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  1. Guterres in Ukraine: War is ‘evil’ and unacceptable, calls for justice

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited sites of suspected war crimes in Ukraine on Thursday, where he condemned the “evil” acts committed against civilians and urged criminal accountability.

  2. ‘We cannot afford greenwashing’: Guterres highlights key role of Net-Zero experts

    - UN News

    As part of the UN’s climate action efforts, the Secretary-General’s Net-Zero Expert Group met for the first time on Wednesday, on a mission to develop stronger and clearer standards for net-zero emissions pledges by non-State entities — such as businesses, investors, cities and regions—and speed up their implementation.

  3. Lebanon's Food Crisis Will Get Worse

    - Inter Press Service

    BEIRUT, Lebanon, Apr 27 (IPS) - Lebanon is perpetually at a crossroads, one where local, regional, and international interests seem to play against each other—all the more so today with the war in Ukraine.

  4. UN General Assembly mandates meeting in wake of any Security Council veto

    - UN News

    The UN General Assembly decided on Tuesday to automatically meet within 10 days, if the veto is used in the Security Council by one of its five permanent members.

  5. ‘This is not about Russia, this is about Multilateralism’

    - Inter Press Service

    Apr 22 (IPS) - Q: Liechtenstein has just initiated a resolution at the United Nations that mandates a meeting of the General Assembly whenever a veto is cast in the Security Council. What’s behind this initiative?

  6. A Move to Undermine the Anachronistic Veto Powers in the Security Council Gains Traction

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 (IPS) - The five permanent members (P5) of the UN Security Council (UNSC) – UK, US, France, China and Russia – have exercised their veto powers primarily to protect their own national interests or the interests of their close political and military allies.

  7. Eastern Africa: Millions displaced, amid growing hunger, ‘unprecedented needs’

    - UN News

    Millions of displaced families across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations dwindle due to humanitarian resources being stretched to the limit as the world grapples with a toxic cocktail of conflict, climate shocks, and COVID-19, UN humanitarians warned on Wednesday.

  8. WHO welcomes initiative to combat noncommunicable diseases, responsible for 7 in 10 deaths worldwide

    - UN News

    The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, welcomed the setting up of a new Heads of State and Government Group to get the world back on track to reduce premature deaths from noncommunicable diseases like diabetes, cancer, heart and lung disease, by a third – in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - and promote mental health and well-being.

  9. ‘Build forward fairer’ report, urges new social contract for Asia and the Pacific

    - UN News

    The Asia and Pacific region’s economic recovery from COVID and other global shocks, must be anchored in an inclusive “new social contract”, to protect the vulnerable in the years ahead, according to a new Economic and Social Survey of the region, published on Tuesday by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

  10. UN General Assembly votes to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council

    - UN News

    The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on Thursday calling for Russia to be suspended from the Human Rights Council. 

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