UN chief calls on EU to help world get ‘back on track'
New York: UN Secretary-General António Guterres attended an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, seeking support for action on climate change, sustainable development and addressing the ongoing challenges linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
UN upholds fight for a fairer world on anti-racism day
New York: With xenophobia, prejudice, and hate speech on the rise, the UN community gathered in the General Assembly Hall on Wednesday to call for action to root out racism and discrimination across the world.
Afghanistan seeks UN's support for wheat storage facilities
Kabul: Afghanistan's Chamber of Agriculture and Livestock has urged the United Nations to support by providing storage facilities for wheat as the country continues to struggle with its economic situation, media reports said.
Flagship UN gender event closes with ‘blueprint’ for greater role of women in tech
New York: The 2023 Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 67), the largest UN gathering on gender equality, successfully wrapped up on Saturday, with Member States calling for a full and equal participation of women and girls in the development of digital technologies.
Too many nations failing to investigate torture cases, UN expert says
New York: States must be “primary responders” in torture cases, to end impunity and bring justice on behalf of victims, a UN independent expert told the Human Rights Council on Tuesday.
UN experts call on South Africa to create torture prevention body
New York: South Africa must swiftly set up a watchdog mechanism to examine prisons, detention centres, and other facilities, UN independent experts on torture prevention said on Monday, citing “entrenched” ill treatment.
UN expert calls for ‘new philosophy’ to better serve persons with disabilities
New York: A “new philosophy” and broader approaches can transform services for persons with disabilities, a UN-appointed independent expert told the Human Rights Council on Monday.
Food rationing for Rohingya refugees a ‘matter of life and death’: rights expert
New York: As food rationing begins for Myanmar’s Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, a top UN-appointed independent rights expert on Thursday urged the international community to step in and reverse the policy as “a matter of life and death”.
UN human rights chief calls on all nations to abolish death penalty
New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Tuesday asked all nations to work harder towards abolishing the death penalty, an ongoing practice in 79 countries.
Extreme poverty, hunger on rise worldwide for first time in decades, says UN Chief Antonio Guterres
Geneva: Extreme poverty and hunger are on the rise worldwide for the first time in decades, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday.
Ex-US Ambassador to UN Nikki Haley announces 2024 presidential bid
Washington: Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced her bid for president on Tuesday.
Rights expert urges Italy to stop criminalizing activists saving migrant lives at sea
New York: Activists working with sea-rescue charities in Italy should not be criminalized, a UN independent human rights expert said on Thursday, ahead of a trial against crew members from several non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
‘Put people first’ in drive to realize Sustainable Development Goals
New York: Addressing the opening of the Commission for Social Development’s latest session, the president of the UN Economic and Social Council on Monday said it was imperative to put people first, if the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be realized by the 2030 deadline.
UN human rights chief calls on Mali to reverse ‘regrettable’ expulsion order
New York: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday called on Malian authorities to rescind their expulsion order for his top representative in the country.
UN relief chief tells Security Council ‘we can do better’ in Ukraine
New York: The UN’s humanitarian affairs chief warned the Security Council on Monday that efforts must improve to reach nearly 18 million in need in war-torn Ukraine, since Russia’s full-scale invasion last year.