The United Nations has urged all “foreign” players to stop “interfering” in the conflict in Libya, just a day before a peace summit in Germany aimed at establishing a permanent ceasefire between the two warring sides in the North African country.
The UN warned of a “significant and extremely dangerous” escalation in the number of desert locusts descending on Kenya, as the government strives to contain the threat before it reaches the country’s food-producing regions.
Iran’s United Nations mission drew the world body’s attention to the United States’ repeated threats of using force against the country in the aftermath of Washington’s assassination of senior Iranian commander Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani.
The United Nations (UN) has called on world powers to renew a system for a cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to people in Syria that is due to expire later this week, stressing that there is no alternative to the current method.
Against the backdrop of persistent inequality, rising hatred, “a world at war and a warming planet”; with climate change as “a long-term problem” and “a clear and present danger”; UN Secretary General António Guterres said in his New Year’s message that “we cannot afford to be the generation that fiddled while the planet burned.”
The UN General Assembly approved a resolution Friday strongly denouncing human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention.
UN human rights rapporteur Agnes Callamard on Thursday condemned a Saudi court's death sentences over the 2018 killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul following a secretive trial which she called the "antithesis of justice."
The UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Rosemary DiCarlo has reiterated earlier remarks by the UN General Secretary that the body cannot verify US claims blaming Iran for attacks on Saudi Arabia's Aramco oil facilities.