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Security Council urged to bring multilateralism ‘alive’, to tackle serious global challenges2021-06-10
Rules-based multilateralism is not a simple or appealing phrase, a top European Union (EU) official told the Security Council on Thursday, “but our job is to bring it alive”.
First Person: Owner of first ‘vegan football club’ scoring sustainable goals2021-06-10
A football club in the west of England has been recognized by the United Nations for its leading role in setting goals to tackle climate change, from planning a low-carbon stadium, to selling only 100 per cent vegan food. Ahead of the kick-off of the delayed Euro 2020 football competition, owner and chairman, Dale Vince, told UN News that the club aims to be a beacon of sustainability in the sporting world
UN court upholds Ratko Mladić convictions and life sentence2021-06-08
A UN court on Tuesday upheld the life sentence imposed on former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladić for his role in the Balkan wars in the 1990s.
Rights experts decry ‘black hole’ for media freedoms in Belarus2021-06-07
UN independent human rights experts have called for the immediate release of a jailed social media activist in Belarus amid what they described as a “black hole” for media freedoms in the country, according to a statement issued on Monday.
Halt legislation on coercive mental health measures in Europe – UN experts2021-05-28
Independent UN human rights experts called on Friday for a European body of intergovernmental experts to stop legislation supporting coercive mental health measures.
UN rights chief urges Libya, EU, to protect migrants crossing the central Mediterranean2021-05-26
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday urged Libya’s unity government and European Union (EU) countries to act to protect migrants making the dangerous crossing in the central Mediterranean Sea.
5 things you should know about ICAO, the UN aviation agency2021-05-26
In response to the apparent forced landing of a commercial passenger plane in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, the International Civil Aviation Organization, ICAO, convened an urgent diplomatic meeting on Thursday. What is ICAO saying about the incident, and what powers does the agency have?
Belarus: UN human rights office calls for ‘immediate release’ of Roman Protasevich2021-05-25
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has strongly condemned the arbitrary detention of an opposition journalist in Belarus, calling it an “astonishing episode” that heralds a new phase in the campaign of repression against journalists and civil society there.
Guterres deeply concerned over ‘forced landing’ and arrest of Belarus opposition journalist, as condemnation grows2021-05-24
The UN Secretary-General said on Monday he was “deeply concerned” over the apparent forced landing of a commercial passenger jet over Belarus, and the subsequent detention of a prominent dissident and journalist by authorities there.
In Moscow visit, Secretary-General and President Putin discuss importance of multilateralism2021-05-13
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the importance of renewed commitment to multilateralism during talks held on Thursday.