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UNITED NATIONS

Covid-19: Twelve key milestones
World

Covid-19: Twelve key milestones

  • On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) is alerted to a cluster of pneumonia cases "of unknown cause" in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
Published 10 Jan, 2021 11:27am
Pakistan urges UN to find just solutions of Kashmir and Palestine conflicts
Pakistan

Pakistan urges UN to find just solutions of Kashmir and Palestine conflicts

  • Permanent Representative of Pakistan to UN says foreign occupation, intervention and aggression have resulted in suffering on a large scale for millions in the Muslim world
  • People in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Palestine continue to struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination: Aamir
Published 07 Jan, 2021 12:39pm
U.S, Israel’s bid to oppose U.N’s annual budget over alleged bias against Jerusalem receives no support at the forum
World

U.S, Israel’s bid to oppose U.N’s annual budget over alleged bias against Jerusalem receives no support at the forum

  • On Thursday, the outgoing Trump Administration launched a last ditch appeal supporting Israel in the United Nations, by voting against the organisation's annual budget - which found no international support.
  • As a result, the United Nations General Assembly approving a $3.231 billion budget for 2021, with 167 nations in favour and only the United States and Israel in contention.
Updated 01 Jan, 2021 12:21pm
Gunmen kill 28, burn 800 houses in Niger attack blamed on Boko Haram
World

Gunmen kill 28, burn 800 houses in Niger attack blamed on Boko Haram

  • An attack blamed on Boko Haram killed 28 people and burned 800 homes in an attack in Niger’s Diffa region on Saturday.
  • The Islamist militant group has been waging attacks in the region around Lake Chad since 2009, causing about 250,000 people to flee, according to U.N. figures.
Published 15 Dec, 2020 11:52am
Declare states of 'climate emergency,' U.N. chief tells world leaders
World

Declare states of 'climate emergency,' U.N. chief tells world leaders

  • World leaders should declare states of “climate emergency” in their countries to spur action to avoid catastrophic global warming, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in opening remarks to a climate summit on Saturday.
  • More than 70 world leaders were due to address the one-day virtual gathering aimed at building momentum for much steeper cuts in planet-warming emissions on the fifth anniversary of the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Published 12 Dec, 2020 08:00pm
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Poverty, Financial Accountability, and Transparency at high-level UNGA panels
World

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Poverty, Financial Accountability, and Transparency at high-level UNGA panels

  • Prime Minister Imran Khan stated that “Each year billions of dollars illicitly flow out of developing countries. My government came with a robust public mandate to get rid of this menace from our country”, arguing that a multilateral framework of international cooperation would be required to “bring the perpetrators of financial crimes to justice”.
Published 24 Sep, 2020 07:48pm
UN announces start of Libya central bank audit
World

UN announces start of Libya central bank audit

  • The United Nations has finalised a contract with international accounting firm Deloitte to handle the audit for it to start "as soon as possible."
  • Revenue from Libyan oil exports has flowed through the Tripoli-based CBL, which has paid the salaries of many state employees across front lines.
Published 27 Jul, 2020 10:49pm