Tag Archives: United Nations

  • White supremacy a ‘transnational threat’, UN chief warns

    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Monday that white supremacy and neo-Nazi movements are becoming a "transnational threat" and have exploited the coronavirus pandemic to boost their support. ...

  • UN drug agency loosens global controls on cannabis, following WHO advice

    The UN drug agency’s member states on Wednesday narrowly voted to remove cannabis from the most tightly controlled category of narcotic drugs, following the World Health Organization’s recommendation to make research into its medical use. ...

  • UN and world leaders meet to forge path to end pandemic

    The UN General Assembly president opened the world body’s first special session on COVID-19 Thursday, calling it a historic and overdue moment of reckoning to forge a path to end the pandemic. ...

  • China’s election to UN human rights council draws world-wide ire

    The re-election of countries like China and Pakistan to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) amid opposition from various rights groups drew condemnation from various quarters on Wednesday. ...

  • China and Russia win seats on UN Human Rights council

    China, Russia and Cuba won seats on the UN’s premiere human rights body Tuesday despite opposition from activist groups over their abysmal human rights records, but another target, Saudi Arabia, lost. ...

  • ‘China Doesn’t See Us as Friends’: Patel’s Letter to Nehru in 1950

    These are some of the questions which occur to my mind. It is possible that a consideration of these matters may lead us into wider questions of our relationship with China, Russia, America, Britain and Burma. ...

  • 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. ...