Tag Archives: United Nations

A treaty to end the age of plastic

At the global plastics treaty talks, we, the people, need to speak louder than the plastic-addicted corporations. In March, there was a collective cheer when United Nations member states adopted a historic resolution to end plastic pollution during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi. Governments agreed to start work on …

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UNAMI congratulates al-Sudani on his appointment as PM

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, congratulated Mohammad Shia Al-Sudani on his appointment as Iraq’s Prime Minister. Plasschaert said in a statement on Friday, “On behalf of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, I would like to extend my sincere congratulations …

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Iraqi leaders concluded a key meeting to end political impasse

The leaders of Iraq’s main political forces on Wednesday concluded a key meeting called in by caretaker Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi in the presence of President Barham Salih and Parliament Speaker Mohammad al-Halboosi. The meeting brings together the heads of the entire political spectrum attended by the chair of the …

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Tedros re-elected as head of World Health Organization

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) members re-elected Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as Director-General by a strong majority for another five years, the president of the World Health Assembly said on Tuesday. The vote by secret ballot, announced by Ahmed Robleh Abdilleh from Djibouti at a major annual meeting, was seen as …

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China: UNHRC’s suspension of Russia sets a ‘dangerous precedent’

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)’s suspension of Russia’s membership will set a dangerous precedent, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted a resolution suspending Russia’s membership in the Geneva-based UNHRC over reports of “gross and systematic violations and abuses of human rights” …

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‘Threat to civilian lives rising’: UN’s Yemen envoy decries Saudi escalation

The United Nations special envoy for Yemen has strongly condemned Saudi Arabia’s military escalation against various targets across the impoverished country, including the capital Sana’a. Speaking through a statement on Tuesday, the official, Hans Grundberg, warned that violations of the international humanitarian and human rights law in Yemen could not …

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