Tag - UNSG

After 12 years, UN drops India from its report on children & conflict


United Nations: The United Nations Secretary-General has taken India off a list of countries mentioned in a report on children and armed conflict over the alleged recruitment and use of boys by armed groups in J&K and their detention, killing and maiming by security forces. This is the first time since 2010 that India has not...

South Asians ’15 times more likely die from climate impact’: UNSG


United Nations: South Asia is the hotspot of the climate crisis with the people there most prone to die from its impact, according to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. "South Asia is one of the world's global climate crisis hotspots -- in which people are 15 times more likely to die from climate impacts than elsewhere," he...

4 South Asian UN peacekeepers killed in attacks in Africa


New York: In the latest attacks on UN peacekeepers, three Bangladeshis have died from a bomb attack in the Central African Republic (CAR), barely a week after a Pakistani was killed in Congo, according to a UN spokesperson. The Bangladeshi peacekeepers in the CAR were killed when their vehicle hit an explosive ordnance device this week,...

UNSC grants Antonio Guterres second term as UN Chief


United Nations: The United Nations Security Council voted to give Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a second term, with conflict resolution set to top his agenda at the world body's helm. The 72-year-old former prime minister of Portugal has held the office since 2017 and faced no competition for the next term in the job. Around 10 other people...

UNGA’s 75th anniversary session opens amid pandemic


By The SATimes News Service United Nations: The 75th anniversary session of the United Nations General Assembly opened against the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic. In his opening remarks, new General Assembly President Volkan Bozkir asked UN member states to uphold multilateralism. "The context in which we are working serves to remind us of the necessity of the...

UNSC to focus on counter-terrorism issues in August


United Nations: UN Security Council (UNSC) is expected to have focus on counter-terrorism issues in August, it was reported. The Council will hold a ministerial-level open debate on "the linkages between terrorism and transnational organized crime", Dian Triansyah Djani, permanent representative of Indonesia to the UN and president of the Council for the month of...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

UN urges countries to protect people on move during COVID-19


United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked for protection of people on the move in face of COVID-19. In a video message for the launch of a policy brief on the impact of coronavirus on people on the move, Guterres asked countries to develop a new mindset on human mobility, Xinhua news agency reported. "The COVID-19...

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

World leaders unlikely to attend UN 75th anniversary summit: Guterres


United Nations: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was unlikely that world leaders will attend the annual UN summit in September, putting a damper on the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the would body. In a letter to General Assembly President Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Guterres suggested exploring alternative...