Thursday, 12 December 2019

Tag Archives: UN

Kashmir status remains unchanged: United Nations chief

NEW YORK: In a major endorsement of Pakistan’s principled position on Kashmir, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres made it clear that the UN position on this dispute continues to be governed by the UN Charter and the relevant Security Council resolutions. In a statement issued by his spokesperson Stephane Dujarric ...

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Pakistan to downgrade diplomatic relations with India, take Kashmir matter to UN

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Wednesday it will “downgrade” diplomatic relations and suspend bilateral trade with arch-rival India after New Delhi stripped its portion of the contested Kashmir region of special status. Neighbours China and Pakistan, which both claim parts of the region, have voiced fierce opposition to India’s move dropping a constitutional ...

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Climate crisis: Ethiopia plants 350m trees in a day

ADDIS ABABA: About 350m trees have been planted in a single day in Ethiopia, according to a government minister. The planting is part of a national “green legacy” initiative to grow 4bn trees in the country this summer by encouraging every citizen to plant at least 40 seedlings. Public offices ...

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UN chief stands ready to mediate Kashmir dispute

UNITED NATIONS: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres Tuesday renewed his good office offer aimed at resolving the decades-old Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, provided both sides agree. Replying to a question at a briefing about US President Donald Trump’s offer to mediate the Kashmir dispute, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Spokesman Farhan ...

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Iran FM at UN accuses US of ‘economic terrorism’

UNITED NATIONS: Iran´s foreign minister renewed accusations that the United States was waging “economic terrorism,” on a visit to the United Nations during which Washington has sharply curtailed his movements. After months of soaring tensions, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came to New York for a UN session on sustainable ...

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Hunger on the rise worldwide as 821 million affected: UN

UN: More than 821 million people suffered from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition worldwide last year, the United Nations reported – the third year in a row that the number has risen. After decades of decline, food insecurity began to increase in 2015 and reversing the trend is one of ...

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AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 – some 33 percent lower than in 2010 – the United Nations said, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up. An estimated 37.9 million people now live with HIV – a record 23.3 million ...

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UN conference to combat terrorism kicks off in Nairobi

NAIROBI: African counter-terrorism must be holistic, well-funded, underpinned by respect for human rights, and most importantly backed by strong political will to defeat terrorism, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. Guterres addressed the official opening of the African Regional High-Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism and the Prevention of Violent Extremism Conducive to ...

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World Renowned Ex-UN official jailed for child abuse

LONDON: A former UN official has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Nepal, officials said Tuesday, following a trial underscoring the country’s growing appeal for foreign paedophiles. Peter John Dalglish, 62, from Canada, a former high-profile humanitarian worker, was sentenced on Monday to terms of nine and seven years ...

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