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UN Secretary General Shows New Envoy for Myanmar

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday (25/10) announced the appointment of Noeleen Heyzer from Singapore as his new special envoy to Myanmar. Heyzer will replace Switzerland’s Christine Schraner Burgener, who will step down on Sunday after three and a half years in the position. Schraner Burgener has spent the …

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US Secretary of Defense Determined to Safeguard Eastern Europe

FLY — US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the Biden administration was committed to strengthening Euro-Atlantic ties while securing countries squeezed (with Russia) east of NATO. Speaking in Bucharest Wednesday (20/10), Austin praised Romania for setting an “important example for allies’ commitment to shared responsibilities” and modernization of defense. …

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US Secretary of State Focuses on Ecuador and Colombia: Democracy and Migration

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will address Wednesday in Ecuador about what the State Department has called “the challenges facing democracy in the region,” before traveling to Colombia to speak with leaders there. The State Department said Blinken’s speech would highlight “how inclusive and responsive democratic institutions” can implement …

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US Defense Secretary Trying to Convince Georgia

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Russia not to distract European leaders with new talks, which have not kept their previous commitments. “Russia, which currently occupies 20 percent of Georgia’s territory, should focus on honoring its 2008 ceasefire commitments before promoting any new discussion platforms,” ​​Austin said Monday during a …

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Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell Dies

Colin Powell, America’s war hero and former black secretary of state, has died from complications from COVID-19, his family said Monday. He is 84 years old. “We have lost a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather and American people,” the family said in a statement posted to social media. The …

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UN Secretary General: Diversity is a ‘Source of Strength’

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday (12/10) reminded the importance of respecting diversity in a speech he delivered at the open debate on diversity, country-building and the search for peace at the UN Security Council. “The COVID-19 pandemic has sharpened inequalities, and undermined development and peace outcomes. These inequalities and …

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UN Secretary General and WHO Director General Convey Vaccination Strategy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Thursday that Covid-19 vaccination in developing countries could “fall apart” without better global vaccine distribution, calling the stance of not sharing an equal vaccine “immoral” and “stupid”. .” Speaking at the WHO’s World Health Organization press conference, Guterres warned that if the virus is allowed …

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