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Iran Rejects UN Investigation Into Protests

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman carried a gas mask in a reference to Germany’s alleged supply of chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war as he denounced the UN investigation. Tehran, Iran – Iran has said it will not cooperate with a United Nations fact-finding mission on its response to ongoing anti-government demonstrations due to what it calls the investigation’s “political” nature. Tehran […]

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G7 Calls For ‘Significant’ UN Response To North Korea Missile Launches

ROME — The United Nations’ Security Council needs to take “significant measures” in response to the latest intercontinental ballistic missile launch by North Korea, foreign ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) major industrialized nations said Sunday. The Security Council is set to discuss North Korea in a meeting Monday at the request of the United States, following the latest […]

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UN Head — Cooperate Or Perish

António Guterres told world leaders at the opening of the Cop27 UN climate summit in Egypt on Monday: “We are in the fight of our lives, and we are losing … And our planet is fast approaching tipping points that will make climate chaos irreversible. “We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot on the accelerator.” He […]

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Haiti Faces Food Security Problems

A record 4.7 million people in Haiti are facing acute hunger, including 19,000 in catastrophic famine conditions for the first time, in a slum controlled by gangs in the capital, according to a report released on Friday. The UN World Food Program and Food & Agriculture Organization said unrelenting crises have trapped Haitians in a cycle of growing desperation, without […]

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U.S. Seeks Multinational Security Help For Haiti

The United States has drafted a United Nations Security Council resolution that will encourage the “immediate deployment of a multinational rapid action force” to Haiti to address the nation’s worst security and health crisis in decades. The draft resolution, confirmed by multiple U.S. and UN officials, comes in response to a call by UN Secretary-General António Guterres last week for […]

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UN Chief Backs Haitian Call For International Armed Force

NEW YORK — The United Nations Secretary-General is urging the international community to respond to a request from Haiti’s government and urgently consider sending an international specialized armed force to the Caribbean Island nation to address spiraling insecurity and a deepening humanitarian crisis. “Considering the extremely grave situation, international efforts to enhance support for the HNP [Haitian National Police] must aim […]

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Somalia Will Eliminate Terrorism, President Tells UN General Assembly

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud vowed this week that his government will eradicate the threat of al-Shabab and other terrorist groups in his country. “We are now confident that with enhanced public support, our government will eliminate terrorism from Somalia,” Mohamud said in his address Sept. 22, 2022, to the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Somali army forces backed […]

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Mahsa Amini: UN Calls For Inquiry Into Iranian Woman’s Death

UN says Amini’s death and allegations of torture must be ‘promptly’ investigated, but Iranian police deny she was beaten. The United Nations has demanded an independent investigation into the death of an Iranian woman, Mahsa Amini, in the custody of Iran’s morality police, but authorities have denied allegations that she was beaten or mistreated. “Mahsa Amini’s tragic death and allegations of […]

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UN Says 50 Million People Worldwide Stuck In ‘Modern Slavery’

The pandemic, armed conflicts, and climate change have exacerbated conditions, trapping people in forced labor or marriage. The number of people trapped in forced labor or forced marriage and other crises has swelled by a fifth in recent years to about 50 million on any given day, the United Nations’ International Labor Organization (ILO) said on Monday. The study by […]

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UN Sees Food Prices Fall

According to press reports, the UN’s Food Prices Index has fallen for the fifth straight month, a sign that one of the main pressures pushing up the cost of living around the world could ease. The index fell to 138 in August and is now lower than it was before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  The countries were both major exporters […]