UN stops short of calling for global arms embargo against Myanmar

Special envoy Christine Schraner Burgener warns that ‘the risk of a large-scale civil war is real’ in the country following February 1 military coup. The UN General Assembly has stopped short of calling for a global arms embargo against Myanmar’s military, even as it took the rare step of urging member states to “prevent theContinue reading “UN stops short of calling for global arms embargo against Myanmar”

Israel intensifies attacks in Gaza as conflict enters fifth day

Israel has intensified its assault on Gaza, as Palestinian militants continue to fire rockets into Israel on the fifth day of hostilities. Israel’s military said air and ground forces were involved in attacks on Friday but had not entered Gaza. Meanwhile, clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli security forces spread across much of the occupiedContinue reading “Israel intensifies attacks in Gaza as conflict enters fifth day”

COVID-19 surge | India declines UN’s offer of assistance from integrated supply chain, says it has ‘robust system’

President of the UN General Assembly said it is time for the world to extend help and support to the country, which had supplied crucial COVID-19 vaccines to vulnerable nations India has declined assistance offered by the United Nations of its integrated supply chain for COVID19-related material, saying the country has a “robust system” toContinue reading “COVID-19 surge | India declines UN’s offer of assistance from integrated supply chain, says it has ‘robust system’”

UN in ‘serious negotiations’ with China about letting observers into Xinjiang province: Antonio Guterres

‘There must be due process and full respect’ for Canadian detainees’ rights, says UN secretary general The United Nations is engaged in a “serious negotiation” with China about granting UN officials access to China’s western Xinjiang province — the scene of what many Western nations have called a campaign of genocide directed by Beijing againstContinue reading “UN in ‘serious negotiations’ with China about letting observers into Xinjiang province: Antonio Guterres”

UN: Huge Changes in Society Needed to Keep Nature, Earth OK

Humans are making Earth a broken and increasingly unlivable planet through climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution. So the world must make dramatic changes to society, economics and daily life, a new United Nations report says. Unlike past U.N. reports that focused on one issue and avoided telling leaders actions to take, Thursday’s report combinesContinue reading “UN: Huge Changes in Society Needed to Keep Nature, Earth OK”

‘Wildly unfair’: UN boss says 10 nations used 75% of all vaccines

Antonio Guterres urges wealthy nations to lead global effort to ensure people in every country get inoculated for COVID as soon as possible. The United Nations chief has sharply criticised the “wildly uneven and unfair” distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, pointing out that just 10 countries have administered 75 percent of all vaccinations. Addressing a high-levelContinue reading “‘Wildly unfair’: UN boss says 10 nations used 75% of all vaccines”

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