United Nations experts have strongly condemned the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Mahsa Amini was allegedly killed in police custody in Iran for wearing an “improper hijab” and failing to comply with Iran’s strict rules on women’s dress. UN also said that the officials need to be held accountable for the death of Amini. “She is another victim of Iran’s sustained repression and systematic discrimination against women,” said experts.
India’s External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar interacted with three presidents, four counterparts among others on Day two of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting on September 21. He met French president Emmanuel Macron, Ghana president Nana Akufo-Addo and Comoros president Azali Assoumani. Furthermore, Jaishankar also invited the Ghana president to the UN office on New York, to discuss the bilateral relations between India and… read-more
External Affairs Minister Jaishankar Arrives In New York For UNGA Meet, Likely To Meet Antonio Guterres
India’s External Affairs minister S Jaishankar has arrived in New York to attend a high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on September 18. There, he was revived by India’s permanent representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj and Consul General (New York) Randhir Jaiswal. He is scheduled to deliver an address at UNGA, themed “A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions to Interlocking Challenges”.
Volker Turk of Austria has been appointed as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The appointment has also been approved by the General Assembly. “Turk has devoted his long and distinguished career to advancing universal human rights,” said UN Chief in a statement. Turk ensured that a UN system-wide coordination will be followed.
After UN peacekeepers allegedly shot dead two persons at the border of Uganda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed dismay over the incident. "Antonio Guterres is outraged by a serious incident in Kasindi," said UN Spokesperson. MONUSCO head Bitou Keita stated that the perpetrators of the… read-more
United Nation's General-Secretary Antonio Guterres warned of a 'catastrophe', due to a global food shortage. He said that, the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change and Russian invasion of Ukraine, have all led to difficulty in accessing food. Furthermore, the rising prices of fertilizers and energy could take a toll on farmers, creating a "global hunger crisis". He said, "there is a real risk that multiple famines will be declared in 2022". … read-more
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In a tragic incident, eight UN peacekeepers were killed in a plane crash on March 30. The incident occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the UN peacekeepers were on their way in a UN helicopter. At first, the officials lost contact with the helicopter and later confirmed the crash. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased, over a tweet.
Amin Awad of Sudan who has served in a range of senior roles with the UNHCR, has been appointed as Assistant Secretary-General by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Awad has over 30 years of experience and will now serve as UN Crisis Coordinator for Ukraine. Awad has worked in the field of humanitarian affairs, strategic action, planning, and development. Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has vowed to defend… read-more
The United Nations Security Council has decided to meet and discuss the unrest situation in Afghanistan on August 16 at 10 am EST (7:30 pm IST). The meeting will be under the presidency of India and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ''will brief the council''. Notably, the meeting is being held a day after Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani fled the country following the Taliban's control of Kabul.
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Indian economist Ligia Noronha has been appointed as the Assistant Secretary-General of the UN. She has also been given charge of the United Nations Environment Programme New York Office. Ligia will replace outgoing Satya Tripathi. Noronha, currently serving as the UNEP Director, has worked on climate mitigation and energy transitions with 30-year experience in sustainable development. Alumna of the London School of Economics, she had also… read-more