assembly begins 73rd session in New York

The 73rd session of the UN General Assembly opened on Wednesday with its President, Ms María Fernanda Espinosa, pledging to use her tenure to bring the world body closer to the people.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange ‘a nuisance’ to Ecuador – President Moreno

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has described WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as an “inherited problem” that has created “more than a nuisance” for his government.

Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian nationality

Ecuador has confirmed it has granted nationality to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange gets Ecuadorian identity number

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been hiding in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for more than five years, has been given an identity number in the South American country, its civil register showed Wednesday.

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