Posts Tagged ‘United nations’

UN chief calls on religious leaders to help tackle pandemic Comments 0

Monday, May 18th, 2020

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on religious leaders to join together in countering “inaccurate and harmful messages” as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. In a May 12 video meeting on the role of faith leaders in addressing the challenges of the current health crisis he pointed out how “extremists and radical groups are Read more

Myanmar’s fashion garment workers lose jobs Comments 0

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Over 60,000 factory workers in Myanmar have already lost their jobs since the start of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Among them are those working in the garment factories that supply some of the world’s biggest fashion brands. The United Nations says the situation will worsen; predicting half Myanmar’s garment workers will be out of work. Read more

United Nations chief congratulates Uzbekistan on decision to end statelessness for 50,000 people Comments 0

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated Uzbekistan on the passage this week of legislation set to end statelessness for some 50,000 people in the Central Asian country. In a statement issued late Thursday evening by his spokesperson, the UN chief said that in granting nationality to those who previously had none, Uzbekistan is “profoundly Read more

Our housing problem is a human rights problem Comments 0

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

New Zealand’s housing problem is a human rights crisis of significant proportions, says a United Nations expert. United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to housing Leilani Farha who has been visiting New Zealand, has issued a statement about her findings. She said a “more ambitious, innovative and courageous approach” is necessary to solve the Read more

Violence based on religious grounds must end Comments 0

Monday, September 30th, 2019
persecution of christians

The European Union and representatives from seven countries denounced the worldwide persecution of Christians on Sept. 27 at the United Nations. The panel discussion, held during the 74th session of the U.N. General Assembly, was co-hosted by the permanent missions of Hungary and Brazil. The event, “Rebuilding Lives, Rebuilding Communities: Ensuring a Future for Persecuted Read more

Catholic bishops accused of spreading hatred Comments 0

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Catholic bishops in Burundi are being accused of “spitting venomous hatred” over their message denouncing intolerance and political violence ahead of next year’s presidential elections. The Burundi  Conference of Catholic Bishops, message was read out in churches on Sunday. It expresses the bishops’ concern about the country’s next election, which is set for May 2020. Read more

Survival of the fittest – adapt or civilisation will collapse Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

Civilisation will collapse unless we make some urgent changes, Sir David Attenborough told delegates from almost 200 nations at the UN Climate Summit (COP24) taking place in Katowice, Poland. “Right now, we’re facing a man-made disaster of global scale,” Attenborough said on Monday, just two months after a UN report underlined the need to keep Read more

The global migration agreement causing a stir Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The New Zealand Government has not yet decided whether New Zealand will be among the signatories: Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has said he and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters are still considering what to do. Related Posts:NZ to review Pacific migrationSamoans visiting New Zealand treated like second…Door could be opening for Nauru refugees to come Read more

Estimated 85,000 children starved since war began Comments 0

Monday, November 26th, 2018

An estimated 85,000 children under the age of five may have died from extreme hunger or disease since the war in Yemen escalated, according to new analysis by Save the Children. Using data compiled by the UN, Save the Children evaluated mortality rates for untreated cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition. Read more Related Posts:Plea for Read more

Abducted nuns released by captors Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

About 13 Catholic nuns who had been abducted in Cameroon were later released by their captors. The nuns were abducted last week when they were travelling through the country. None of them knew their captors. They spent the day and night with their abductors as negotiations went on for their release. They were released the Read more