The UN chief said she would also champion gender equality and youth empowerment, as well as being a “keen advocate for quality education, poverty alleviation and inclusive governance”.  Ms. Bahous brings to the job more than 35 years of leadership experience at the grassroots, national, regional and international level.  She has expertise in advancing women’s empowerment andContinue Reading

In an update to the UN Human Rights Council (OHCHR) on the situation in the northernmost regional state in Ethiopia, Ms. Bachelet said the conflict has “continued unabated,” and “risks spilling over to the whole Horn of Africa”.  In the last few months, “mass detentions, killings, systematic looting, and sexual violence” have createdContinue Reading

In #SouthSudan 🍲7.24M people don’t have enough food🧒🏿1.4M children are malnourished👣Almost 2M people are internally displaced@WFP provides food and nutrition assistance & implements resilience programs that supports millions of people in the country🌾 pic.twitter.com/enbpl6zCqW — WFP South Sudan (@WFP_SouthSudan) September 13, 2021 “Drastic times call for drastic measures. We areContinue Reading

The deal was struck during a visit to Tehran by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi.  During “constructive” talks with Vice-President of the Iranian atomic energy association, Mohammad Eslami, it was agreed that new memory cards would be installed into cameras monitoring the country’sContinue Reading

Source: United Nations Population Division. Opinion by Joseph Chamie (portland, us) Monday, September 13, 2021 Inter Press Service PORTLAND, US, Sep 13 (IPS) – Raise retirement ages! That’s the simple, clear and unavoidable message that economics and demographics are sending to governments around the world. The rapidly rising costs of nationalContinue Reading

Martin Reeve is a Regional Adviser for GLO.ACT a joint European Union-UNODC programme which focuses on Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. He spoke to UN News from his base in Baghdad, the Iraqi capital.  “As a UNODC Regional Adviser, I engage with police officers and other criminal justice officialsContinue Reading

In her various meetings in the capital, Mogadishu, Ms. Mohammed highlighted the country’s parliamentary elections as an opportunity to build on the progress made in women’s political participation. She also emphasized that women’s full inclusion in all sectors of society would contribute to greater resilience, peace, and stability in theContinue Reading

The UN General Assembly. Credit: United Nations by Thalif Deen (united nations) Monday, September 13, 2021 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) – When the high-level segment of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly opens September 21, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is unlikely to occupy aContinue Reading

Ambassador Anwarul K Chowdhury by Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury (new york) Monday, September 13, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 13 (IPS) – Today, on 13 September 2021, the UN Declaration and Programme of Action adopted by the General Assembly in 1999 will be turning 22. You would recall that theContinue Reading