Tag Archives: United Nations

  • Three billion under lockdown as UN warns virus threatens humanity

    More than three billion people are living under lockdown measures to stem the spread of the killer coronavirus that the United Nations warned Wednesday is threatening all of humanity. ...

  • US won’t grant Iran foreign minister visa for UN visit

    The US won't issue Iran's foreign minister a visa to travel to the United Nations later this week, contending there was not enough time to process the request. ...

  • UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets

    Marathon international climate talks ended Sunday with major polluters resisting calls to ramp up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponing the regulation of global carbon markets until next year. ...

  • US wants UN to take up Dalai Lama succession: envoy

    The US wants the UN to take up the Dalai Lama's succession in an intensifying bid to stop China from trying to handpick his successor, an envoy said after meeting the Tibetan leader. ...

  • UN adds Pakistani militant chief Masood Azhar to terror list

    The United Nations on Wednesday added Masood Azhar, the leader of a Pakistan-based Islamist group, to its list of global terrorists after China lifted its objections to the move. ...

  • UN chief raised Uyghurs plight with Chinese authorities

    Secretary-General Antonio Guterres raised the plight of an estimated 1 million Uyghurs incarcerated in re-education camps in China with Chinese authorities during a recent visit to Beijing. ...

  • UN says major funding needed to help southern Africa after cyclone

    The United Nations said Wednesday it will be seeking a "large" amount of funding from member-states to help deal with the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Idai. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Launch worldwide anti-terror movement against China

    Now is the time to vigorously pursue the cause of anti-terrorism in the world and in this process, a world wide anti-terrorist movement against China is much needed. ...

  • NS Venkataraman Need for global migrant policy

    Whether initiated by a government or due to ethnic conflicts, political unrest, or civil wars, people have been forced to flee their country and enter another region as illegal migrants. ...

  • World Refugee Day: 68.5 million people uprooted from home every year

    UNHCR said the refugee figures debunked the perception that a refugee crisis has affected developed countries in the North: 85% are in developing countries, many of them "desperately poor". ...