October 02, 2020 04:11 (IST)
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UN Middle East envoy urges sides to engage ‘before it is too late’

New York: Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and their international partners, must urgently resume peace efforts “before it is too late”, UN Middle East envoy Nikolay Mladenov told the Security Council on Tuesday, echoing the Secretary-General.

COVID-19: ‘Legitimate concerns’ must be heard, and fears addressed over misinformation

New York: Amid continuing uncertainty, fear and anxiety around the world over the COVID-19 pandemic, senior UN officials are keen to stress the legitimacy of concerns, listen carefully to citizens around the world, and help them distinguish between misinformation and accurate information, based on science.

At UN Assembly, King Hamad affirms Bahrain’s commitment for a just peace in Middle East

New York: Bahrain’s establishment of relations with Israel is a “civilized message”, affirming the country’s commitment for a just and comprehensive peace for all peoples in the region, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa told world leaders, gathered virtually at the United Nations General Assembly.

International community must unite, or be crushed by chaos, warns UN chief

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Thursday made an unequivocal case for strengthening multilateralism and building trust among the countries of the world in the face of the devastating coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed gaps on multiple fronts.

The UN is not a building in New York city, it is our commitment to future generations, Indonesian President tells world leaders

New York: Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations needs to prove “multilateralism delivers”, the President of Indonesia has said, telling world leaders, gathered virtually “all of us bear the responsibility” to further strengthen the global Organization.

As UN turns 75, multilateral milestones show successes and ‘how much remains to be done’ – Kagame

New York: In a virtual address to the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, the President of Rwanda on Tuesday noted that while milestones on gender, climate and development have demonstrated the achievements of multilateral action, they also serve to remind “how much remains to be done”.

US delivering ‘peace through strength’: President Trump tells UN

New York: Speaking on Tuesday, United States President Donald Trump lauded the military power of his country, which, he said, demonstrates that the country is “fulfilling its destiny as peacemaker, but it is peace through strength”.

Iran: ‘Secret execution’ of champion wrestler ‘deeply disturbing’, UN rights experts

New York: A group of five independent UN human rights experts have strongly condemned the summary execution in Iran on Saturday of a former champion wrestler convicted of murdering a security guard during anti-government protests in 2018.

Work to achieve a culture of peace amid COVID-19 upheaval: UN Secretary-General

New York: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend economies and societies, while also threatening to erode trust in public institutions and democracy, it is critical that people everywhere continue to pursue peace.

Mystery surrounds Algeria article branded ‘complete fabrication’ by UN rights office

New York: The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) is dismissing as a “complete fabrication” an Algerian news report claiming that a UN tribunal has rejected a complaint by a group of political activists.e on Tuesday, the Algérie Presse Service (APS) listed the reasons why “the Geneva Office of the United Nations Dispute Tribunal” had turned away the complaint in just 24 hours.

Pakistan must end enforced disappearance of human rights defender: UN Experts

Geneva/IBNS: UN human rights experts on Friday called on the Pakistani authorities to end the secret detention of human rights defender Idris Khattak, who has not been heard from in more than nine months.

UN dismayed over US sanctions on top International Criminal Court officials

New York: The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday noted “with concern” the imposition by the United States of sanctions against the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and another senior official, in the latest of a series of unilateral policy moves against the body.

New killings after Jacob Blake shooting reveal chronic problems still to be overcome in US

New York: Disturbing video footage purportedly showing a teenager involved in a deadly shooting in the US state of Wisconsin is evidence that far stricter gun control measures are needed, the UN human rights office, OHCHR said on Friday.

UN rights expert calls for ceasefire, commitment from all stakeholders to ensure free elections in Central African Republic

New York: The UN’s expert on human rights in the Central African Republic (CAR) issued a series of recommendations on Wednesday to ensure that citizens – after years of civil unrest – can freely decide the future of their country during presidential elections on 27 December.

Deliberate silencing of peaceful voices in Iraq ‘unacceptable’, says UN human rights chief

New York: A new UN report launched on Thursday highlights human rights violations and abuses that were committed during recent demonstrations in Iraq and calls for immediate action for justice.