United Nations opens key fundraising conference for Rohingya refugees

October 23, 2017 12:30 pm
United Nations opens key fundraising conference for Rohingya refugees

Delegates attend a pledging conference to help Rohingya Muslims on October 23, 2017 at the United Nations Office in Geneva. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations has opened a major fundraising conference aimed at securing aid for nearly one million persecuted Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh. Elisabeth Rasmusson, the deputy […]

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World Health Organization rescinds decision in naming Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as UN goodwill envoy to Africa

October 22, 2017 8:00 pm
World Health Organization rescinds decision in naming Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as UN goodwill envoy to Africa

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe The World Health Organization (WHO) has overturned it controversial decision, made quite recently, in appointing Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as its “goodwill ambassador” to Africa following international outrage. The director-general of the United Nations organization, Tedros Adhanom, made the announcement on Sunday, four days after he […]

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Uganda expels North Korean military experts, companies over United Nations sanctions

October 20, 2017 6:28 pm
Uganda expels North Korean military experts, companies over United Nations sanctions

This undated photo released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (C) inspecting a launching drill of a ballistic rocket at an undisclosed location. (Photo by AFP) The Ugandan Foreign Ministry says it has expelled North Korean military […]

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UN refugee agency warns of abuse of Libyan refugees on shocking scale

October 17, 2017 2:20 pm
UN refugee agency warns of abuse of Libyan refugees on shocking scale

African refugees arrive at a naval base in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on October 11, 2017, after they were rescued from a rubber boat by coast guards off the Libyan coast of Sabratha. (AFP photo) The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned that thousands of Libyan refugees are currently living in […]

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United Nations ending peacekeeping mission in Haiti

October 5, 2017 11:00 am
United Nations ending peacekeeping mission in Haiti

Brazilian soldiers march during the ceremony marking the end of Brazilian military activities at the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH) in Port-au-Prince on August 31, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil […]

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reacts to US President Donald Trump’s anti-Caracas remarks in UN speech

September 19, 2017 3:48 pm
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza reacts to US President Donald Trump’s anti-Caracas remarks in UN speech

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza speaks in Caracas on August 12, 2017 during a meeting with members of the diplomatic corps. (Photo by AFP) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has reacted to US president’s UN speech, stressing that his country does not accept “threats from President Trump or whomever in […]

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