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United Nations chief calls out rich nations for ‘unfair’ vaccine distribution

The United Nations chief criticised the “wildly uneven and unfair” distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, pointing out that just 10 countries have administered 75 percent of all vaccinations. Antonio Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations said 130 countries have not received a single dose of vaccine. “At this critical moment, vaccine equity is the biggest moral […]

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United Nations envoy recommends a relax on Venezuela sanctions amid worsening humanitarian crises

A United Nations envoy has recommended the Untied States to relax sanctions on Venezuela as they have worsened the humanitarian crisis. A 12-day visit by Alena Douhan, a UN special rapporteur focusing on sanctions, recommended in a preliminary report that sanctions from the European Union and the United States must be lifted and the Venezuelan […]

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‘Pressure Myanmar to make sure coup fails,’ UN chief António Guterres urges world community

United Nations secretary-general, António Guterres has urged the world community to make sure Myanmar’s coup fails. “We’ll do everything we can to mobilise all the key actors of the international community to put enough pressure on Myanmar to make sure that this coup fails,” he said. “It’s absolutely unacceptable to reverse the result of the […]

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Sri Lanka’s forced cremation of COVID victims’ bodies is a ‘human rights violation’

United Nations has urged the Sri Lankan government to halt its policy of forced cremations of coronavirus victims, a practice it said went against the beliefs of the country’s Muslims and other minority populations. Ignoring the World Health Organization’s guidelines on burials and cremations, Sri Lanka made cremation mandatory in March last year for people […]

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Iran to enrich uranium to 20% purity, UN watchdog says

Iran will start enriching uranium to 20% purity, the United Nation’s atomic watchdog said. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran had informed it of its plans to enrich to a purity of up to 20% at its Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant, a facility built deep inside a mountain. But the agency added: “Iran’s […]

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Ethiopian government troops SHOT at United Nations aid team in conflict-hit Tigray region

The Ethiopian government admitted that its troops fired and detained United Nations workers in the conflict-hit Tigray region, blaming the team for trying to reach areas where “they were not supposed to go.” Redwan Hussein, spokesman for the Ethiopian government’s task force for Tigray told reporters that the UN staffers “broke” two checkpoints and were […]

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Continued fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region DELAYS aid: UN says

Amid continued fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region has delayed the efforts to deliver aid, UN says. Millions of people are said to be running out of food and medicines. UN officials say that there was still no access on Friday, despite a deal allowing “unimpeded” humanitarian access to government-controlled areas. The military entered the regional […]

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Iranian lawmakers approve new law that would enhance uranium enrichment and stop UN inspection

Iranian parliament approved a new law that would enhance uranium enrichment and stop UN inspection at its nuclear sites. Under the law, ratified by Iran’s Guardian Council, Tehran would give two months for the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear agreement to work to ease sanctions on Iran’s oil and financial sectors imposed when the […]

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United Nations VOTES to remove cannabis from list of most dangerous drugs

The United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs voted to remove cannabis from a list that categorized it as one of the most dangerous drugs. The approval means that the World Health Organization will remove cannabis and cannabis resin from its Schedule IV classification under the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs. That designation put cannabis […]

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50 prisoners in Iraq face possible execution on Monday following unfair trials: UN

50 prisoners in Iraq face possible execution on Monday following conviction on terrorism-related crimes in unfair trials, according to the United Nations human rights experts. In a joint statement released on Friday, UN experts urged the Baghdad government to immediately halt all mass executions, noting that 21 prisoners had been executed in October, followed by […]

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United Nations human rights experts oppose China’s National Security Legislation on Hong Kong

United Nations human rights experts in a letter to China, have strongly condemned the imposition of the National Security Legislation on Hong Kong. The National Security Legislation was widely criticised since it was imposed by Beijing in June after months of huge pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong last year. In a 14-page letter experts said the […]

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Thirteen off 15 U.N. Security Council members oppose United States’ push for Iran sanctions

The United States was isolated over its bid to re-impose international sanctions on Iran with 13 countries on the 15-member U.N. Security Council expressing their opposition. With 24 hours after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he triggered a 30-day countdown to a return of U.N. sanctions on Iran, including an arms embargo, long-time […]