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Protection of civilians must be priority number one: Antonio Guterres on Ukraine crisis

New York: United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Friday said protecting civilians in Ukraine should be the priority of the world.

UN top court to hear Rohingya genocide today

The Hague/UNI: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will resume hearing on the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar on Monday and the junta government is expected to represent the country in place of Aung San Suu Kyi.

Meeting commitments, requires UN to work in ‘lockstep’ with parliamentarians

New York: Global commitments on implementing multilateral agreements were front and centre on Thursday, as the General Assembly President co-hosted hundreds of Parliamentarians from around the world – the largest in-person gathering at the UN in New York since last September’s High Level Week.

UN’s top court orders Uganda to pay $325 million to DR Congo

New York: Uganda must pay the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) $325 million in reparations related to the brutal conflict between the two nations from 1998 to 2003, the UN’s highest court ruled on Wednesday.

China calls on US to stop sanctioning North Korea

Beijing/UNI/Sputnik: The United States needs to stop imposing endless sanctions and putting pressure on North Korea if they are sincerely concerned about the well-being of the North Korean people, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Wednesday.

Guterres: 'Let us build bridges between the faiths'

New York: Marking the International Day of Human Fraternity on Friday, the United Nations’ Secretary-General issued a stark warning over rising hate speech, intolerance, discrimination and physical violence.

UN in Iraq calls for dialogue following attack; civilian casualties reported

New York: Following reports on Wednesday of civilian casualties during airstrikes on the Iraqi city of Ninewa, the UN Assistance Mission (UNAMI) reiterated that Iraqi sovereignty and territorial integrity “must be respected at all times”.

More than 50 million worldwide hit by urban conflict

New York: Opening a Security Council debate on how to protect civilians caught up in urban conflict,the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday said that more than 50 million people are currently impacted by fighting inside towns and cities.

UN relief chief pledges support for Nigeria

New York: Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths, has ended a four-day visit to Nigeria, pledging support and promising the United Nations will do everything it can to help rebuild the lives of vulnerable families who have been impacted by violence and extremism there.

UNRWA condemns demolition of Palestinian home in East Jerusalem

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Thursday urged Israeli to immediately halt all evictions and demolitions in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, after an entire family was forced out of their long-term home the previous day. 

Palestine-Israel: UN envoy highlights urgent need for reform

New York: Urgent action is required to prevent further deterioration of the economic, security and political situation across the Occupied Palestinian Territory, the UN’s Middle East envoy, Tor Wennesland, told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UNRWA seeks $1.6 billion to support Palestinian refugees in 2022

New York: The UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, on Tuesday appealed for $1.6 billion to support its lifesaving work this year amid acute regional crises and chronic funding shortfalls.

UN chief: ‘Global solidarity is missing in action’

New York: Addressing the virtual World Economic Forum, on Monday, the United Nations’ Secretary-General, António Guterres, told world and business leaders that “global solidarity is missing in action”.

‘Prompt, independent, impartial investigations’ needed in Kazakhstan: UN rights office

New York: As the death toll from the recent unrest in Kazakhstan mounts to 164, the UN Office for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday requested “prompt, independent, impartial investigations” into the killings, and whether “unnecessary and disproportionate use of force was made by security forces”.

‘Keep speaking out’, UN chief urges in message to World Youth Forum

New York: Although everyone has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the impact on young people has been “especially heartbreaking”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Monday.