Tag: United Nations

UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore resigns for family health issue

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UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accepted the resignation of Henrietta Fore as executive director of UNICEF with deep regret, praising her...

UN rights boss urges ‘wide range’ of reparations over racism

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BERLIN — The U.N. human rights chief on Monday urged countries to “fully fund comprehensive processes" and take “a wide range of reparations measures”...

UN calls for global database of human gene editing research

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LONDON — The World Health Organization issued new recommendations Monday on human genome editing, calling for a global registry to track “any form of...

UN: world hunger was dramatically worse in pandemic year

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ROME — The United Nations on Monday lamented what it called a “dramatic worsening" of world hunger last year, saying much of that is...

WHO: Rich countries should donate vaccines, not use boosters

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LONDON — Top officials at the World Health Organization say there's not enough evidence to show that third doses of coronavirus vaccines are needed...

Gangs complicate Haiti effort to recover from assassination

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Gangs in Haiti have long been financed by powerful politicians and their allies — and many feel they may be losing...

Some Haitians turn to prayer after president’s assassination

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Hundreds of Haitians sought solace in prayer at Sunday church services as a political power struggle threatened to further destabilize their...

Ethiopia says all aid flights to Tigray must be searched

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NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s government on Friday said all flights carrying aid to its embattled Tigray region must go through its capital for inspection...

UN nuclear agency to help monitor Fukushima water release

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BERLIN — The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it reached an agreement with Japan Thursday on helping monitor and review the release of treated...

WHO warns Coronavirus rising in eastern Mediterranean region

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BEIRUT — Coronavirus infections have been on the rise in the 22 countries of the eastern Mediterranean region after two months of steady decline...