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New UN report urges Europe to step-up action over triple environmental crisis2022-10-06
A new UN report presented on Wednesday to the Organization’s highest pan-European environmental policy body, covering 54 countries, is calling for greater action to tackle the triple environmental crisis roiling the planet.
Migration becomes a trending topic at New York Fashion Week2022-10-02
New York Fashion Week was treated to a celebration of diversity and inclusion earlier this month, when designers backed by the UN-supported No Nation Fashion initiative showcased their creations on the catwalk.
Russia vetoes Security Council resolution condemning attempted annexation of Ukraine regions2022-09-30
Russia on Friday vetoed a Security Council resolution which described its attempts to unlawfully annex four regions of Ukraine earlier in the day with a formal ceremony in Moscow, as “a threat to international peace and security”, demanding that the decision be immediately and unconditionally reversed.
Ukraine: UN Secretary-General condemns Russia annexation plan2022-09-29
Russia’s plan to annex four occupied regions in Ukraine would be an illegal move, a violation of international law, and should be condemned, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday, warning of a “dangerous escalation” in the seven-month war.
Black Sea exports ramp up, bringing confidence to global commerce and food to most vulnerable2022-09-29
Two months since the Black Sea Grain Initiative kicked into action to help release desperately needed grain and fertilizer from ports in Ukraine and Russia, confidence is returning among global distributors as exports ramp up, UN humanitarians said on Thursday..
So-called referenda in Russian-controlled Ukraine ‘cannot be regarded as legal’: UN political affairs chief2022-09-27
Recent so-called referenda conducted in four Russian-occupied regions in Ukraine cannot be considered legal under international law, the UN’s political affairs chief, Rosemary DiCarlo, told the Security Council on Tuesday.
‘Dire’ and deteriorating pattern of rights abuse continues in Ukraine2022-09-27
Ongoing armed attacks by Russia against Ukraine have led to devastating human rights abuses there, according to a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission for the war-torn country (HRMMU).
Russia: Alarm over arrests of military mobilization protesters2022-09-27
In Russia, nearly 2,400 people have reportedly been arrested for protesting against the Kremlin’s mobilisation call-up to fight in Ukraine, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.
Ukraine: UN and partners ramp up assistance to over 150,000 in Kharkiv region2022-09-26
The UN and its humanitarian partners are stepping up efforts to assist more than 150,000 people who have been impacted by fighting across the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, where Government forces recently announced they had regained full control after months of Russian occupation.
Russia school shooting: Guterres ‘deeply saddened’ by attack which left 15 dead2022-09-26
The UN chief on Monday issued a statement expressing deep sadness at the death of 15 people, including 11 children, at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, following an attack by a lone gunman who killed himself at the scene. Two dozen people were wounded.