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Violent Attempt At US Capitol To ‘overturn’ Election, Shocking And Incendiary: Independent UN Experts

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 9:57 am | United Nations

<img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2101/d5ddb152d41185f1e9c6.jpeg" width="720" height="326"> Unsplash/ElevenPhotographs The US Capitol building in Washington D.C. A group of independent UN rights experts released ... More >>

Guterres Commends Libya Forum For Breakthrough On Interim Leadership Deal

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 9:52 am | United Nations

Peace and Security The UN Secretary-Genera l has praised the breakthrough made by a key committee of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum at the weekend, over an interim political leadership deal, ahead of nationwide elections at the end of the year. ... More >>

Israel: Ensure Equal COVID-19 Vaccine Access To Palestinians – UN Independent Experts

Friday, 15 January 2021, 9:15 am | United Nations

“In this early stage of the worldwide inoculation programme, Israel has delivered the vaccines to a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country”, said Special Rapporteurs Michael Lynk and Tlaleng Mofokeng. While noting that Israel has ... More >>

Insecurity And Bureaucracy Hampering Aid To Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1:03 pm | United Nations

Nearly three months after the start of conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive assistance, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, citing information from its humanitarian coordination agency, OCHA ... More >>

Mali Transition Presents Opportunity To Break ‘vicious Circle Of Political Crises’

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 12:44 pm | United Nations

Following the 18 August mutiny that ousted President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, Special Representative and Head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali ( MINUSMA ) Mahamat Saleh Annadif, said the country was now four months in, to a planned 18-month transition ... More >>

Uganda: UN Chief Calls For ‘inclusive, Transparent And Peaceful’ Elections

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 9:04 am | United Nations

With presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 14 January, SecretaryGeneral António Guterres raised concern over reports of violence and tensions inparts of the country and implored all political actors and their supportersto ... More >>

UN Counter-terrorism Chief Urges Continued Vigilance Against ‘real’ Ongoing Threat

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 2:59 pm | United Nations

“Terrorist activity has shown that we must remain extremely vigilant: the threat remains real and even direct for many States”, Vladimir Voronkov said, speaking from New York. He warned that the COVID-19 pandemic has only amplified the need for ... More >>

Get COVID-19 Vaccinations For ‘high-risk’ Populations Underway Within 100 Days Worldwide, Tedros Urges

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 1:03 pm | United Nations

There needs to be a “collective commitment” to get vaccinations underway worldwide for health workers and others who are at high risk of catching COVID-19, within the next 100 days, said the UN health agency chief on Monday. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus ... More >>

Guterres To Seek Second Five-year Term As UN Secretary-General

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 10:34 am | United Nations

António Guterres confirmed on Monday that he will be seeking a second five-year term as UN Secretary-General, which would begin in January 2022. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2101/8264df571a08913567bd.jpeg" width="720" height="432"> Briefing correspondents at UN ... More >>

South Sudan: Timely Action By Ghanaian Peacekeepers Proves ‘every Second Counts’

Monday, 11 January 2021, 12:28 pm | United Nations

Ghanaian peacekeepers at the UN Mission in South Sudan ( UNMISS ) have been commended for their lifesaving support to a man who was severely wounded during recent violent inter-communal clashes in the north of the country. Their timely efforts in stabilizing ... More >>

UN Chief Highlights Need For Climate Action, Pandemic Response

Monday, 11 January 2021, 12:02 pm | United Nations

In his first major speech of the year, the UN Secretary-General underlined the need for global cooperation to address today’s challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. António Guterres was speaking on Sunday during a virtual event ... More >>

WHO Warns Of COVID-19 ‘tipping Point’ As Cases Rise Across Europe

Friday, 8 January 2021, 12:07 pm | United Nations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a “tipping point” in the fight against COVID-19, amid surging cases in Europe and the fresh challenge of a mutating virus. “We were prepared for a challenging start to 2021 and it has been just that”, ... More >>

Summit Shows New Surge In Action And Ambition On Road To Glasgow Climate Conference

Monday, 14 December 2020, 4:05 pm | United Nations

Concrete plans and new pledges from 75 countries, businesses, sectors, cities bring Paris Agreement goals a step closer, highlight work ahead New York, London, Paris, 12 December — Global climate leaders took a major stride towards a resilient, net ... More >>

Experts Support UN Secretary-General’s Call For Major Effort In 2021 To Achieve The $100 Billion Climate Finance Goal

Monday, 14 December 2020, 3:58 pm | United Nations

New report recommends key actions to ramp up climate financing to developing countries New York, 11 December – Meeting the pledge by developed countries to mobilize at least US$100 billion a year to support developing countries in mitigating and adapting ... More >>

The UN Secretary-General Speaks On The State Of The Planet

Thursday, 3 December 2020, 4:35 pm | United Nations

On 2 December at Columbia University, the UN Secretary-General delivered a landmark speech on the state of the planet, setting the stage for dramatically scaled-up ambition on climate change over the coming year. THE SECRETARY-GENERAL -- ADDRESS AT COLUMBIA ... More >>

UN Sustainable Development Goals | Goal 13: Take Urgent Action To Combat Climate Change And Its Impacts

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 5:32 pm | United Nations

2019 was the second warmest year on record and the end of the warmest decade (2010- 2019) ever recorded. Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere rose to new records in 2019. Climate change is affecting every country ... More >>

The Paris Agreement

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 5:14 pm | United Nations

Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (second left), Former Executive Director of UNFCCC - Christiana Figueres (left), Former Foreign Minister of France and President of the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21) - Laurent Fabius, and Former ... More >>

UN Secretary-General's Spokesman - On Attacks In Vienna, Austria

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 2:59 pm | United Nations

The Secretary-General is following with utmost concern the still evolving situation in Vienna’s city centre where violent attacks in several places have been reported today, with at least one bystander killed and several others wounded, including members ... More >>

South African President Warns Pandemic Has Set Back African Development

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 10:18 am | United Nations

Despite the continent-wide approach taken by African countries to combat COVID-19, the pandemic has set back their development aspirations, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Speaking ... More >>

Sign Of The Times: COVID-19 Response And Recovery Must Be Accessible Says Guterres

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 10:13 am | United Nations

In his message for the day, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed encouragement that some countries have been providing public health announcements and information on COVID-19 with national sign language interpretation. And he repeated his call ... More >>