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Libya's interim PM elected through bribery, UN inquiry says

Abdul Hamid Dbeibah chosen at forum where delegates were reportedly offered up to $500,000The legitimacy of Libya’s new interim prime minister, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, has been thrown into doubt by a UN inquiry finding that he allegedly gained power after his supporters offered bribes as high as $200,000 to attract votes.His supporters allegedly offered the money in a hotel in Tunis where a UN-selected 75-strong political dialogue forum met to elect an interim prime minister to lead a new unified e...
Tags: Africa, World news, US foreign policy, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tunis, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah


UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield: Congress' work in wake of Capitol riot 'shows that our democracy is resilient'

US ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Monday that Congress' work in the immediate wake of the US Capitol insurrection confirmed to her that American democracy had survived the January 6 attack.
Tags: Congress, US, Cnn, United Nations, Un, Capitol, US Capitol, Linda Thomas Greenfield


Australian senator calls to recognise China’s treatment of Uighurs as genocide

Independent Rex Patrick moves after similar parliamentary motions passed in Canada and the NetherlandsAn Australian senator will seek support from fellow upper house members to recognise China’s treatment of the Uighur Muslim minority as genocide, after similar parliamentary motions passed in Canada and the Netherlands.The proposed motion – placed on the Senate’s notice paper for 15 March – looms as a test for the major parties at a time when Australia should join the international community in ...
Tags: Human Rights, Australia, Senate, China, Americas, Australia news, Taiwan, Canada, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Netherlands, Islam, United Nations, Xinjiang, Marise Payne


Yemen condemns international donor funding shortfall as UK cuts aid

Reducing funding is a death sentence, says UN secretary general António GuterresYemenis and aid organisations have condemned a shortfall in international donor funding for Yemen – including the UK government’s decision to cut roughly 50% of its support for humanitarian efforts – as a “death sentence” for people suffering in the country’s civil war.The UN hoped to raise $3.85bn (£2.76bn) from more than 100 governments and donors at a virtual pledging conference on Monday to avert widespread famin...
Tags: Politics, UK, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un, Yemen, António GuterresYemenis


UK's decision to slash aid for Yemen will cause starvation, says former minister

Andrew Mitchell says Britain has condemned ‘hundreds of thousands of children’Yemenis and international aid organisations have condemned the UK government’s decision to cut roughly 50% of its support for humanitarian efforts in the country’s devastating civil war.The UN was hoping to raise $3.85bn (£2.76bn) from more than 100 governments and donors at a major virtual pledging conference on Monday to avert widespread famine in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. The total raised at last year’s...
Tags: Politics, UK, Children, Saudi Arabia, Famine, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US foreign policy, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, Aid, Global development, Un


A massive famine is creeping into Yemen, we need to stop it devouring a generation | Mark Lowcock and Ignazio Cassis

Monday’s high-level meeting convened by UN will call for immediate funding to slow the hunger endangering millionsIn November the United Nations issued a warning that Yemen was in imminent danger of the worst famine the world has seen for decades.Today Yemen is fast approaching the point of no return. Yet, just as the country reaches its darkest hour, an opportunity has presented itself. Continue reading...
Tags: Children, Famine, World news, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Global development, Un, Yemen, Ignazio Cassis, Mark Lowcock


Palestinian teens killed in skirmishes

Two Palestinian teens killed in the West Bank presented no direct threat when they were shot last week, the United Nations said Friday in a preliminary report.
Tags: News, Middle East, West Bank, United Nations


Myanmar's UN ambassador fired after anti-coup speech, as military intensifies crackdown on protesters

Myanmar's military junta fired the country's United Nations ambassador Saturday after he made an impassioned plea at the UN General Assembly for international action to help overturn the coup.
Tags: Cnn, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, UN General Assembly


Woman reportedly shot dead as Myanmar police escalate crackdown

Officers intensify use of force, firing teargas and rubber bullets at people protesting against coupA woman has reportedly been shot and killed as police in Myanmar escalated a violent crackdown on anti-coup protesters, firing teargas and rubber bullets and detaining dozens of people.Police intensified their use of force just hours after the country’s ambassador to the United Nations gave an emotional address calling for international action to restore democracy and protect the people. Continue ...
Tags: Protest, World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Myanmar


New climate pledges 'far short' of meeting Paris Agreement goals, UN warns

The planet is on "red alert" because governments are failing to meet their climate change goals, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Friday.
Tags: Cnn, Paris, United Nations, Un, Antonio Guterres


Myanmar's UN ambassador defies military to plead for immediate global action to overturn coup

Myanmar's United Nations Ambassador has pleaded for immediate international action to help overturn the country's military coup.
Tags: Asia, News, United Nations, Un, Myanmar


Myanmar police try to crush protests as envoy pleads with UN for action

Strongest possible action needed to end military coup, says Kyaw Moe Tun, as regime tries to stamp out weekend demonstrationsMyanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations has appealed to the organistation “to use any means necessary to take action against the Myanmar military” to restore democracy to the south-east Asian country.As the military stepped up its use of force to stamp out pro-democracy protests in Myanmar on Saturday, Kyaw Moe Tun addressed the general assembly in New York after secret...
Tags: New York, Protest, World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, General Assembly, Antonio Guterres, Christine Schraner Burgener, Kyaw Moe Tun


Myanmar envoy urges UN to restore democracy as military tries to quell protests

Country needs strongest possible action to end military coup, says Kyaw Moe Tun, as regime tries to stamp out weekend demonstrationsMyanmar’s ambassador to the United Nations has appealed to the organistation “to use any means necessary to take action against the Myanmar military” to restore democracy to the south-east Asian country.As the military stepped up its use of force to stamp out pro-democracy protests in Myanmar on Saturday, Kyaw Moe Tun addressed the general assembly in New York after...
Tags: New York, Protest, World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, General Assembly, Antonio Guterres, Christine Schraner Burgener, Kyaw Moe Tun


Myanmar envoy urges UN to 'use any means necessary' to restore democracy

Country needs strongest possible action from global community to end military coup, says Kyaw Moe Tun Myanmar’s UN ambassador, Kyaw Moe Tun, speaking for the country’s elected civilian government ousted in a military coup on 1 February, has appealed to the United Nations “to use any means necessary to take action against the Myanmar military” to restore democracy to the south-east Asian country.He addressed the general assembly on Friday after secretary general António Guterres’ special envoy on...
Tags: Protest, World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Un, Myanmar, Antonio Guterres, Christine Schraner Burgener, Kyaw Moe Tun, Kyaw Moe Tun Myanmar


Australia accused of 'shamefully' holding back global action on climate change

United Nations calls on all countries to have ‘concrete plans to phase out fossil fuels as fast as possible’Australia has been accused of “shamefully doing nothing” and weighing down global action after a UN analysis found national pledges to cut greenhouses gas emissions over the next decade have barely begun to do what is necessary to tackle the climate crisis.The assessment of emissions reduction plans submitted to the UN by the end of last year found if all were fulfilled they would cut glob...
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, World news, Australia news, Australian politics, United Nations, Un


Myanmar's UN ambassador defies military to plead for immediate global action to overturn coup

Myanmar's United Nations Ambassador has pleaded for immediate international action to help overturn the country's military coup.
Tags: Cnn, United Nations, Un, Myanmar


Myanmar's UN ambassador implores world to take action to end military coup and restore democracy

Myanmar's ambassador Kyaw Moe Tun addresses the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, March 11, 2019. Denis Balibouse/Reuters Myanmar's UN ambassador called on the world body to end the military coup in his country.  Kyaw Moe Tun called for the "strongest possible action" to "restore the democracy." Myanmar's military staged a coup in early February, ousting the civilian government. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Myanmar's UN Ambass...
Tags: Politics, News, Indonesia, Trends, United Nations, Aung San Suu Kyi, Bangladesh, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya Muslims, Rakhine State, Asean, Security Council, U N General Assembly, Geneva Switzerland, Michelle Nichols


Biden administration releases report on Khashoggi's killing directly implicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has faced global condemnation over Jamal Khashoggi's murder. Bernd von Jutrczenka/Getty Images The Biden administration released a long-awaited report on Jamal Khashoggi's killing. The declassified intelligence report directly implicated Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.  The Trump administration prioritized the US-Saudi relationship and refused to release the report. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The Biden administ...
Tags: Politics, London, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, US, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, United Nations, Un, Cia


Climate change: Biden takes advice from athlete, 14

Anna Hursey,14, from Cardiff, is a United Nations champion for climate change in sport.
Tags: News, United Nations, Cardiff, Biden, Anna Hursey


Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time, but didn't say if they discussed Khashoggi's murder

People hold posters picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and lightened candles during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. Yasin Akgul/Getty Images Biden spoke with Saudi King Salman for the first time, but it's unclear if he mentioned Khashoggi. The call came ahead of the release of a US intelligence report on Khashoggi's murder. The report was expected to implicate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Visit the Business section of Insi...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Defense, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Austin, United States, Washington Dc, United Nations, Un


Coronavirus live news: Israel suspends vaccine donations to allies after backlash

Israel set to put scheme on hold after criticism for sending vaccines abroad; China approves two more Covid vaccinesRevealed: four in five Oxford jabs delivered to EU not yet used EU leaders to pledge quicker provision of Covid vaccines Pfizer Covid vaccine 94% effective, study of 1.2m people findsUK woman kills herself after mental health deteriorated in lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.31pm GMT The UN Security Council is voting on a British-drafted resolution that demands that al...
Tags: China, Israel, US, Eu, World news, Joe Biden, Ireland, Oxford, United Nations, UN Security Council, Coronavirus


North Korea enslaves prisoners in producing coal for export, report says

Rights group says pyramid-like scheme is directly linked to North’s nuclear and missile programmesNorth Korea has been enslaving political prisoners, including children, in coal production to help boost exports and earn foreign currency as part of a system directly linked to its nuclear and missile programmes, a South Korea-based human rights group has said.The Seoul-based Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights (NKHR) released a study analysing an intricate connection between North Kor...
Tags: South Korea, North Korea, World news, Asia Pacific, United Nations, Korea, Seoul


Sri Lanka at 'tipping point’ with risk of return to past atrocities, activists warn

Civil rights groups say situation ‘getting worse on a daily basis’ as UN human rights chief expresses alarm over deepening impunitySri Lanka could descend swiftly back into violence and human rights abuses unless decisive international action is taken, the UN high commissioner for human rights and civil rights groups warned.In a speech to the human rights council on Wednesday, Michelle Bachelet is expected to issue a stark warning that the Sri Lankan government has “closed the door” on ending im...
Tags: Human Rights, World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Global development, Governance, Un, Sri Lanka, Lanka, Michelle Bachelet


Iranian officials should be charged over shooting down of Ukrainian plane, UN expert says

In letter to Tehran, human rights advocate outlines six-month investigation into disasterMany high level Iranian officials should be charged for the shooting down of a Ukrainian commercial airliner in January 2020, a UN human rights expert has said, describing the killing of the 176 people aboard as a “profound and serious indictment” of the country’s civil and military authorities.Agnès Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, delivered a 45-page l...
Tags: Europe, World news, Iran, Ukraine, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Un, Tehran, Agnes Callamard


Linda Thomas-Greenfield confirmed as US Ambassador to the UN

The Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be the next US Ambassador to the United Nations Tuesday.
Tags: Senate, US, Cnn, United Nations, Un, Linda Thomas Greenfield


Reporting on WTO's first female head 'sexist and racist', say African UN leaders

Coverage of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala criticised by group who say such attitudes ‘discourage women from taking on leadership positions’Senior African leaders at the UN have criticised the “sexist and racist” language used in coverage of the appointment of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the new president of the World Trade Organization.Okonjo-Iweala, a graduate of Harvard University, was confirmed as the new head of the WTO last week, making her the first woman and the first African to lead the organisation. C...
Tags: Business, Gender, Women, World news, Harvard University, United Nations, World Trade Organization, Global development, Un, WTO, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Women's rights and gender equality, World Trade Organization Okonjo Iweala


Canada: The Developing Regulatory Approach To Climate Change And The Importance For Financial Services - Gowling WLG

The 2015 United Nations climate change summit in Paris (COP21) saw the first ever agreement under which virtually every country, including the UK
Tags: News, Canada, Paris, United Nations, Importance For Financial Services Gowling WLG


A Moral Obligation to Protect the Planet

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 22 2021 (IPS) – Legends are the lodestars of history, the marriage of Sir Dorabji Tata with Meherbai on Valentine’s Day of 1898 among the most lyrical of them. Two years later, he gifted her the Jubilee Diamond, the sixth largest diamond in the world, twice as large as the Kohinoor. Article by Ramu Damodaran | INTER PRESS AGENCY Less than fifty months later, Tata Steel, the business in which he played so pivotal a role, was enveloped in a financial crisis; Dorabji and Meherba...
Tags: Asia, News, Life, Wikipedia, India, Diamond, Britain, South Africa, United Kingdom, United Nations, International court of justice, Brazil, Beethoven, Namibia, Caribbean, Mitchell


Fears for Rohingya stranded at sea for 10 days, as engines fail and eight die

UN calls for boat to be rescued, saying ‘immediate action’ needed to ‘prevent further tragedy’The United Nations refugee agency has called for the immediate rescue of a group of Rohingya refugees adrift in their boat in the Andaman Sea without food or water, many of them ill and suffering from extreme dehydration.The UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) said it did not know the exact location of the vessel and understood that some passengers had died. The boat had left southern Bangladesh a...
Tags: World news, South and Central Asia, United Nations, Bangladesh, Un, Myanmar, Rohingya, UNHCR, Andaman Sea


Britain challenges China at UN over access to Xinjiang

Britain has called for the United Nations to be given "urgent and unfettered" access to Xinjiang to investigate reports of abuses in the Chinese region.
Tags: China, Cnn, Britain, United Nations, Un, Xinjiang



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