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Sudan: UN welcomes ‘courageous’ military-civilian pact towards democratic future

New York: Senior UN officials have welcomed an agreement signed on Monday between military and civilian leaders in Sudan as a “courageous” step forward towards the establishment of democratic rule.

UN appeals for record $51.5 billion to help 230 million on the brink in 2023

New York: A record $51.5 billion is needed to help 230 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in nearly 70 countries next year, the UN said on Thursday.

Consign violence against women and girls, ‘to the history books’: UN chief

New York: Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, commemorated on 25 November, urging everyone to “consign violence against women and girls to the history books”.

UN official calls on Security Council to support a ‘secure, peaceful and prosperous Sahel’

New York: The security situation in the Sahel continues to deteriorate, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday, explaining that indiscriminate terrorist violence “means thousands of innocent civilians are suffering, and millions of others are forced to leave their homes”.

World population to reach eight bln today: UN

Washington/UNI: The world's population is projected to reach eight billion people on Tuesday and India is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023, as per a report published by the United Nations (UN) citing World Population Prospects 2022.

Sweden: Step up efforts to fight systemic racism, urge UN experts

New York: Sweden should step up efforts to fight systemic racism and focus on strategies to restore trust between police and minority groups, said a UN Human Rights Council-appointed group of independent experts on advancing racial justice and equality, on Friday.

UN refugee chief calls for greater focus on climate and conflict factors

New York: Responses to climate change must also consider its link to both conflict and the displacement it causes, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said in a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday.

50 UN member states condemn China's rights abuses in Xinjiang

Washington: As many as 50 members of the United Nations issued a joint statement where they condemned the Chinese government’s oppression of Uyghurs and other Turkic peoples in Xinjiang province.

UN Resident Coordinators a key link in achieving development goals

As governments grapple with cascading crises involving food, finance, energy, climate and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, UN staff on the ground have been stepping up to help them address these threats to sustainable development for all.

Afghanistan envoy to UN says attacks on Hazaras must be investigated as genocide crime

Naseer Ahmad Faiq, Afghanistan’s representative to the UN, urged the organization’s member states to probe the targeted attacks on Hazara community members as act of genocide.

19 killed, 36,000 displaced in Sudan land ownership dispute: UN

New York/IBNS: Inter-communal violence in Sudan following a land ownership dispute has claimed at least 19 lives, a United Nations (UN) spokesman said.

Guterres says Central African Republic must ‘spare no effort’ to help bring killers of UN peacekeepers to justice

New York: The UN Secretary-General has expressed his deep sadness over the death of three peacekeepers from Bangladesh who were killed on Monday in the Central African Republic (CAR), following a roadside bomb explosion near the border with Cameroon. Others were injured, and one remains in a critical condition.

Human rights: ‘Disturbing trends’ in reprisals against those cooperating with the UN continues

New York: People in 42 different countries across the world faced reprisals and intimidation on the basis of their cooperation with the United Nations to defend human rights, according to the annual UN report on the issue, which also highlights other disturbing trends.

Biden denounces Russia’s ‘shameless violation’ of UN Charter, urges world to stand with Ukraine

New York: Strongly denouncing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, United States President Joe Biden warned United Nations Member States on Wednesday that “if a nation can pursue imperial ambitions without consequences, then we put at risk everything this great institution stands for.”

Influential young changemakers recognized by UN

New York: On Wednesday, the UN announced the 2022 cohort of Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals, recognizing their efforts to bring about a fairer future for people and the planet.