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    • UN calls for 'Global Green New Deal' to boost world economy

      UN calls for 'Global Green New Deal' to boost world economy

      The world must dramatically rethink its economic model in order to tackle growing environmental stress, inequality and development challenges, the UN said Wednesday, calling for a "Global Green New Deal". In a fresh report, the UN trade, investment and development agency (UNCTAD) called for countries to join forces and enable trillions of dollars in public sector investments to help reboot the global economy and counter climate change.

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    • Russia, China seek UN meeting on US missile test

      Russia, China seek UN meeting on US missile test

      Russia and China have asked the United Nations' Security Council to meet on Thursday over "statements by US officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles". Moscow and Beijing want to convene the 15-member council under the agenda item "threats to international peace and security", a request obtained by Reuters news agency shows.

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    • UN signs mediation convention to settle trade disputes

      UN signs mediation convention to settle trade disputes

      Members of the United Nations on Wednesday signed the Singapore Convention on Mediation, an agreement it hopes will make it easier to settle cross-border commercial disputes and stabilise trade relationships, at a time when trade tensions between world's two biggest economies - the US and China - are escalating.

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    • UN: Iran is still abiding by the 2015 nuclear deal

      UN: Iran is still abiding by the 2015 nuclear deal

      The UN’s nuclear watchdog says Iran is still abiding by the terms of a 2015 deal that aims to keep Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives, despite growing pressure from newly-reimposed US sanctions. In a confidential quarterly report distributed to Member States on Friday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) estimated that the Islamic Republic had kept to the caps placed on its uranium enrichment levels and enriched uranium stocks as part of the 2015 accord, signed in Austria's capital, Vienna.

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    • Kosovo lawmakers approve army

      Kosovo lawmakers approve army

      Kosovo's parliament on Friday approved three draft laws on the Kosovo Security Force (KSF) expanding its competences and creating a legal base for its transformation into a regular army with 5,000 troop, plus 3,000 reservists. The three draft laws concern one directly on the Kosovo Security Force, KSF, another on a Ministry of Defence and a third on service in the KSF.

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    • UN adopts global migration pact

      UN adopts global migration pact

      Leaders from more than 150 countries on Monday have agreed upon the UN global pact that sets a roadmap "to prevent suffering and chaos" for global migration, despite opposition and several withdrawals, including from the US and a third of the EU Member States. This happened during the  intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The UN General Assembly is now set to adopt a resolution formally endorsing the deal on December 19 in New York.

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