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UN highlights human cost of transatlantic slave trade

New York: The United Nations on Tuesday remembered the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade and its continued impact on the modern world, by honouring the tradition of resistance to slavery and unity against racism, through personal stories of courage.

DR Congo: UN envoy calls for strategy to address root causes of conflict

New York: Amid deteriorating security in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the top UN envoy in the country has called for a comprehensive political strategy that includes measures to address the structural causes of the conflicts.

Moving away from coal ‘will not be easy’ but it is essential for our common future, UN deputy chief says

New York: The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General on Monday called on countries in Asia and the Pacific to speed up the shift from fossil fuels to new, low-carbon development models, in a just and inclusive way.

UN chief condemns attacks on civilian facilities in Saudi Arabia and Yemen

New York: Recent escalation of the conflict in Yemen drew strong condemnation from Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday.

Learn from the past, ‘stand united against racism’ – UN chief

New York: “Let us stand united against racism and together build societies based on dignity, equality and solidarity”, the UN chief said on Friday, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery.

Safety of UN workers ‘our top priority’, says Guterres

New York: The UN chief on Friday paid tribute to the dozens of United Nations personnel who have been detained this year while working for the Organization, and those whose whereabouts is unknown.

Ukraine war: Middle East food prices soaring, as donor fatigue kicks in, Security Council hears

New York: Amid growing donor fatigue and a brutal war in Ukraine that has diverted the world’s attention, the world must not forget millions of people in need across the Middle East and North Africa, the UN chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN and partners boost presence and aid supplies inside Ukraine

New York: Humanitarians are deploying extra staff across Ukraine to aid the growing number of civilians sheltering from Russian bombardment, or fleeing the violence, the UN Spokesperson said on Thursday.

‘Turn the clock forward on women’s rights’: UN chief’s International Women’s Day message

New York: Ahead of International Women’s Day, celebrated on 08 March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has insisted that the world “cannot emerge from the pandemic with the clock spinning backwards on gender equality”.

Protect the defenders of the planet, UN rights chief urges

New York: The world must be made a safer place for people working to protect the planet, who sometimes pay with their own lives for their activism, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday.

UN Human Rights Council pauses session to consider ‘urgent debate’ on Ukraine crisis

New York: The scheduled work of the UN Human Rights Council was halted temporarily on Monday as Member States were called to vote on a request from Ukraine to hold an urgent debate on the matter and to condemn Russia’s military operation. 

Russia, Ukraine hold talks for five hours, find 'common points'

Gomel Region (Belarus)/UNI: Russia and Ukraine held talks for five hours on Monday and agreed to hold a new round of negotiations on the Belarusian-Polish border in the next few days, the head of the Russian delegation, presidential aide Vladimir Medinsky, told reporters. 

Ukraine demands withdrawal of Russian forces as ceasefire talks underway

Kyiv/IBNS: A Ukrainian presidential adviser on Monday called for the retreat of all Russian forces from Ukrainian territory as both countries began ceasefire talks on the Belarusian border, reports said.

Over 500,000 refugees fled Ukraine : UN

Geneva/UNI/Sputnik: More than 500,000 people have left Ukraine and arrived in neighboring countries since the start of the Russian military operation, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Monday.

We must 'learn from history', UN Human Rights Council President says

New York: As the conflict in Ukraine deepens and the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva is gearing up to hold its annual month-long session, which begins on Monday.