UN calls for an immediate end to war in Ukraine

On April 24, the United Nations Ukraine crisis coordinator, Amin Awad, called for an “immediate stop” to fighting in Mariupol to allow the evacuation of trapped civilians in the battered city “today”. “The lives of tens of thousands, including women, children, and older people, are at stake in Mariupol,” Awad said in a statement. “We need a pause in fighting right now to save lives. The longer we wait the more lives will be at risk. They must be allowed to safely evacuate now, today. Tomorrow could be too late,” he added.

UN voices concerns over Missing Afghan Women Activists

On Wednesday, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) as well as the UN Secretary General’s special envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, demanded information and action on the “disappeared” Afghan women activists, calling for their release.“Nearly three weeks after their disappearance, there is still no news about the whereabouts and well-being of four women activists and their relatives who were detained or abducted in Kabul in connection with the recent women’s rights protests,” the spokesperson of the UNHCHR, Liz Throssell, stated.

UN is allocating 5b for Afghanistan

Afghanistan will get $5 billion from the United Nations. It emphasised that the organisation does not intend to create an alternative state in Afghanistan, but that system support is critical to the foundation's success in order to avoid losing the accomplishments of the previous two decades. The United Nations has said it plans to provide 5 billion to strengthen Afghanistan's economy. The United Nations is reportedly working on a 5 billion budget for the next year to provide services and assistance in Afghanistan.    

Africa’s glaciers’ melting leads to drought, floods: reports UN

It is reported that Africa's fabled eastern glaciers would evaporate in two decades leading to imminent drought, floods or extreme heat on 118 million poor people. The UN climate agency warned that climate change could also cut three percent off continental GDP by 2050. The report on the state of Africa's climate by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the continent would be unable to adapt to increasingly periodic weather catastrophes.

UN: Taliban to set forth plans for girls’ education soon

After four weeks of Afghan boys receiving secondary education but not girls, the Taliban will establish a framework that allows girls to attend school in Afghanistan "soon," according to a top UN official. Unicef deputy executive director Omar Abdi stated at UN "The de facto minister of education told us that they are working on a framework, which they will announce soon, that will allow all girls to go to secondary school, and we are expecting that to happen very soon"

UN releases emergency funds for the Afghan health sector

The UN's Under Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, released a statement on Wednesday about issuing an emergency health relief fund of $45 million for Afghanistan. "The war-torn country's healthcare system has plunged into crisis after the Taliban took charge and healthcare workers are not paid," he added.

US and China must avoid Cold war: UN Chief

Antonio Guerrero, UN Chief, spoke to The Associated Press about the pressing matter of the Cold war between the US and China. He warned both countries not to instigate a Cold war as the world had already been in crisis since 2019. He stated that both potential and influential economies must resolve their frivolous relationship and end their rivalry for world peace otherwise the repercussions would be borne by the whole planet.

Libya Truce Takes Place With ‘Immediate Effect’: UN

Geneva, Oct 23 (AFP/APP): The national ceasefire signed Friday between Libya's two rival factions takes place with immediate effect, the UN's Libya envoy said following the signing ceremony at the United Nations in Geneva. "Today is a good day for the Libyan people", Stephanie Williams told a press conference, saying the delegations "signed a complete, country-wide and permanent ceasefire agreement with immediate effect".

UN Trade Body Projects 7-9% Year-on-Year Drop in Global Trade in 2020

GENEVA, Oct 21 (Xinhua/APP): A UN report on Wednesday forecast a 7 percent to 9 percent year-on-year drop in the value of global trade in 2020, despite signs of a weak rebound in the third quarter led by a recovery in China. In the latest quarterly report of the UNCTAD the Geneva-based trade body estimates world trade to be about 5 percent less in the third quarter than the same period in 2019,

AJK President Calls for Tripartite Talks under UN Supervision on Kashmir Issue

MIRPUR (AJK): Oct 19 (APP): AJK President Sardar Masood Khan Monday said that as a matter of principle, talks with India should be held only under the UN auspices, and the presence of the Kashmiris on the negotiations table is a must. He asserted that the UN supervision of the talks is essential in order to carry forward and implement the Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

Shibli Declares Pakistan’s HRCUN Membership Diplomatic Achievement

ISLAMABAD, Oct 14 (APP): Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz Wednesday said Pakistan's membership to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations (HRCUN) for the next three years is a matter of honour and a big diplomatic achievement. It is a clear proof that the world considers Pakistan as an advocate and protector of human rights, he added.