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United Nations calls for ceasefire as 40 Afghan civilians killed in one day's fighting in Lashkagah

Moscow/UNI/SPUTNIK: The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Tuesday said that 40 civilians were killed and 118 injured over the past day only as the Taliban (a terrorist group, banned in Russia) and the Afghan government fight for the control of the city of Lashkagah.

BNM urges UN to protect lives and future of Baloch refugees in Afghanistan

Islamabad: Baloch National Movement members have urged the  United Nations to take immediate steps to protect and secure the lives and future of Baloch refugees in Afghanistan as the security situation in the war-torn country deteriorates with the advances of Taliban.

UN chief says race to reach SDGs ‘can and must’ be turned around

New York: The COVID pandemic has taken four million lives, devastated the global economy, pushed a further 124 million people into extreme poverty and continues to inflict profound suffering – dramatically impacting progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN chief said on Tuesday at a key international forum.

US congressional body agency asks UN to move on investigation of alleged human rights abuses in China

Washington: A US congressional body has asked United Nations Secretary General António Guterres to act on recommendations by UN-appointed monitors and take special measures to investigate alleged human rights abuses by China, media reports said.

‘Highest standards of conduct’ required for successful UN peacekeeping

New York: Successful peacekeeping requires the “highest standards of conduct” by civilian and uniformed peacekeepers, the UN chief told a High-Level Meeting this week on Strengthening the Conduct of Peacekeeping Personnel.

Violence against smuggled migrants widespread, but justice is lacking: UN report

New York: Migrants smuggled across borders are often subjected to extreme violence, torture, rape and kidnapping, whether in transit or in captivity, but authorities take little action to address these offences, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said in a report published on Monday.

No place for children in conflict, UN chief tells Security Council

New York: The disregard for children’s rights amid war and upheaval “is shocking and heartbreaking”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday during a high-level open debate in the Security Council, held virtually.

Tibetans in Switzerland and Liechtenstein ask UN to hold China accountable for genocide in Tibet

Thimpu: The Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein recently submitted a five-point appeal to the UN which includes calls to end China’s cultural genocide in Tibet, its interference in Tibetan religious beliefs and traditions, among others, during their recent demonstration held  parallel to the ongoing 47th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council.

UN chief urges European Parliament to support COVID vaccines for all

New York: The European Union (EU) must use its leverage to ensure people everywhere have access to COVID-19 vaccines, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

Human Rights Council urged to support UN chief’s call for a 'new social contract' after COVID-19

New York: UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Monday urged UN Member States to promote a more inclusive post-pandemic recovery to help the world’s most vulnerable recover from the impact of COVID.

António Guterres secures second term as UN Secretary-General, calls for new era of ‘solidarity and equality’

New York: António Guterres was on Friday re-appointed to a second term as UN Secretary-General, pledging as his priority, to continue helping the world chart a course out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Myanmar: Timely support and action by Security Council ‘really paramount’, says UN Special Envoy

New York: The UN Special Envoy for Myanmar said on Friday she has called for timely action from the Security Council in response to the ongoing crisis in the Southeast Asian country stemming from the military coup in February.

Guterres: Bring crimes of sexual violence in conflict out of ‘the shadows’, punish perpetrators

New York: Sexual violence in conflict “reverberates down generations” and threatens both human and international security, the UN chief said on Thursday in his message for the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Around 1.5 million Lebanese in need, top UN humanitarian official there warns

New York: As Lebanon endures one of its worst financial and economic crises ever, the UN estimates that over the next eight months around $300 million is needed to provide vital aid to around 1.5 million Lebanese and 400,000 migrant workers living there.

UN strongly condemns ‘appalling’ attack on Syrian hospital

New York: Senior UN officials have condemned a deadly attack on a hospital in Syria this past weekend, underlining the need for accountability for crimes committed in the country’s decade-long war.