Friday, 19 July 2019

Tag Archives: United Nations

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 slams Taliban’s threat against Afghan media

UNITED NATIONS: The head of the United Nations mission in Afghanistan has denounced the Taliban for publicly threatening to turn media outlets in the war-torn country into military targets, stressing freedom of the press is critical and civilians should never be deliberately targeted with violence. Noting that “words must never ...

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Migrants dash to cross Peru border

LIMA: Thousands of Venezuelans have rushed to cross into Peru in a bid to beat the introduction of tougher migration laws. Under new laws introduced on Saturday, Venezuelans need to have a passport and visa to enter Peru. Authorities say about 6,000 Venezuelans crossed from neighbouring Ecuador alone on Thursday, ...

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UN concerned about rising US-Iran tensions

UNITED NATIONS: The United Nations voiced concern about increasingly bellicose rhetoric between the United States and Iran and called on them to dial down their remarks. The appeal came after President Donald Trump on Sunday warned that any attack from Iran would be met with a devastating US response that ...

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Hateful attacks pushing Sri Lanka backwards

UNITED NATIONS: Escalating religious-based violence in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka have prompted two senior United Nations officials  to call for an end to “hateful attacks” directed towards the country’s Muslim minority. “It is in the interest of all ethnic and religious groups in Sri Lanka , as ...

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389 registered Afghan families repatriated to Afghanistan: UNHCR

KABUL: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voluntary repatriated 389 registered Afghan families comprising 1,528 individuals to Afghanistan from Pakistan after the winter break, resumed on March 1. According to the UNHCR report issued here on Tuesday, the voluntary repatriation operation had been suspended for the winter period ...

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UN kicks off major climate change effort

UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls it the defining issue of our time: climate change is moving to the center stage at the United Nations, three years after the Paris agreement went into force. A major UN push for progress on climate change kicks off next week when Guterres travels ...

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UN backs resolution on sexual violence

UNITED NATIONS: The UN Security Council has called on warring parties around the globe to implement concrete commitments to fight what many speakers described as the heinous, barbaric and all-too-often silent phenomenon of sexual violence during conflict. Adopting resolution 2467 (2019) by a vote of 13 in favour to none ...

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