Thursday, 20 January 2022

Tag Archives: United Nations

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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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 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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