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  1. Nuclear-Armed Powers Squander $156.000 Every Minute on Their ‘MAD’ Policy

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jun 24 (IPS) - They call it MAD: Mutual Assured Destruction. It is about the nuclear-armed powers' doctrine of military strategy and national security policy. And they spent on their MAD policy more than 156.000 US dollars, every single minute, in just one year–2021.

  2. Talking to the Taliban ‘only way forward’ in Afghanistan

    - UN News

    The devastating earthquake on Wednesday is just one of several emergencies facing Afghanistan, and continued dialogue with the de facto Taliban authorities remains the only way to address ongoing challenges in the country, the Security Council heard on Thursday. 

  3. ‘De facto lethargy’ in Central African Republic, despite escalating attacks

    - UN News

    Efforts are underway to reinvigorate the Central African Republic’s political process, which has lapsed into a state of “de facto lethargy” even as horrific attacks against civilians have risen, the senior UN official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.

  4. Mali: Guterres ‘shocked and outraged’ by reports of civilian massacres

    - UN News

    The Secretary-General issued a statement on Wednesday expressing his shock and outrage over reports that well over a hundred civilians have been killed in the past week, during attacks by armed extremists in central Mali, and further north.

  5. Violence, rhetoric, hate speech, drive atrocity crimes in Ukraine and beyond, Security Council hears

    - UN News

    The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide briefed the Security Council on Tuesday, reinforcing concerns already voiced by other senior UN officials in the chamber, over “the heightened risks” of sexual violence, and trafficking, which are “significantly impacting women and children”, following the Russian invasion of 24 February.

  6. Ukraine: UN and partners deliver lifesaving aid to Donetska region

    - UN News

    Critical relief supplies for nearly 64,000 people have been delivered to Kramatorsk and Sloviansk, two cities in the Government-controlled areas of the eastern Donetska oblast, or region, in Ukraine, the UN humanitarian agency OCHA reported on Tuesday. 

  7. UN brainstorms how to strengthen aid delivery amid ‘megacrises’

    - UN News

    Global cooperation is critical to confront the surge in suffering due to conflict, climate disruption, hunger, the rising cost of living, and the COVID-19 pandemic. senior UN officials said on Tuesday at a meeting organized by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) to strengthen delivery of humanitarian assistance. 

  8. Eliminate nuclear weapons before they eliminate us: UN chief

    - UN News

    Nuclear weapons are “a deadly reminder of countries’ inability to solve problems through dialogue and collaboration”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, urging the international community to abandon them once and for all.  

  9. Syria: Guterres underlines ‘moral imperative’ to continue cross-border aid operation from Türkiye

    - UN News

    With humanitarian needs in Syria at their highest levels since the start of the civil war more than 11 years ago, UN Secretary-General António Guterres appealed on Monday for the Security Council to renew a resolution on delivering lifesaving aid to millions in northwest Syria, through cross-border operations from neighbouring Türkiye. 

  10. War in Ukraine Triggers New International Non-Alignment Trend

    - Inter Press Service

    CARACAS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Numerous countries of the developing South are distancing themselves from the contenders in the war in Ukraine, using the debate on the conflict to underscore their independence and pave the way for a kind of new de facto non-alignment with regard to the main axes of world power.

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