Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro will meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, on Monday, in New York, before delivering the opening speech at the United Nations General Assembly, it was announced.1 comment
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) raised its average growth estimate for the region in 2021 to 5.2%, reflecting a rebound from the deep contraction of 6.8% registered in 2020 as a consequence of the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
United Nations has instructed peacekeeping missions to make contingency plans to leave since no agreement has been reached for the financial year beginning July first, and which could lead to a freeze of activities, diplomats revealed. The roadblock allegedly stems from China and African countries making multiple last-minute requests.
Falkland Islands’ Deputy Chair of the Legislative assembly, MLA Leona Roberts is part of the commission that stood before members of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) and delivered a speech that spoke of their personal histories as well as the future of the Falkland Islands as a whole.
Argentine foreign minister Felipe Solá requested United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to intercede before UK so that the British “consent to resume discussions” over the Falklands/Malvinas Islands.
Former Chilean President and current United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet Tuesday called for the release of Nicaraguan opposition politicians who have been placed under arrest by the Daniel Ortega regime over the past three weeks.
The UN human rights office voiced concern on Friday that vague and overly broad provisions in the national security law for Hong Kong may lead to arbitrary interpretation and prosecutions of activists in violation of freedoms of assembly and expression.
More than 60 U.N. agencies and international organizations urged governments on Thursday to take immediate steps to address the unfolding global recession and financial crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in the world’s poorest countries.
The International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) annual report cites studies that reveal that, in young people aged between 16 and 19, early use of alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis leads to an increased likelihood of the use of opiates and cocaine in adulthood.
About 9.3 million Venezuelans don’t have access to enough food to meet minimum nutrition requirements, according to a study from the United Nations.