INIMÕIGUSTEST MAAILMAS

Goodness is the best medicine for the world’s ills, says Holy See official

Humanity needs the “reserves of goodness present in human hearts” to confront the many challenges facing the world community, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, declared in his video address to the high-level General Deb…

As crises ‘pile up’ in the Sahel, Malian leader says it's time to consider more robust mandate for UN Mission

The interim Prime Minister of Mali, Choguel Kokalla Maïga, said on Saturday that “rarely, has a country or region been as severely affected by the piling up of crises than Mali and the states of the Sahel.”  Read the full story, …

Pacific nations appeal for solidarity to combat COVID-19 and climate change

Pacific Island leaders speaking in the UN General Assembly on Saturday underlined the need for global solidarity, commitment and action to tackle COVID-19 and climate change, two crises which threaten sustainable development.  Read the full st…

Russia calls for ‘concerted efforts’ to follow purposes and principles of UN Charter

The Russian Foreign Minister addressed the UN General Assembly on Saturday, calling for a new consensus to uphold the “purposes and principles” of the UN’s founding document, the UN Charter, and a rejection of the Western-backed “Rules Based…

Prime Minister Modi spotlights India’s role as a ‘reliable, democratic global partner’

In his address to the high-level debate at the UN General Assembly on Saturday, Narendra Modi reaffirmed India's commitment to democracy, highlighted its great strides in developing and manufacturing COVID-19 vaccines, and warned against “countrie…

Sudan striving for ‘common goal’ of peace, prosperity, freedom and justice

Sudan continues the path to democracy, two years after the revolution that “carried the aspirations of our people for freedom, peace and justice”, Prime Minister Abdalla Adam Hamdok told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.  Read the fu…

St. Vincent’s Prime Minister urges world to ‘rise collectively’ and combat today’s challenges

In addition to the global challenges surrounding climate, security and the raging COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on Saturday drew the attention of the 76th UN General Assembly to devastating volcanic e…

Haitian Prime Minister: As long as there is inequality, migration will continue

The Prime Minister of Haiti, Ariel Henry, said on Saturday that “human beings, fathers and mothers who have children, are always going to flee poverty and conflict.”  Read the full story, “Haitian Prime Minister: As long as there is in…

UNICEF’s women Goodwill Ambassadors, give voice to the voiceless

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August, the world has continued to watch anxiously, as the fate of women and girls throughout the country hangs in the balance. Read the full story, “UNICEF’s women Goodwill Ambassadors, gi…

At UN, Pakistan Prime Minister urges ‘bold steps’ to prevent humanitarian crisis Afghanistan

Against the backdrop of what he called “a critical time” in Afghanistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan said on Friday that if the situation there is neglected, “a huge humanitarian crisis” lies ahead. Read the full story, “At UN…

Replacing Monopolies with Impact Rewards

Sep 24 (IPS) - Impact Funds would make the business of innovation more cost-effective and enable a triple win for the potential beneficiaries of innovations.Read the full story, “Replacing Monopolies with Impact Rewards”, on globalissues.org →…

South Sudan ‘determined to never go back to war’

South Sudan is “ready to turn a new page” towards greater peace, development and prosperity, Vice-President Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior said in her speech in the UN General Assembly on Friday.  Read the full story, “South Sudan ‘…

Alarm bells are ringing over conflict, COVID and climate, ‘now we must respond’, Ireland tells UN Assembly

Looking back over the first four days of the high-level week, the Ireland’s Prime Minister said a series of alarms have sounded in the Hall of the General Assembly: for conflict, for COVID, for climate.   Read the full story, “Ala…

‘Save as many lives as possible, and leave no one's health behind’: Japan’s message to the world

Announcing the donation of up to 60 million COVID-19 vaccines to the UN-led COVAX facility, Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s Prime Minister, said that his country is determined to lead the global efforts to end the pandemic. Read the full story, “‘S…

‘Building Back Better’: Jordan’s Road to Green Economic Recovery

NEW DELHI, India, Sep 24 (IPS) - For the first time in decades, Jordan’s economy contracted in 2020. COVID-19 took a heavy toll on the economy, and it was concerning for the country, particularly because Jordan had managed to grow at an average ra…

At UN, Hungary urges vaccine access for all, warns of migration spike if inequity persists

Hungary’s Foreign Minister on Thursday evening called for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines and warned that without it, “massive waves of migrants will hit the road” in search of healthcare and relief from the pandemic’s economic fallout…

Syria: 10 years of war has left at least 350,000 dead

A decade of war in Syria has left more 350,200 people dead, High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet told the Human Rights Council on Friday, noting that this total was an “under-count of the actual number of killings”. Read the full story, “Syr…

New Government will earn confidence of Lebanese people and international community, President tells UN

After a month-long political crisis, Lebanon has embarked on a new phase that will “hopefully mark a promising step on the path of recovery”, the country’s President old the 76th session of the UN General Assembly on Friday. Read the full s…

Afghanistan: Girls’ education must be a given, urges deputy UN chief

Ensuring all Afghan girls can be educated must be “a zero condition” for the Taliban, before international recognition of their de facto authority, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Friday. Read the full story, “Afghanistan…

With region ‘at a crossroads’, Palestinian President calls on UN’s Guterres to convene international peace conference

The President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas on Friday called on the UN Secretary-General to convene an international peace conference and said that to ensure that this initiative is not open-ended, Israel must withdraw from the…