Tuesday, 17 May 2022

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Pandemic fallout to be felt ‘for years’: UNODC

VIENNA – The coronavirus pandemic is pushing more people into drug use, while illicit cultivation could also get a boost, the UN said, warning that the crisis’s fallout was likely to be felt “for years to come”. The Vienna-based United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which each year ...

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UN warns of worst ‘cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes’

Refugees who fled the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region ride a bus going to the Village 8 temporary shelter, near the Sudan-Ethiopia border, in Hamdayet, eastern Sudan. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty/File) GENEVA – The UN rights chief called on Monday for “concerted action” to help recover from the worst global deterioration ...

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Pandemic plunges 100 million more workers into poverty

Photo – AFP GENEVA – The pandemic has pushed over 100 million more workers into poverty, the UN said Wednesday, after working hours plummeted and access to good quality jobs evaporated. In a report, the UN’s International Labour Organization (ILO) cautioned that the labour market crisis created by the pandemic ...

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Mali president and PM resign after arrest

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 20, 2021 Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and his delegation attend the inauguration of the new river port of Konna in central Mali. – Mali’s transitional President Bah Ndaw and Malian Prime Minister Moctar Ouane have resigned after the military arrested them ...

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UN chief calls for immediate end to Israeli aggression on Gaza

File Photo : Cristina Quicler/AFP UNITED NATIONS (Dunya News) – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate end to tensions following an Israeli aggression on Gaza. “I am deeply shocked by the continued air and artillery bombardment by the Israeli Defence Forces in Gaza,” Guterres said of the ...

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200 rights groups push for UN arms embargo on Myanmar

Reuters Photo LONDON – More than 200 civil society groups, including Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, called on the UN Security Council on Wednesday to impose an arms embargo on Myanmar to help protect civilians peacefully protesting a military coup. Since the military seized power on Feb 1 and ousted an ...

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