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Coronavirus called a ‘decisive test’ for the UN system

The pandemic is testing the limits of the United Nations system, say Geneva and New York-based experts, amid funding challenges and an...

The UN is marking its 75th anniversaryexternal link this year. What could have been a year of celebration is becoming a year of crisis.

  • Simon Bradley
  • SWI

Antonio Guterres, its secretary-general, called the pandemic “the most challenging crisis the UN has faced since the Second World War”.

The Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) has played a leading role in fighting the virus, amid criticism, most recently by the Trump administration of…

Other UN agencies and…

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