October 16, 2021 08:42 (IST)
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When disaster strikes, developing countries still too vulnerable

New York: Many developing nations remain unprotected against disaster, even though it is accepted that building community resilience has many benefits, beyond saving lives and livelihoods.

Libya: UN lauds mercenary withdrawal plan on ‘path towards peace and democracy’

New York: The United Nations on Friday welcomed the signing of a long-awaited Action Plan to withdraw mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libya, after years of fighting between warring factions across the oil-rich nation.

Guterres criticizes ‘unprecedented expulsion’ of staff from Ethiopia; calls for focus on saving lives

New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Wednesday urged authorities in Ethiopia to allow vital humanitarian work there to continue, following the recent decision to declare seven of the Organization’s staff persona non grata and expel them from the country.

Children ‘indoctrinated’ to fight for insurgents in Mozambique: UNICEF

New York: In northern Mozambique, worrying reports emerged on Tuesday that children as young as five have been shown how to handle weapons and indoctrinated to fight with insurgents.

At UN trade meeting, Guterres urges ‘quantum leap in support’ for vulnerable nations

New York: Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must be sustainable and inclusive, Secretary-General António Guterres said in remarks to a major UN trade conference which opened on Monday in Barbados, unveiling “an urgent four-point debt crisis action plan.”

Refugee Leader Killing: Bangladeshi court sends two suspects to 3-day remand

Cox's Bazar: A local Bangladeshi court on Sunday sent two suspects arrested in connection with the killing of Rohingya refugee leader Mohib Ullah at a refugee camp in Ukhiya to three days police custody, media reports said.

UN World Data Forum meets at ‘critical time’ with COVID battle ongoing

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that quality data saves lives, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) said on Friday, ahead of the UN World Data Forum, due to start on Sunday

UN rights chief calls for investigation into ‘heartbreaking’ killing of veteran Rohingya activist

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday called for a prompt, thorough, and effective investigation into the killing of a veteran Rohingya activist at a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Alleged reprisals and intimidation against 240 who cooperated with UN

Allegations of reprisals and intimidation were documented against some 240 civil society members, activists and journalists, across 45 countries in the year up to 31 April, simply because they had been cooperating with the United Nations. 

Food waste: A global problem that undermines healthy diets

New York: A lack of food, hunger and malnutrition affect every country in the world, the UN said on Tuesday, in an urgent appeal for action to reduce the amount of food that’s wasted.

Myanmar: UN expert says current international efforts failing, urges ‘change of course’

New York: The UN independent rights expert on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday that conditions inside the country following the 1 February military coup have worsened, urging a “change of course” to prevent further human rights abuses and deaths.

Taliban request to address UN General Assembly

Kabul: The Taliban insurgents have requested to address the UN General Assembly and named their Doha-based spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan's UN ambassador.

Sanctions are ‘US way of war’, Iranian President at UN

New York: In his speech to the high-level General Debate at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi called for an end to United States sanctions against his country, describing them as a method of waging war.

UN agencies shocked by deaths near Belarus-Poland border

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and migration agency IOM, called on Tuesday for an immediate investigation into the deaths of four people near the border between Poland and Belarus, due to causes yet to be determined. 

Brazilian President commits country to climate neutrality by 2050

New York: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro highlighted this Tuesday, in New York, his country’s work on environmental preservation and the fight against climate change.