Friday, 22 February 2019

Tag Archives: UN

UN allows North Koreans to travel to Vietnam

UNITED NATIONS: A UN Security Council sanctions committee has agreed to allow North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s delegation to travel to Vietnam for a summit meeting with US President Donald Trump, diplomats said on Wednesday. Vietnam had asked the committee to grant an exemption to senior North Korean officials who ...

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Top UN court rejects US claim to throw out Iranian suit

UNITED NATIONS: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that it has the jurisdiction to hear part of a case brought by Iran against the United States, aimed at unfreezing close to $2 billion in Iranian assets being held there. The Hague-based court’s ruling opens the way for the ...

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5,000 people leaving Venezuela every day

UN: Nearly 5,000 people leave Venezuela every day, the UN Refugee Agency said. Joung-ah Ghedini-Williams, a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said at a press conference at UN headquarters that Venezuelans are leaving the country because of “instability and uncertainty” amid a crisis over the presidency. ...

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United Nations appeals for $1.2b to care for Palestinian refugees

UN   –   The U.N. agency tasked to assist Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, has appealed for a total of 1.2 billion U.S. dollars to fund its vital core services and life-saving humanitarian aid for 5.4 million Palestinian refugees across the Middle East in 2019 The presentation of the agency’s 2019 priorities and ...

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UNGA president Maria Fernanda commends Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan

UN/ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s efforts in facilitating the peace process in Afghanistan were commended by United Nations General Assembly President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés. Garcés held a meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the foreign ministry on Friday. This is her first visit to any Asian country after assuming charge. “I ...

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World ‘not yet on track’ to ensure better future for children: UN

UN – Despite the child’s rights convention being the “most widely ratified human rights treaty”, UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has said that some countries have fallen short of offering a better future to children who continue to die prematurely or fall victim to poverty, trafficking and slavery. In her ...

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Human trafficking on the rise in world: UN

UN: The number of human trafficking victims around the world is on the rise while armed groups and terrorists are trafficking women and children to generate funds and recruit, according to the latest Global Report on ‘Trafficking in Persons’. The 2018 report, released by the UN Office on Drugs and ...

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UN sec general ‘closely’ monitoring deteriorating situation in IoK

NEW YORK: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “closely” following the deteriorating situation in Indian Kashmir where a security clampdown and strikes following huge anti-India demonstrations have shut down the region. While talking to media in New York, a spokesman of UN Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric said we are monitoring ...

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Climate talks must be rescued, warns UN chief

KATOWICE: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sought to rescue deeply troubled climate talks in Poland, warning the battle against global warming is a “matter of life and death today.” The two-week talks are tasked with breathing life into the 2015 Paris Agreement, which vows to cap global warming at “well under” ...

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Drought drives desperate Afghans to marry off children for money

UN: Afghanistan’s worst drought in decades has driven tens of thousands of people from their homes and is pushing families to marry off their children in exchange for dowries in order to survive, the United Nations said on Tuesday. About 223,000 people have been uprooted from their homes in the ...

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