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Amazon, DoorDash, Walmart, trapping workers in poverty, says UN poverty expert

A UN poverty expert called on the CEOs of Amazon, DoorDash and Walmart on Tuesday to address allegations that wages at the US-based corporations are trapping workers in poverty, forcing them to rely on US Government benefits to survive.

Death toll in Gaza from Israeli strikes exceeds 8,500, says Palestinian Health Ministry

Gaza/IBNS: The death toll from Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip has exceeded 8,500 and over 21,000 people have been injured, the Palestinian Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Israel-Hamas crisis: Thousands in Gaza storm UN warehouses

Relief agencies warned on Sunday that civil order is starting to break down in Gaza after thousands of desperate people stormed UN-operated warehouses and other aid distribution centres in the ravaged enclave, taking wheat flour, hygiene supplies and other basic survival goods.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Six UN refugee agency workers died in Gaza in past 24 hours

Six UN’s Palestinian refugee agency workers were killed in the past 24 hours in Gaza amid the ongoing conflict between the Hamas group and Israel.

Israel-Hamas conflict: Second aid convoy is ‘another glimmer of hope’ for millions in Gaza, says UN relief chief Martin Griffiths

More aid arrived in Gaza on Sunday aboard 14 trucks that passed through the Rafah crossing with Egypt, the UN Humanitarian Affairs Coordinator said in a post on social media.

Diplomatic stakes ‘could not be higher’ warns senior UN official

As the possible transition to a new global order heightens security risks, more effective multilateral diplomacy is a vital tool to maintain peace, the Security Council heard on Friday.

Commission of Inquiry finds evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

A new UN report has found continued evidence of war crimes and human rights violations committed by Russian authorities in Ukraine, including torture, rape and the deportation of children.

Iran confirms end of UN restrictions on missile programs as U.S. imposes new sanctions

Tehran/UNI: Iran confirmed on Wednesday the "unconditional" end of the restrictions imposed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on its missile-related activities, while the United States imposed new sanctions on the same day on Tehran's missile and drone programs.

Security Council meets over Israel-Gaza: 'Very real risk' of conflict expanding warns top envoy Play video

UN Middle East envoy Tor Wennesland on Wednesday highlighted the need for an inquiry into the strike against a Gaza hospital that killed hundreds, including patients, staff and displaced people seeking shelter.

Guterres: Turn ‘infrastructure emergency’ into opportunity, but also protect nature

Infrastructure is a “crucial pathway” to generate economic growth, create decent jobs, transform energy systems, and advance sustainable development, the UN Secretary-General said in an address to world leaders meeting in Beijing, China on Wednesday.

500 million heading into extreme poverty, says UN

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appealed to the world to renew its commitment to a poverty-free world.

Global leaders call for action to meet ambitious development boost

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday called for increased action to deliver $500 billion a year in affordable, long-term financing to developing countries at the eighth World Investment Forum held in Abu Dhabi.

UN voices concern over obstacles to Mali mission’s orderly withdrawal

Heightened tensions and the increasingly hostile presence of armed groups in northern Mali are likely to impede the departure of the UN Stabilization Mission there (MINUSMA), the UN said in a note to correspondents issued on Saturday.

Ethiopia: Victims ‘left in limbo’ as rights probe mandate ends

The UN-mandated Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia on Friday released a harrowing report on the “staggering” level of human rights violations and mass killings that have plagued the east African nation since the Tigray conflict erupted in 2020.

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers suspended over serious misconduct charges

The UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, has suspended some of its peacekeepers following reports of serious misconduct.