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“Action is required from you” – UN climate talks enter last stretch

Summary COP26 conference due to end on Friday Nations at odds over how to keep 1.5C goal alive Poor countries seek funds to tackle climate change GLASGOW, Nov 12 – A new draft agreement drawn up for the last scheduled day of the U.N. climate conference in Glasgow on Friday presses countries […]

UN rights body holds urgent session in wake of Sudan coup

GENEVA — The United Nations’ top human rights official on Friday condemned actions by military leaders following a coup in Sudan and said that excessive use of force by security forces had left at least 13 people dead and more than 300 injured. U.N. High Commissioner for Human […]

Vaccine inequity comes into stark focus during UN gathering

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step to the podium to speak at the U.N.’s annual meeting of world leaders. Already, the struggle to contain […]

UN seeks $606 million for Afghanistan after Taliban takeover

GENEVA — The United Nations is hosting a high-level donors conference on Monday to drum up emergency funds for Afghanistan after last month’s Taliban takeover of the country that stunned the world. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was leading the world body’s call for more than $600 million for […]

Iran to allow new memory cards in UN’s nuclear site cameras

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran agreed Sunday to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras at its sensitive nuclear sites and to continue filming there, potentially averting a diplomatic showdown this week. The announcement by Mohammad Eslami of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran after […]

U.N. warns of worsening famine, more clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray

UNITED NATIONS, July 2 – Top U.N. officials warned the Security Council on Friday that more than 400,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray were now in famine and that there was a risk of more clashes in the region despite a unilateral ceasefire by the federal government. After six […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressed the Special Session of the UN General Assembly

India called for a strong and aligned international cooperation to combat the challenge of Fugitive Economic Offenders and Assets Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh addressed the Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Challenges and Measures to Prevent and Combat Corruption and Strengthen International Cooperation DELHI, JUNE […]

‘We have supplied more vaccines globally than having vaccinated our own people’: India tells UN

By Yoshita Singh United Nations, Mar 27:  India has supplied more COVID-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people, the country has told the UN General Assembly and cautioned that vaccine inequity will defeat the collective global resolve to contain the coronavirus as the disparity in the accessibility […]

U.S. condemns China at UN rights forum for abuse of Uighurs, Tibetans

The United States on Friday condemned China’s abuse of ethnic and religious minorities, including what it called “crimes against humanity and genocide” being committed in Xinjiang region against ethnic Uighurs and severe restrictions in Tibet. Mark Cassayre, U.S. charge d’affaires, in a speech to the U.N. Human Rights […]

UN: Over 2 million Yemeni children may starve in 2021

CAIRO — More than 2 million Yemeni children under the age of 5 are expected to endure acute malnutrition in 2021, four United Nations agencies said Friday, urging stakeholders to end the yearslong conflict that has brought the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of famine. The […]

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