Tag: United Nations

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’

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LONDON — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances...

UN experts alarmed by migrants’ hunger strike in Brussels

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BRUSSELS — Two United Nations representatives urged Belgian authorities Monday to offer temporary residence permits to several hundred migrants who are on a hunger...

UN rights chief alarmed by reported use of powerful spyware

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BERLIN — The United Nations' human rights chief voiced alarm Monday over the reported use of military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group to spy...

EXPLAINER: Target list of Israeli hack-for-hire firm widens

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BOSTON — Human rights and press freedom activists are up in arms about a new report on NSO Group, the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company....

UNESCO chides Australia over Great Barrier Reef proposal

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BEIJING — The Chinese host of this year's meeting of the U.N, World Heritage Committee on Sunday defended the body's proposal to label the...

Vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses

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PARIS — No one disputes that the world is unfair. But no one expected a vaccine gap between the global rich and poor that...

UN chief calls on warring parties to observe Olympic truce

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UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on all warring parties to observe the traditional Olympic truce during the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic...

UN appeals for $850 million to help war-torn Afghanistan

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UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. humanitarian chief in Afghanistan appealed for $850 million Thursday to help the war-torn country cope with the impact of...

Women’s groups call for UN peacekeeping force in Afghanistan

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UNITED NATIONS — Women’s rights supporters and faith leaders are calling for a United Nations peacekeeping force for Afghanistan to protect hard-won gains for...

UN rights chief urges release of Cuban protesters

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PARIS — The U.N. rights chief is urging the release...