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5 Feb 2020
The UN secretary-general referred to the situation in Libya as a "scandal," amid mounting violence despite recent peace talks. He also cited "growing instability and hair-trigger tensions" in the Middle East.
12 Oct 2019
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the organization is experiencing its worst budget deficit in a decade. If member states don't pay their fees, there might not be enough cash to pay UN employees in November.
21 Aug 2018
Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general and Nobel peace prize winner, passed on Saturday at the age of 80. The late diplomat was the first black African to be appointed UN secretary-general, where he served two terms between 1997 and 2006.

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