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George Floyd’s brother asks United Nations to investigate killing of black people at the hands of US police

The brother of George Floyd, whose death last month triggered mass anti-racism protests, has asked the UN to investigate the killing of black people at the hands of US police. Philonise Floyd told the UN Human Rights Council the whole world saw how his brother was tortured and killed. He said this proved that black […]

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Extreme poverty could rise to over one billion people due to coronavirus crisis: Report

Global poverty could rise to over one billion people due to the COVID-19 pandemic and more than half of the 395 million additional extreme poor would be located in South Asia, which would be the hardest-hit region in the world, according to a new report. Researchers from King’s College London and Australian National University published […]

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China asks United States to pay $2.49 billion it dues to the United Nations

China on Friday issued a statement calling on all UN member states to “actively fulfill their financial obligations to the United Nations,” stressing that Washington owes the organization more than $2 billion. “As of May 14, the total unpaid assessments under the UN regular budget and peacekeeping budget amount to 1.63 billion and 2.14 billion […]

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Myanmar military misusing COVID-19 pandemic to carry out ‘war crimes’, UN expert says

The Myanmar military is using special extended powers meant to help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 to carry out “war crimes”, said a United Nations special rapporteur. Human rights expert Yanghee Lee called for an investigation into the situation in Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin States, just before she finished her tenure in the position. Myanmar […]

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“Coronavirus worst human crisis since World War II,” UN Chief warns

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II, confronting a pandemic threatening people in every country, one that will bring a recession “that probably has no parallel in the recent past”. There is also a risk that the combination of the disease and its economic […]

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UN human rights files intervention application in the Supreme Court over controversial Citizenship Law

The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHRC) has moved the Indian Supreme Court over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The UNHRC has moved an intervention application in the Supreme Court over the CAA. This means that the global human rights body wants to be made a party in the existing pleas filed against […]

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Nearly 400,000 babies were born on New Year’s Day

Some 400,000 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day with India recording the highest number of these births worldwide, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. An estimated 392,078 babies were born around the world on New Year’s Day, of which 67,385 babies were born in India and China came second with […]

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Pakistan requests United Nations to allow Hafiz Saeed to withdraw monthly expenses from frozen bank accounts

Terrorist Hafiz Saeed “supports a family of four” and is responsible for their food and clothing needs, Pakistan said in a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) requesting that the 26/11 mastermind be allowed to withdraw money for monthly expenses. Pakistan in a letter dated 15th August to the UNSC said the request […]

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How Dare You? — Internet celebrates Greta Thunberg for shaming world leaders

The speech of Greta Thunberg, a teenager at the United Nations Summit on climate change has gone viral on the internet. Thunberg shamed the 60 [odd] year old world leaders by repeatedly questioning their inaction on climate change — “How Dare You?” In her speech she accused the UN leaders of having stolen her dreams […]

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“You Stole My Childhood,” Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg says slamming world leaders

Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has made a intense speech to the world leaders at the United Nations, accusing them of failing to act on climate change. “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean, yet you all come to us young […]

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United Nations Security Council Condemns Pulwama Attacks

The United Nations Security Council has condemned the bombings that killed 40 CRPF personnel. The statement also mentions Pakistan based terror group that claimed responsibility for the terror attack Jaish-e-Mohammed. The statement was adopted unanimously by its permanent and non-permanent members, including China. France is expected to move a proposal along with the United States and […]