Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts
Showing posts with label United Nations. Show all posts

Friday, November 20, 2020

UN prepares for 200,000 refugees from Ethiopia conflict - RTÉ

200,000 refugees from Ethiopia conflict

Rebels from Ethiopia's Tigray region fired rockets at the capital of neighbouring Amhara region, Amhara authorities said, raising concern that a conflict between the insurgents and the central government could spill into a wider war.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

UN warns of Yemen famine; no aid from Saudis, UAE, Kuwait

The UN's humanitarian chief warned on Tuesday "the spectre of famine" has returned to war-torn Yemen and for the first time singled out Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait for giving nothing to this year's $3.4bn appeal for desperately needed aid.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

UNSC adopts resolution to protect children in armed conflict

UNSC adopts resolution to protect children in armed conflict
The Security Council on Monday adopted a resolution aimed at a framework for mainstreaming protection, rights, well-being and empowerment of children throughout the conflict cycle.

Friday, June 8, 2018

U.N. Security Council sanctions accused Libyan human traffickers

a migrant slave auction in Libya
The United Nations Security Council sanctioned six accused leaders of human trafficking networks operating inside Libya on Friday -- marking the first time traffickers have been put on an international sanctions list.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

UN Urges US to Immediately Stop Detaining Migrants, Separating Children

UN Urges US to Immediately Stop Detaining Migrants, Separating Children
The United Nations called on the United States on Tuesday to stop detaining irregular migrant families and separating children at the southern border, saying it contravened the law.

Friday, April 27, 2018

U.N. rights chief decries Israel's excessive use of force in Gaza

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein
Israel must stop the excessive use of force by its security forces along the Gaza border and must hold to account those responsible for the many deaths and injuries sustained by Palestinians in the past month, the U.N. human rights chief said on Friday.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

UN officials call for new approach to sustaining peace

sustaining peace
United Nations officials on Tuesday urged a gathering of world leaders and high-ranking representatives of member states and other representatives to help strengthen a new approach to sustaining peace, which aims to put prevention at the heart of UN's work.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

UN welcomes inter-Korean summit, ready to offer assistance

UN welcomes inter-Korean summit
The United Nations on Tuesday welcomed the forthcoming summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and South Korea, saying it was ready to assist the process.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Germany, France urge Russia to pressure Syria for 'immediate' ceasefire

Germany, France urge Russia to pressure Syria
The leaders of Germany and France have urged Russia to exert "maximum pressure" on Syria for an "immediate" implementation of a UN ceasefire in the war-ravaged country, Berlin said.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Abbas calls for international peace conference at UNSC

United Nations
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has called for an international peace conference to convene by mid-2018 in order to restart the stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

China: Foreign leaders send Lunar New Year greetings

Lunar New Year of the Dog
Foreign leaders around the world sent their greetings and good wishes to Chinese celebrating the Chinese New Year, expressing their will to further develop relations with China.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

UN Security Council considers demanding 30-day Syria truce

UN Security Council considers demanding 30-day Syria truce
The UN Security Council is considering a draft resolution demanding a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for urgent deliveries of humanitarian aid, according to the text seen by AFP on Friday.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2017 becomes deadliest year for UN personnel: union

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Seventy-one UN staff and contractors were killed in line of duty in 2017, making it the deadliest year ever for personnel of the world body, said the United Nations Staff Union on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

UN Syria Envoy Says Vienna Talks at ‘Very Critical Moment’

Vienna Talks at ‘Very Critical Moment’
The UN special envoy for Syria said Wednesday that peace talks due to resume in Vienna on Thursday are taking place “at a very, very critical moment”.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

UN chief warns about grave dangers threatening world

dangers threatening world
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in a new year message expressed his deep concern over big dangers lurking around every corner in the world.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Abbas says Palestinians will not accept US peace plan

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that his people would "no longer accept" any peace plan proposed by the US following its decision to unilaterally recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Saudi Arabia Still Blocking Aid to Yemen despite Pledge to Lift Siege

Saudi Arabia Still Blocking Aid to Yemen despite Pledge to Lift Siege
Aid agencies said Saudi Arabia had not fulfilled its promise to reopen humanitarian aid corridors into northern Yemen on Thursday, leaving the main aid lifeline closed for tens of thousands of starving people.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Saudi-led coalition to lift blockade on UN aid to Yemen

UN aid to Yemen
The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has said the airport in the capital Sana'a and a key Red Sea port, Hudaydah, will re-open to United Nations aid shipments today.

UNHCR’s Angelina Jolie Urges Yemenis ‘Deserve Same Compassion’ as Ukrainian Refugees - Sputnik International

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Sunday that its special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, ...