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‘China will not build new coal-fired power projects abroad’: President Xi Jinping pledges at UNGA

China will not build new coal-fire projects abroad, a move that could be pivotal in tackling global emissions. President Xi Jinping made the announcement in his address at the United Nations General Assembly. China has been funding coal projects in countries like Indonesia and Vietnam under a massive infrastructure project known as the Belt and […]

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Taliban requests to address UN General Assembly in New York City

The Taliban have requested to address world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly this week in New York City. A UN committee will rule on the request but it is unlikely to happen during the current session of the body. The Taliban also nominated their Doha-based spokesperson, Suhail Shaheen, as Afghanistan’s UN ambassador. The […]

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The planet is on a catastrophic path amid increased global emissions, UN report

Planet Earth is racing towards 2.7 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels according to a report on global emissions targets by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Scientists have said that the planet needs to slash 45% of its emissions by 2030 to reach carbon neutrality by mid-century. But under current emissions commitments from countries […]

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United Nations’ nuclear watchdog reach agreement with Iran to avert another crisis

The head of the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog and Iran’s nuclear chief reached an agreement that will prevent another crisis looming over the prospect of restoring Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal. Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), landed in Tehran late on Saturday and met Mohammad Eslami, the newly appointed head […]

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United Nations condemns Taliban’s violent crackdown on protests

The United Nations condemned Taliban’s brutal response in curbing dissent after the group’s rapid take over of Afghanistan. The Taliban killed at least four protesters during recent rallies, a UN report said. Demonstrations have been taking place across Afghanistan since the fall of Kabul on 15 August 2021, demanding respect for women’s rights and greater freedoms. […]

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North Korea rejects three million Chinese-made Sinovac Covid-19 jabs

North Korea has asked that almost three million Covid-19 jabs offered to it be redirected elsewhere, the UN says. A spokesperson said the country had asked that the shots be relocated to harder hit nations in view of global vaccine shortages. Chinese-made Sinovac shots were offered under the Covax programme which aims to help poorer […]

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Weather disasters increase five folds in past 50 years; killed over 2 million people, cost $3.6 trillion: UN

The number of weather disasters driven by climate change has increased fivefold during the past 50 years, killing more than two million people and costing $3.64 trillion in total losses, a UN agency says. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said its “Atlas”, released on Wednesday, is the most comprehensive review of mortality and economic losses […]

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Toxic leaded petrol now eradicated from the world, UN says

No country in the world is using leaded petrol for cars and lorries, the UN Environment Programme has announced. The toxic fuel has contaminated air, soil and water for almost a century. It can cause heart disease, cancer and stroke, and has been linked to problems with brain development in children. Most high-income countries had […]

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Taliban are carrying executions, blocking girls from attending school, recruiting child soldiers: UN human rights chief

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet says her office has credible reports of serious violations by the Taliban. They include summary executions, blocking girls from attending school and recruitment of child soldiers. Though the ultraconservative Islamists have sought to present themselves as more moderate since taking control of the country, evidence gathered by the UN […]

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Taliban conducts ‘targeted door-to-door visits’ searching for opponents and their families: UN document

The Taliban is going house-to-house searching for opponents and their families, according to a United Nations threat assessment report, deepening fears that Afghanistan‘s new rulers are planning revenge. The Taliban has been conducting “targeted door-to-door visits” of people who worked with US and NATO forces, according to the confidential document by the UN’s threat assessment […]

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‘Code Red For Humanity’: UN report sounds alarm over irreversible climate impact

The United Nations scientific panel on Monday released the world’s largest, in-depth report into climate change, setting out a stark reality of the state of our Earth. The report was compiled by 234 experts from 66 countries and is the most comprehensive to be released by the UN panel since 2013. The alarming report called […]

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United Nations condemns practice of child marriage in Zimbabwe as 14-year-old dies after giving birth

The United Nations has condemned the practice of child marriage in Zimbabwe following the death of a 14-year-old girl after she gave birth at a church shrine, an incident that caused outrage among citizens and rights activists. The government has traditionally turned a blind eye to the practice of child marriage. Zimbabwe has two sets […]