News headlines for “United Nations on Development Issues”

  1. US Casts 45 Vetoes and CountingWhile Protecting a Client State

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - The UN Security Council (UNSC), the most powerful political body at the United Nations, has largely remained silent or ineffective in resolving one of the longstanding military conflicts in the Middle East involving Israelis and Palestinians.

  2. Latin America & the Caribbean Assess Climate Ambition and Action Ahead of COP26

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 13 (IPS) - The Dominican Republic opened the 2021 virtual Latin America and the Caribbean Climate Week with a pledge to increase the country’s climate ambition by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 27 percent and maintaining progress towards climate neutrality according to the goals of the Paris Agreement.

  3. Russias Sputnik Diplomacy

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, May 13 (IPS) - While Western countries were busy with their own vaccination campaigns, Russia has filled the leadership vacuum in developing countries.

    Amid the West’s scramble for vaccines, a trickle of news flies under the radar. Argentina becomes the first country in South America to produce Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine. The first shipment of Sputnik V is promised to Peru by May.

  4. The UNs Guterres, an Incumbent With Strong Backing by Europe, Is Bound to Win Another Term

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 12 (IPS) - It was all over in one crucial week. Barring an unforeseen hitch, António Guterres is the clear winner of a second, five-year term as secretary-general of the United Nations, beginning on Jan.1, 2022. This was not a surprise: he had no major competition and the process moved faster than expected.

  5. How to Assess the Willingness of US to Suspend Patent Protection on Vaccines?

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS / ROME, May 10 (IPS) - The news of the Biden Administration's willingness to lift intellectual property rights protections in the case of the Covid-19 pandemic has sent the world into turmoil, even though in recent days this willingness had become increasingly airy.

  6. Is the Campaign for a Female UN Chief a Good Try in a Lost Cause?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 10 (IPS) - As negotiations for the upcoming election—or re-election-- of a UN Secretary-General gather momentum, one undeniable fact looms heavily over the final decision: the choice of a UN chief is the intellectual birthright of the five big permanent members (P5) of the Security Council, namely, the US, UK, France, China and Russia.

  7. Informal dialogue on UN chief selection process gets underway

    - UN News

    The current UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, laid out his case for a second five year term on Friday to Member States, saying that he was offering a “humble approach” to deal with today’s multiple challenges, as an honest broker and bridge builder, focussed on solutions.

  8. Security Council upholds role of multilateralism in a complex world

    - UN News

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    The President of the UN General Assembly on Friday urged countries to “do better” in making COVID-19 vaccines available to everyone, everywhere, warning that “good intentions are no match for vaccines in arms.” 

  9. 20 Million More People Face Food Crises, As Acute Hunger Rates Rise to a 5-Year High

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 06 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic, protracted conflicts and climate change have created an untenable situation for the most vulnerable, with 155 million people across 55 territories suffering from severe food insecurity, sending acute hunger figures to a 5-year high.

  10. UN chief pledges to keep ‘memories alive’ of those who died in service during 2020

    - UN News

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    The United Nations paused on Thursday to honour 336 personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2020: the highest number ever in a single year. 

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