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UN calls for urgent evacuation of Lesbos refugee camp amid pandemic fears
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UN calls for urgent evacuation of Lesbos refugee camp amid pandemic fears

Panos - Feb 12, 2020

The UN refugee agency has called for the urgent evacuation of families and sick people from the Moria camp on Lesbos. Over the weekend boats continued to…

Greek PM meets with Colombian President at UN Summit
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Greek PM meets with Colombian President at UN Summit

Panos - Sep 24, 2019

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez at the 74th UN General Assembly. The Colombian President recalled that he had spent several months…

UN peacekeeping mission to Cyprus extended
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UN peacekeeping mission to Cyprus extended

Panos - Feb 04, 2019

The work of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) has been extended for 6 months, as a result of a Security Council resolution which was…

UN approves Global Compact to Track, Respond to Refugees
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UN approves Global Compact to Track, Respond to Refugees

Panos - Dec 18, 2018

A global compact on refugees that is intended to reduce the burden on host nations has been overwhelmingly adopted by the UN General Assembly, days after participants…

UN tourism head praises Athens on refugees
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UN tourism head praises Athens on refugees

makis - Mar 02, 2017

The head of the United Nations tourism body praised Greece on Thursday for its reception of more than 1 million refugees at the peak of the migration…

UN chief Guterres says Cyprus talks show progress but no ‘quick fix’
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UN chief Guterres says Cyprus talks show progress but no ‘quick fix’

makis - Jan 12, 2017

Talks to resolve the division of ethnically-divided Cyprus have been showing encouraging results, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guturres said on Thursday, but cautioned against expectations of a…

UN: Cyprus talks make ‘significant progress’
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UN: Cyprus talks make ‘significant progress’

Sokratis - Nov 12, 2016

The Cyprus peace talks made “significant progress” after five days of negotiations at the Swiss resort of Mont Pelerin, according to the United Nations, which said that…

Tsipras-Erdogan meeting today at UN
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Tsipras-Erdogan meeting today at UN

Panos - Sep 21, 2016

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan on Wednesday in New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly currently…

Tsipras: A failure on immigration will give room to nationalists
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Tsipras: A failure on immigration will give room to nationalists

Panos - Sep 20, 2016

The refugee and migrant crisis is a global challenge that no single country can face alone, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said at the United Nations General…

Reuters: UN war crimes panel seeks access access to refugees in Europe
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Reuters: UN war crimes panel seeks access access to refugees in Europe

Panos - Sep 19, 2016

UN war crimes investigators on Monday called on European countries to let them interview more newly-arrived Syrian refugees to document fresh violations, saying it had become increasingly…

UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants
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UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants

Panos - Sep 19, 2016

The UN is to convene a summit on migration and refugees to address the more than 65 million people displaced by conflict. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, together…

UN report says climate change threatens Statue of Liberty and Venice
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UN report says climate change threatens Statue of Liberty and Venice

chris1 - May 29, 2016

According to a report commissioned by the UN, world heritage monuments and locations like the Statue of Liberty and the city of Venice are in danger due…

UN urges Turkey to open border to Syrians fleeing Aleppo
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UN urges Turkey to open border to Syrians fleeing Aleppo

Panos - Feb 10, 2016

Turkey must open its doors to the tens of thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the UN demanded on Tuesday, as…