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Safer roads, a global development challenge for all: Senior UN official

New York: Every 24 seconds someone is killed in traffic, making safety on the world’s roads a global development challenge for all societies, especially for the most vulnerable, a senior UN official has said, ahead of the first ever High-level General Assembly Meeting on Improving Road Safety. 

Myanmar: Shocking toll on children must be spur to action, says UN rights expert

New York: Myanmar’s military junta is responsible for shocking violence against children caught up in the bloody aftermath of last February’s coup, a top independent Human Rights Council-appointed investigator said on Wednesday.

Securing peace, feeding the hungry: UN chief honours staff who died in service

New York: In a solemn ceremony, the UN chief on Wednesday honoured the memory of 485 UN personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty during 2021, “the highest number of colleagues” ever lost in a single year while serving the Organization.

UN food agency announces further refugee ration cuts, in quest for #ZeroHunger

New York: The UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Monday that it will have no choice but to make further food ration cuts soon for refugees.

UN’s Bachelet concerned over Ukraine orphans ‘deported’ to Russia for adoption

New York: The UN’s top rights official expressed her concern on Wednesday at reports that Ukrainian children have been “forcibly deported” from the country’s embattled eastern regions, and taken to Russia for adoption.

Five countries elected to serve on UN Security Council

New York: Five countries have been elected to serve as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council following a vote in the General Assembly on Thursday.

UN and Tajikistan reaffirm ‘strong partnership’ in new cooperation agreement

New York: During a visit to Tajikistan, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed congratulated the country on its 30th anniversary of UN Membership and attended a Cooperation Framework signing ceremony that “reflects our strong partnership”.

‘Courage and conviction’ of youth needed for successful crime fighting solutions

New York: Young people are “disproportionately viewed as the primary perpetrators of crime”, despite often being the most vulnerable, the UN General Assembly President told a high-level meeting on Monday, highlighting crime fighting solutions.

Rescue us from our environmental ‘mess’, UN chief urges Stockholm summit

New York: Global wellbeing is at risk – and it’s in large part because we haven’t kept our promises on the environment – UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday.

Afghan authorities urged to address serious human rights challenges

NEW YORK: Afghanistan is at a crossroads and the de facto authorities, the Taliban, must pursue a path towards stability and freedom for all citizens, especially women, the UN independent expert on human rights there said in the capital, Kabul, on Thursday.

UN Syria Commission: ‘unconscionable to consider closing last border crossing’

New York: The UN Syria Commission of Inquiry said on Thursday that not extending current cross-border aid to Syria along the remaining route, would be a “failure of the highest order”. The warning to the Security Council comes as humanitarian needs throughout Syria are at their highest, since the start of the devastating 11-year war.

UN Rights Chief’s credibility at stake in China visit: HRW

Geneva: The upcoming visit to China by the United Nations high commissioner for human rights should highlight the need for justice for victims of violations and accountability for those responsible, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday.

Pakistan water crisis: Sindh human rights group to protest outside UN Office

Islamabad: Jeay Sindh Freedom Movement (JSFM), a human rights group, has decided to demonstrate in front of the UN office in New York against the water shortage in Pakistan that has led to a tense standoff between the provinces of Punjab and Sindh, media reports said.

Afghan-Americans stage demonstration in front of UN, Times Square against Bilwal Bhutto's US visit

Kabul/New York: Afghan Americans staged a demonstration in front of the UN and Times Square on Wednesday against Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto's visit to the UN and the USA.

Sustainable Development Goals in peril due to overseas aid cuts: Guterres

New York: Recent deep cuts to overseas aid budgets by governments, will have “direct, negative impacts” on the ability of the world to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN chief warned on Friday.