UN Secretary-General says AU is the organization’s most important partner

Strong cooperation with the African Union (AU) is essential for the United Nations to be able to fulfill its mandate, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the two organizations signed a new agreement to bolster their collaboration on range of global issues. Image shows United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and Moussa Faki, Chairperson … Continue reading UN Secretary-General says AU is the organization’s most important partner

E-waste contains $55 billion worth of recoverable materials despite threats to life

The growing volume of electronic waste, including discarded products with a battery or plug, such as mobile phones, laptops, televisions, refrigerators and electrical toys, poses a major threat to the environment and human health, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. “Environmental protection is one of the three pillars of sustainable development […] E-waste management is … Continue reading E-waste contains $55 billion worth of recoverable materials despite threats to life

More than 100 million people are falling into poverty each year – U. N.

According to a United Nations-sponsored study, at least half of the world's population cannot obtain essential health services, and nearly 100 million people are being pushed into extreme poverty each year due to the out-of-pocket health expenses they must pay. “It is completely unacceptable that half the world still lacks coverage for the most essential health services,” … Continue reading More than 100 million people are falling into poverty each year – U. N.

2017 may prove to be the second-hottest year on record

A group of weather experts from the United Nations have warned that 2017 may prove the second-hottest year on record and based on the available facts, serious negotiations on international climate change have begun in Germany. The year 2016 is adjudged the warmest while 2015 trailed behind. According to the record, those years were up … Continue reading 2017 may prove to be the second-hottest year on record

UN condemns attack on its Officials in Mali

A logistic convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) suffered a terrorist attack which killed three Chadian peacekeepers and left two injured on 26 October, 2017. Speaking with anger and sadness after the horrific attack, Secretary-General António Guterres condemned the men and reason behind such callous moves. Seven other peacekeepers have … Continue reading UN condemns attack on its Officials in Mali

World Development Information Day / 24 October, 2017

Established on 19 December, 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Development Information Day will be observed around the world on 24 October, 2017. Proclamation of the annual event was timed to coincide with the celebration of United Nations' Day; its main objective is to draw the attention to the world's public-opinion on developmental problems … Continue reading World Development Information Day / 24 October, 2017

North Korea’s Nuclear Program calls for a Drastic Measure

The United Nations atomic energy chief has called North Korea's nuclear armament programme, a cause of grave concern. Noting signs suggesting that a nuclear plant in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) could be operating, the head of the United Nations atomic agency called on the country’s leadership to comply fully with its obligations … Continue reading North Korea’s Nuclear Program calls for a Drastic Measure

UN Leaders want Security Council to take appropriate actions against the DPRK

The top United Nations political official today urged the Security Council to remain united and take appropriate action against Sunday's nuclear explosive test conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). “The latest serious developments require a comprehensive response in order to break the cycle of provocations from the DPRK,” said Jeffrey Feltman, Under-Secretary-General … Continue reading UN Leaders want Security Council to take appropriate actions against the DPRK

Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, Russian Ambassador to the UN, dies at 64

Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, formerly a Russian ambassador to the United Nations (UN), has died at the age of 64. http://www.ilgiornale.it/sites/default/files/foto/2017/02/20/1487613415-vitaly-churkin-3.jpg He died yesterday 20 February, 2017,  in New York just one day away from his 65th birthday. Churkin has been described as "an extremely capable diplomat" who fought hard to defend Russia's interest in world … Continue reading Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin, Russian Ambassador to the UN, dies at 64

Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to the United Nations

Ban Ki-moon bade goodbye to staff and delegates at the United Nations headquarters on 31 December, 2016, after spending ten years with the intergovernmental organization. The South Korean diplomat served as the UN Secretary-General between 1 January 2007 - 31 December, 2016. In his farewell speech to the staff and Permanent Representatives at the event held in … Continue reading Ban Ki-moon bids farewell to the United Nations

The newly elected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits China today 28 November

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has confirmed in an official statement that Mr Antonio Guterres, the newly elected United Nations Secretary-General, will arrive China today 28 November. The former Portuguese Prime Minister [1995-2002] is said to be on a 2-day visit in honor of an invitation from the Asian nation's authorities.   According to the news update, … Continue reading The newly elected UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visits China today 28 November

Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe threatens UN with a Splinter Group

Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe issued warnings to the United Nations on Saturday, saying that the African Union will set plans in motion to form a splinter group with countries such as Russia, China and India if the U.N. Security Council did not include members of his continent next year. Image: Robert Mugabe The 92-year-old president … Continue reading Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe threatens UN with a Splinter Group