Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Tag Archives: UN

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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UN chief calls for more pandemic debt relief for poorer nations

UNITED NATIONS – UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for greater debt relief and new creative financing to help poorer nations deal with the pandemic and prevent their economic recoveries from falling behind. A “new debt mechanism” to provide more options — including debt swaps, buy-backs and cancellations – is needed, ...

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UN calls on humanity to end ‘war on nature,’ go

: As an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves comes to an end, the head of the United Nations challenged world leaders to make 2021 the year that humanity ends its “war on nature” and commits to a future free of planet-warming carbon pollution. With new reports highlighting ...

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