Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Tag Archives: UN

Climate warming greenhouse gases at record levels: UN

LONDON: Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide were now far above pre-industrial levels, with no sign of a reversal of the upward trend, the Guardian quoted the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) report as saying. “The last time the Earth experienced a comparable concentration of CO2 was 3-5m years ago, ...

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UN passes Pakistan’s resolution on right to self-determination

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Third Committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues unanimously passed Pakistan’s resolution on the right to self-determination. Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi took to Twitter and said, “Introducing Pakistan’s resolution on the right of self-determination which ...

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2.3 million Venezuelans have fled crisis since 2015

UN: At least 2.3 million people have fled Venezuela’s economic and political crisis since 2015, the UN said, warning that host countries’ capacity to shelter them was now “severely strained”. The UN agencies for refugees and migration said that more than three million Venezuelans now live abroad. “Most of these ...

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Asia Bibi’s lawyer: EU, UN ‘forced’ him to flee the country

LONDON: The lawyer who saved a woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said yesterday that the UN and EU made him leave the country “against my wishes” because his life was at risk. Saiful Mulook, who is in the Netherlands, said he contacted a United Nations official in Islamabad ...

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France niqab ban violates human rights: UN

GENEVA: The UN Human Rights Committee said on Tuesday that France’s ban on the Niqab was a violation of human rights. France had failed to make the case for its ban and ordered it to review the legislation, the committee said in a statement. “In particular, the Committee was not persuaded ...

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UN child rights panel calls on Saudi Arabia to halt Yemen strikes

GENEVA: A United Nations human rights watchdog called on Saudi Arabia to halt its deadly air strikes against civilian targets in Yemen and to prosecute officials responsible for child casualties due to unlawful attacks. The censure by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child coincided with international concern ...

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Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador

WASHINGTON: Nikki Haley resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump’s national security team. Meeting Haley in the Oval Office, Trump said that Haley had done a “fantastic job” and would leave at the end of the year. “She told ...

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

INCHEON: Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented in scale,” the UN said in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster. Earth’s surface has warmed one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) – enough to ...

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UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

LONDON: Earth’s surface has warmed 1°C- enough to lift oceans and unleash a crescendo of deadly storms, floods and droughts – and is on track toward an unlivable 3°C or 4°C rise Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is “unprecedented ...

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US must lift Iran sanctions on ‘humanitarian’ goods: ICJ

The UN’s top court ordered the United States to lift sanctions on “humanitarian” goods to Iran that President Donald Trump reimposed after pulling out of Tehran’s nuclear deal. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) unanimously ruled that Washington “shall remove by means of its choosing any impediments arising from the measures announced ...

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