Honduras goes to the polls Sunday amid growing concern over increasing violence, according to the United Nations' High Commissioner for Human Rights (former Chilean two-time President Michelle Bachelet), the Croatian MEP Željana Zovko, head of the European Union's (EU) Observation Mission.Add your comment!
By Gwynne Dyer – “The world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7 C of heating,” said UN Secretary General António Guterres. “There is a high risk of failure of COP26.” That’s the global climate summit that meets every five years (but was postponed last year because of the pandemic) to plot a course away from climate disaster.
The United States is returning to the United Nations Human Rights Council next January, after having withdrawn in 2018 under the Donald Trump administration. Washington secured 168 votes, far more than the simple majority of 97 required and will sit for the next three years.
Climate change is expected to take its toll soon in the form of floods, hurricanes and droughts which will result in spreading water shortages worldwide, the United Nations weather agency warned in a report.
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Saturday asked the Chilean Government to guarantee and protect the rights of migrant children, following violent incidents involving foreign citizens in the city port Iquique, which has been flocked by undocumented migrants.
Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou Wednesday told the United Nations' 76th General Assembly that the COVID-19 pandemic has “finally shown and revealed strengths and weaknesses” in the world.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Tuesday rang the alarm during his speech at the 76th General Assembly in New York City, saying the world “has never been so threatened or so divided” before.
Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro was pictured Sunday evening eating pizza in the streets of New York City after not being allowed into any local restaurant because he is not vaccinated against COVID-19.
Due to President Luis Lacalle Pou's trip to Mexico and the United States on his first mission abroad lasting more than 48 hours, Vice President Beatriz Argimón has become the country's interim head of state.
The Chinese biologist Qu Dongyu, who has been serving as Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), has called on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to rely on innovation and digitalization to speed up the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).