18 Nov 2022

‘Loss and damage’ negotiations dominate COP27’s final day

Global climate talks are on the final scheduled day of negotiations. Chances of a deal remain unclear. The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt was expected to go past the deadline on Friday and into the weekend. Nations have been deadlocked over creating a fund for countries impacted by

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02 Nov 2022

UN troops in DRC make ‘strategic withdrawal’ from key army base

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has ceded ground in the battle against the M23 rebel group. Troops have been withdrawn from the eastern military base of Rumangabo. The UN troops have been supporting Congolese forces in a battle against the M23. M23 launched

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21 Oct 2022

UN agency calls on Myanmar’s neighbors to protect asylum seekers

A United Nations refugee agency has begun appealing to countries neighboring Myanmar to end the return of asylum seekers back to Myanmar. People are fleeing Myanmar due to indiscriminate violence against civilians, which has been occurring across the country. Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic armed groups in several border

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13 Oct 2022

UN General Assembly condemns Russia annexation

The United Nations held  a vote to condemn Russia’s attempts to annex four regions of Ukraine. 143 countries supported the resolution to condemn Russia, while 35 states abstained from voting. Five countries rejected the vote, North Korea, Belarus, Syria, Nicauragua and Russia.  While this was a symbolic vote, it was

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21 Sep 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine ‘tramples’ UN charter according to Japan PM

Fumio Kishida, Japanese Prime Minister, has called for reforms after he expressed disappointment in the United Nations Security Council’s failure to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The reforms he called for would allow the UN to better defend global peace and order. The reform proposed addresses the system that

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13 Sep 2022

UN warns of ‘serious threat’ from Syria cholera outbreak

A cholera outbreak has posed a serious threat to people in Syria and the wider area according to the United Nations. UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria Imran Riza said the cholera outbreak is believed to be linked to contaminated irrigation water that has been watering crops, or from

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09 Sep 2022

UN chief visits flood-hit Pakistan, appeals for ‘massive’ help

The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appealed for global support on behalf of Pakistan due to unprecedented flooding has killed almost 1,400 people and destroyed over a million people’s homes. Guterres landed in the Pakistani capital early on Friday morning and was received by Hina Rabbani Khar, the Pakistani

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01 Sep 2022

UN, China present opposed reports on Uighurs in Xinjiang

The United Nations human rights office has released a report after investigating the conditions for the Uighur ethnic minority in China. The report details grave human rights abuse against the Uighurs and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang and states that the treatment carried out by China may amount to crimes

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29 Aug 2022

UN team leaves for Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

An inspection team from the United Nations nuclear watchdog is traveling to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The team is expected to arrive at the plant later this week. The plant has been occupied by Russian troops since March, and fighting near the plant has created global concern about the

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12 Aug 2022

Germany suspends military mission in Mali amid diplomatic tension

The local military-led government of Mali refused to give a United Nations peacekeeping mission fly-over rights on Friday. After this move, Germany has suspended most of its operations in the country until further notice. The operations included those of the reconnaissance forces and CH-53 transport flights.  Germany was prepared to

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