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UN Condemns Protesters Who Stormed Libya Parliament

Protesters stormed parliament to demonstrate over deteriorating living conditions and political deadlock. A senior United Nations official for Libya has condemned the storming of the parliament’s headquarters by angry demonstrators as part of protests in several cities against the economic turmoil and the political deadlock in the country. Hundreds of protesters marched in the streets of the capital, Tripoli, and […]

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UN Rights Council: Taliban Seek To Erase Women, Girls From Public Life 

GENEVA — Delegates attending an urgent debate at the U.N. Human Rights Council on the status of women and girls in Afghanistan are urging the international community to exert maximum pressure on the Taliban. In opening Friday’s debate, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet accused the Taliban of systematic oppression and of the exclusion of women and girls from public life […]

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U.N. Secretary-General — World Faces ‘Real Risk’ Of Multiple Famines

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told an international conference on food security held recently that the world is facing the “real risk” of multiple famines this year and that 2023 could be even worse. “The war in Ukraine has compounded problems that have been brewing for years: climate disruption; the COVID-19 pandemic; the deeply unequal recovery,” Guterres said by video message […]

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What’s At Stake As UN Taliban Travel Ban Waiver Set To Expire?

The Trump-backed waiver allows sanctioned Taliban leaders to travel abroad for negotiations. A waiver that exempts top Taliban officials from a long-standing United Nations travel ban and related sanctions is set to expire, with rights groups saying the restrictions should be reimposed based on the group’s oppression of women since taking power last year. The United States has not given […]

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Taliban Rebuff UN Calls For Reversing Rules On Afghan Women

ISLAMABAD — The Afghan Taliban have turned down renewed calls by the United Nations for the Islamist rulers to reverse restrictions on the human rights of women in Afghanistan, saying they are in line with local religious and cultural values. The hard-line group’s foreign ministry issued a statement Friday rejecting U.N. concerns as “unfounded.” It urged the global community “not to […]

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UN ‘Concerned’ About Risks Of Global Hunger Due To Ukraine War

As Ukraine war threatens food security globally, UN chief says he’s ‘deeply concerned’ about hunger becoming widespread. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said he is deeply concerned about hunger becoming widespread as the war in Ukraine threatens food security in different parts of the world. Speaking alongside Austria’s chancellor and foreign minister in Vienna on Wednesday, Guterres also said talks were going […]

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“We Must Increase Our Resolve,” Says Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly said Putin is trying to “twist history” amid the commemoration of the end of World War II “to justify his unprovoked and brutal war against Ukraine”. “As war again rages in Europe, we must increase our resolve to resist those who now seek to manipulate historical memory in order to advance their own ambitions,” Blinken […]

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UN Secretary-General Underscores The Value Of Multilateralism

While addressing the current war situation in Ukraine, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres noted that the events on the ground had produced a negative global impact. He said we are currently faced with “a dramatic acceleration of the increases of the prices for food and energy, that was already taking place in the last year, are causing enormous suffering to hundreds […]

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres — “Two Different Positions On What Is Happening In Ukraine” 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “It is clear that there are two different positions on what is happening in Ukraine.” He said the Russian Federation holds the view that “what is taking place is a special military operation with the objectives that were announced.” Whereas “according to the UN, in line with the resolutions passed by the General Assembly, Russia’s […]

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The Five Countries That Voted Against The UN Resolution On Russia

1. Belarus — an authoritarian regime led by Alexander Lukashenko, allowed his military to participate in joint drills with Russian troops in Belarus. 2. Syria — led by President Bashar al-Assad, reportedly said, “events in Ukraine are a correction of history and restoration of balance which was lost in the world after the breakup of the Soviet Union.” 3. North […]