Tag: United Nations

Italian ambassador to DR Congo dies after UN convoy attacked | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The Italian ambassador and a policeman travelling with him were killed after a UN convoy was attacked near the town of Kanyamahoro. The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a military policeman travelling with him have been killed in an attack on a United Nations...

Biden tells Munich Security Conference ‘America is back’ | | Incredible Solutions Tech

In his first big appearance on the global stage, President Joe Biden promised the Group of Seven (G7) leaders during the virtual Munich Security Conference that the United States was recommitted to multilateral engagement. “America is back,” he said on Friday, breaking away from his predecessor Donald Trump’s isolationist...

UN chief backs new blueprint to end ‘suicidal’ war on nature | | Incredible Solutions Tech

A new scientific blueprint for tackling climate change, pollution and the accelerating loss of plant and animal species shows how to end the world’s “suicidal” war on nature, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. “Humanity is waging war on nature. This is senseless and suicidal,” Guterres wrote in the...

‘Wildly unfair’: UN boss says 10 nations used 75% of all | Incredible Solutions Tech

Antonio Guterres urges wealthy nations to lead global effort to ensure people in every country get inoculated for COVID as soon as possible. The United Nations chief has sharply criticised the “wildly uneven and unfair” distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, pointing out that just 10 countries have administered 75 percent...

UN chief: CAR peacekeeping force needs 3,700 reinforcements | | Incredible Solutions Tech

The UN chief says 2,750 military reinforcements and 940 additional police are needed to help the peacekeeping mission. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is recommending an increase of nearly 3,700 soldiers and police to bolster the UN peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic (CAR), saying the conflict-torn country...

UN ‘alarmed’ at military escalation in Yemen’s Marib | Houthis | Incredible Solutions Tech

The UN’s humanitarian chief says he is “very alarmed” by a Houthi rebel advance on the Yemeni government’s last northern stronghold, saying an assault on the city of Marib could endanger millions of civilians. Mark Lowcock, the UN undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, tweeted on Tuesday that an assault would...

UN envoy draws rebuke for bid to relax Venezuela sanctions | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Opposition forces in Venezuela cry foul saying UN representative is falling into ‘regime propaganda’ of Nicolas Maduro. A UN envoy said US and EU sanctions on Venezuela were worsening a humanitarian crisis and recommended that the United States relax the measures, drawing criticism from the country’s opposition, who labelled...

UN envoy for Yemen in Iran for talks on long-running conflict | Incredible Solutions Tech

Martin Griffiths’s trip is part of efforts to bring together more diplomatic, regional and international support for a negotiated political solution to Yemen’s war. Martin Griffiths, the United Nations envoy for Yemen, has visited Iran for the first time amid renewed efforts to end a long-running war that has caused...

Iran calls for UN response over Israeli military action threat | Incredible Solutions Tech

An Israel general said its military is preparing ‘operational plans’ in reaction to Iran boosting its nuclear programme. Tehran, Iran – Iran’s representative to the United Nations has protested recent Israeli military action threats against the country, calling on the intergovernmental organisation to interfere. In a letter to UN Secretary-General...

Rights groups call for review of Bangladeshi UN troop | Incredible Solutions Tech

Seven prominent human rights groups have called on the United Nations to review its use of Bangladeshi peacekeeping troops after the world body denied claims by the country’s military that secretly bought mass surveillance equipment, exposed by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, was used for peacekeeping missions. The Al Jazeera...

Beyond the Beirut explosion: The many dangers of ammonium | Incredible Solutions Tech

On August 4, 2020, nearly 2,750 tonnes of improperly stored ammonium nitrate exploded in the seaport in Beirut, killing more than 200 people, injuring more than 6,000, and displacing thousands from their homes. As Beirut residents still await answers from the official investigation, it is important not to brush...

UN calls for Bangladesh army probe after Al Jazeera | Incredible Solutions Tech

The United Nations is calling for a full investigation into evidence of corruption and illegality involving the Bangladesh army, which was exposed during an investigation released by Al Jazeera on Monday. The corruption involves Bangladesh’s Chief of Army Staff, General Aziz Ahmed, who is due to meet senior UN...

Continued increase in COVID cases and deaths in LatAm: PAHO | | Incredible Solutions Tech

Officials said the new Brazil variant, as well as two others, have spread to 20 countries in the Americas. While coronavirus infections are finally decreasing in the United States and Canada after weeks of unrelenting rise, cases and deaths continue to increase in Latin American countries, the Pan American...

Security Council fails to agree statement condemning Myanmar | Incredible Solutions Tech

The UN Security Council has failed to agree on a joint statement condemning Monday’s coup in Myanmar, after a closed-door meeting in response to the power grab and detention of the civilian government including the country’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi, but diplomats said discussions would continue. The 15-member...

UN urges countries to repatriate 27,000 children from Syria | Incredible Solutions Tech

The United Nations counterterrorism chief urged countries to repatriate the 27,000 children stranded in a huge camp in northeastern Syria, many of them sons and daughters of ISIL (ISIS) fighters who once controlled large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Vladimir Voronkov told an informal meeting of the UN Security...