Tag: u.n.


Competing Interests For UN Spotlight At Annual Meeting

The war in Ukraine is likely to be the big topic for a second year when leaders gather at the U.N. General Assembly next week, but many developing countries are hoping to shine a light on issues important to them, including development, the economy, and climate. This year’s general assembly will take place after Asian countries met in Indonesia for […]


UN Deputy Chief Says Taliban’s Desire For Recognition Is Bargaining Chip On Rights

U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said recently that the international community’s best leverage to persuade the Taliban to reverse restrictions on Afghan women’s rights is the group’s desire for international recognition. She told reporters that the U.N. and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation are discussing holding a conference in March in the region on women in the Muslim world. Mohammed […]


At UN, Spotlight on Global Consequences Of Russia’s War

UNITED NATIONS — The global consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine were in the spotlight Tuesday at the U.N. General Assembly, as the annual debate got underway. Leaders spoke of the urgency to get fertilizer, in particular, to the world’s farmers at a reasonable price and in time for the planting season, which in some parts of the world has started […]


Hunger Plagues Millions Of Afghans

According to press reports, U.N. humanitarian chief Martin Griffiths said that 6 million Afghans are on the brink of famine, with winter around the corner and humanitarian appeals dramatically underfunded. In all, 24 million people need some kind of humanitarian assistance, and almost 19 million of them face acute hunger. An estimated 3 million children are acutely malnourished. Funds are […]


Crises Pushing Up Acute Malnutrition At Refugee Sites

GENEVA — The U.N. refugee agency, UNHCR, this week reported that global crises have combined to raise levels of acute malnutrition in dozens of refugee sites surveyed, most of them in Africa. UNHCR’s 2021 Annual Public Health Global Review was released Friday. UNHCR officials say they are concerned by their findings, which show a significant deterioration in the nutritional condition of refugees. Monitoring […]


North Korea — Don’t Mess With Us

According to press reports, North Korea sent a threat to the U.N. Security Council, warning the organization against criticisms of its nuclear program. Senior North Korean Foreign Ministry official Jo Chol Su told the council that it “had better think what consequences it will bring in the future in case it tries to encroach upon the sovereignty” of North Korea, The […]


Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Puts U.N. Security On Alert

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a press conference recently that if the U.N. Security Council doesn’t agree to extend the arms embargo against Iran, then the U.S. will seek to “snap back” multilateral sanctions on the regime. Pompeo made the remarks ahead of a briefing by U.N. Ambassador Kelly Craft and Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook to […]


UN General Assembly Votes — End Embargo On Cuba!

The UN General Assembly voted for an end to the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba for the 28th consecutive year. During a vote held recently, 187 Member States underlined their support for the resolution while Brazil and Israel joined the U.S. in voting no. Two countries—Colombia and Ukraine—abstained. “The blockade has caused incalculable […]


Trump Triumphant While Russia Calls For U.N. Security Council Meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump turned to his favorite media platform – Twitter to praise France and the United Kingdom for carrying out perfectly targeted air strikes against the Bashar al-Assad led Syrian government. “A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have […]


Jamaica Partners With The UN To Launch Campaign Against Human Trafficking

The Government of Jamaica has partnered with the United Nations to launch the Global Blue Heart Campaign Against Human Trafficking. The campaign is an international awareness initiative by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) to fight human trafficking and its impact on society. It seeks to encourage involvement and inspire action to help stop the crime. Permanent […]