The United Nations has not received any requests to investigate the deadly explosion in Beirut’s port, a U.N. spokesman said on Friday after French President Emmanuel Macron called for an international inquiry.Add your comment!
United Kingdom has named Dame Barbara Woodward as its permanent representative to the United Nations, its most senior diplomat to the New York-based body. Dame Barbara, currently British ambassador to China, is a previous international director of UK Border Force.Add your comment!
Some gold, diamond and bauxite mines in the Venezuelan Amazon are largely controlled by criminal gangs who exploit, beat, and even kill workers, a United Nations investigation has found. Venezuelan security and military forces fail to prevent crimes and have participated in some violence against miners, the UN human rights office said in a report on Wednesday.
The global pandemic has hammered Argentina's economy, which is now expected to shrink around 12% this year, driving millions into poverty and leaving almost six out of every 10 children and adolescents below the poverty line, United Nations data show.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on the world to strengthen multilateral cooperation, saying a global approach has been the key to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
The UN budget for peacekeeping operations will remain at US$6.5 billion under an agreement reached overnight among the UN's 193 member states, diplomats said on Tuesday.
A study carried out by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Unctad, pointed out that disruptions to the economic and social sectors by the pandemic have caused a dramatic decline in trade.
”We need global solidarity to ensure that every person, everywhere, has access”, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a video message to the Global Vaccine Summit, convened to find and fund collective solutions for Covid-19-related vaccines and to strengthen routine immunization commitments and resources for other preventable diseases.
China on Friday issued a statement calling on all UN member states to actively fulfill their financial obligations to the United Nations, stressing that Washington owes the organization more than US$2 billion.
Half of the world's workers are in danger of having their livelihoods destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, a United Nations agency has warned. The International Labour Organisation's updated analysis emphasizes its severe impact on people in informal work.