Tuesday, 1 December 2020

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Climate change spurs doubling of disasters since 2000: UN

GENEVE: Climate change is largely to blame for a near doubling of natural disasters in the past 20 years, the United Nations said. The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction said 7,348 major disaster events had occurred between 2000 and 2019, claiming 1.23 lives, affecting 4.2 billion people and costing ...

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United Nations food agency wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO: The United Nations food agency, the World Food Programme (WFP), won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for its efforts to combat hunger and improve conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas. The Rome-based organisation says it helps some 97 million people in about 88 countries each year and that ...

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‘Humanity waging war on nature’: UN chief warned

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned humanity must stop “waging war on nature” at the United Nations’ first ever summit on the biodiversity crisis on Wednesday. He said one consequence of the imbalance with nature – caused by deforestation, climate change and food production – was the emergence of deadly ...

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Latin American leaders push at UN for free Covid vaccine

UN: Latin American leaders have appealed at the United Nations for free access to a future Covid-19 vaccine, urging major powers to share their know-how for the sake of global well-being. Latin America has taken a heavy blow from Covid-19 with nearly nine million cases and more than 330,000 deaths, ...

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At UN, Pakistani leader calls India a sponsor of hate

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday assailed India’s Hindu nationalist government and its moves to cement control of Muslim-majority Kashmir, calling India a state sponsor of hatred and prejudice against Islam. Khan said at the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders that Islamophobia rules India and threatens the ...

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Erdogan in UN address calls Kashmir ‘a burning issue’

NEW YORK: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told the UN General Assembly that the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan was a “burning issue”, and called for resolving it through dialogue.’ In a speech made via video-link to the 193-member Assembly’s landmark 75th session, Erdogan said that steps taken ...

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US defies world to say Iran UN sanctions back in force

LONDON: The United States unilaterally proclaimed that United Nations sanctions against Iran were back in force and promised to punish those who violate them, in a move other major countries – including its allies – said lacked legal basis. The so-called snapback -announced last month – also drew a sharp ...

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UN Needs Billions More to Give Coronavirus Aid Across the World

LONDON: The United Nations is increasing to $10.3 billion its appeal for humanitarian aid funding to handle the fallout from the coronavirus crisis around the world. Jens Laerke, a spokesman for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said in Geneva on Friday that “the number of people ...

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