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Analysis: Biden's pick for U.N. envoy will find waning American influence

5:25pm EST

NEW YORK President-elect Joe Biden's pick to be his ambassador to the United Nations in New York will have to tackle Washington's waning leadership at the world body in the face of a more assertive China, diplomats and analysts said on Monday.

ANALYSIS-Biden's pick for U.N. envoy will find waning American influence

3:55pm EST

NEW YORK, Nov 23 President-elect Joe Biden's pick to be his ambassador to the United Nations in New York will have to tackle Washington's waning leadership at the world body in the face of a more assertive China, diplomats and analysts said on Monday.

Russia stops U.N. blacklisting of Libya militia, leader

Nov 20 2020

NEW YORK Russia on Friday stopped a U.N. Security Council committee from blacklisting a Libyan militia group and its leader for human rights abuses because it said it wanted to see more evidence first that they had killed civilians. 

Ahead of G20, U.N. chief warns 'developing world on precipice of financial ruin'

Nov 20 2020

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that "the developing world is on the precipice of financial ruin and escalating poverty, hunger and untold suffering" as the world struggles to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

U.N. chief says Yemen in imminent danger of famine, warns against unilateral moves

Nov 20 2020

NEW YORK U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Friday that war-torn Yemen is in "imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades," warning against any unilateral moves as the United States threatens to blacklist Yemen's Iran-allied Houthi group.

U.N. Libya envoy urges U.N. to blacklist anyone who obstructs peace talks

Nov 19 2020

NEW YORK The acting United Nations Libya envoy pressed the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to blacklist anyone who obstructs peace efforts after the warring parties agreed a ceasefire and Libyan participants in political talks set a date for elections.

Germany accuses Russia, China of stalling over North Korea fuel sanctions

Nov 17 2020

UNITED NATIONS Germany accused Russia and China on Tuesday of preventing a United Nations Security Council committee from determining whether North Korea has breached a U.N. cap on refined petroleum imports by the isolated Asian state.

Germany accuses Russia, China of stalling over N.Korea fuel sanctions

Nov 17 2020

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 17 Germany accused Russia and China on Tuesday of preventing a United Nations Security Council committee from determining whether North Korea has breached a U.N. cap on refined petroleum imports by the isolated Asian state.

U.N. chief to push G20 to extend, expand debt service suspension

Nov 12 2020

UNITED NATIONS U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will next week push the leaders of the Group of 20 rich nations and big emerging powers to further extend and expand debt service suspension to help developing and middle-income economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

U.N. chief to push G20 to extend, expand debt service suspension

Nov 12 2020

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 12 U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will next week push the leaders of the Group of 20 rich nations and big emerging powers to further extend and expand debt service suspension to help developing and middle-income economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

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