UN investigators visit Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine

Members of International Atomic Energy Agency mission stand by UN vehicles before heading to Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant [Gleb Garanich/Reuters] Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant went offline, Russian-appointed authorities claim Europe's largest nuclear plant has stopped supplying Ukrainian-held territories with electricity as a team of inspectors from the UN nuclear watchdog continued their mission at the … Continue reading UN investigators visit Europe’s largest nuclear plant in Ukraine

The UN and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) collaborating to protect nuclear power plant in Ukraine

International experts en route to nuclear power plant A long-awaited visit by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to the Zaporizhzhia power plant in Ukraine “is now on its way,” the UN body announced on Monday.  The IAEA has sought to gain access to the plant -- the biggest in Europe -- for months after it … Continue reading The UN and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) collaborating to protect nuclear power plant in Ukraine

Zelenskyy holding talks with Turkish president, UN chief

(From left to right) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands at the end of their press conference following the talks in western Ukrainian city of Lviv on August 18, 2022. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday discussed prospects for ending the Russia-Ukraine conflict with visiting … Continue reading Zelenskyy holding talks with Turkish president, UN chief

Nigeria’s Umar Yakubu elected into UN Convention Against Corruption board

Center for Fiscal Transparency and Integrity Watch (CFTIW), Executive Director, Umar Yakubu has been elected to represent sub-Saharan Africa at the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) Coalition Board. Yakubu was elected in a highly competitive process in the 3rd round of the preferential vote to emerge as the African representative. In a statement on … Continue reading Nigeria’s Umar Yakubu elected into UN Convention Against Corruption board

UN Security Council fails to pass draft resolution on Ukraine

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com The United Nations Security Council failed on Friday to pass a draft resolution on the Ukraine-Russia crisis. The draft, proposed by the United States and Albania, was rejected because it was vetoed by the council's permanent member Russia. Any negative vote, known as a veto, from the council's five permanent … Continue reading UN Security Council fails to pass draft resolution on Ukraine

UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

A peacekeeper has died and four others seriously injured in Mali’s volatile north, near the Algerian border when an improvised explosive device went off, the United Nations said. Photo by Mathias P.R. Reding on Pexels.com “One dead and three seriously injured after one of our teams hit an improvised explosive device near Tessalit,” close to … Continue reading UN peacekeeper killed in Mali

UN defends statement on the sale and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called for a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems that threaten human rights until adequate safeguards are in place to ensure the technology will not be abused. “We cannot afford to continue playing catch-up regarding AI – allowing … Continue reading UN defends statement on the sale and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems

Terrorists attack UN compound in Afghanistan, police guard killed

An Afghan police guard was killed Friday when a United Nations compound came under attack in Herat, officials said, as fighting raged between government forces and the Taliban on the outskirts of the western city. Violence has surged across the country since early May, when the Taliban launched a sweeping offensive as the US-led foreign forces began a final … Continue reading Terrorists attack UN compound in Afghanistan, police guard killed

Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

The U.N. General Assembly unanimously elected Antonio Guterres to a second term as secretary-general on Friday, giving him another five years at the helm of the 193-member organization at a time a deeply divided world faces numerous conflicts, the growing impact of climate change, and a pandemic still circling the globe. Antonio Guterres Ambassadors in … Continue reading Antonio Guterres elected second time as the UN Secretary-General

George Floyd: UN High Commissioner calls on the US to ensure safety of journalists

Several journalists from different countries have been attacked by US police while covering the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has called on US authorities to ensure that "reporters can do their work free from attacks or repression" during the Floyd protests. New York City … Continue reading George Floyd: UN High Commissioner calls on the US to ensure safety of journalists

In remembrance of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Due to COVID-19, the traditional commemorative meeting of the General Assembly to mark the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda was postponed. However, on April 7th, the public is invited to reflect on one of the darkest chapters in human history when more than one million people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, … Continue reading In remembrance of the 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

China calls on governments to exploit UN-approved right to development

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a resolution on the right to development with overwhelming victory, emphasizing an urgent need to make the right to development a reality for everyone. The resolution, jointly proposed by China and the Non-Aligned Movement, stresses that the responsibility for managing worldwide economic and social issues and … Continue reading China calls on governments to exploit UN-approved right to development

United Nations fighting corruption in El Salvador

The United Nations said on Thursday it will send a delegation to El Salvador within days as a first step toward supporting a newly unveiled national commission to combat corruption in the Central American country. Salvadoran Vice President Felix Ulloa welcomed the move, which was announced after he met with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres … Continue reading United Nations fighting corruption in El Salvador

World leaders condemn Sri Lanka attacks

More than 200 have been killed and hundreds injured by a series of explosions inside churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as Christians gathered for services to celebrate Easter. In a statement, UN chief António Guterres said he was "outraged by the terror attacks" and called for the perpetrators to be "swiftly brought to justice". According to … Continue reading World leaders condemn Sri Lanka attacks

We need LOVE to win against AIDS

The need to embrace love and strengthen partnerships was highlighted by the United Nations (UN) ahead of this year's AIDS Day celebrations. On a possibility that the world can end AIDS epidemic by 2030, Michel Sidibé (Executive Director of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS) delivered a lecture for the Day, which which goes by … Continue reading We need LOVE to win against AIDS