Saturday, April 13, 2024

Topic: UN

“New Year lies ahead. And with it, we see rays of hope,” UN in New Year Message

As the world enters 2021, after a “year of trials, tragedies and tears”, the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has delivered a message of hope for the new year.

World must be ready for next pandemic: UN on first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

The United Nations commemorated the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness on Sunday, underscoring the need to learn lessons from the coronavirus pandemic, and urging greater investments in preparedness, to confront future health emergencies.

UN expert asks outgoing US president: Pardon Wikileaks’ Assange

In an open letter to Donald Trump on Tuesday, an independent UN human rights expert asked the departing United States President to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.

UN ‘deeply troubled’ by impunity for killing of Palestinian children

UN independent human rights experts, on Thursday, called for an impartial and independent investigation into the killing of a 15-year-old child by Israeli security forces at a West Bank protest this month.

Families in Syria remain without respite after a decade of conflict: UN

As the end of another year of war looms, “families in Syria remain without respite after almost a decade of conflict”, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Human rights must be ‘front and centre’ of COVID-19 response: UN Secretary General

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for human rights to be put “front and centre” of COVID-19 response and recovery globally in order to achieve a better future for people everywhere.