Latest in Highlight
Prolonged closures, military operations leave Gaza’s regional economy on verge of collapse, says UN trade agency
In his message, Guterres said that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis hit African economies well before the pandemic spread across the continent. This was reflected in the falling demand for African commodities and products, disruptions in trade and travel, reduced remittances and foreign investment, and vast job and income losses.
Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen will each receive a share of $80m from United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund
The voting took place during a meeting of the UN General Assembly Third Committee relating to a range of social, humanitarian affairs and human rights issues.
Solution is for Libyan people to regain their full sovereignty, says Tunisian President Kais Saied
In a statement on Friday, an Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson praised the agreement which aims to maintain calm on the front lines and avoid escalation. The spokesperson also called on the countries involved in Libya to contribute to the current efforts and ensure a non-escalation.
For his part, Dictus commended the ministry’s efforts in shifting mindsets regarding effective development cooperation, through the principles of economic diplomacy.
The meeting was held in the presence of Richard Dictus, Resident Coordinator of the UN Office in Egypt, as well as directors of 15 UN agencies with a presence in the country.
The international organisation’s praise came as part of its celebrations for the first International Day for Awareness of Food Loss and Waste.
Xi stressed at the High-level Meeting to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations that “international affairs ought to be addressed through consultation among us all.”
In a press statement, Guterres said that food loss and waste also squanders natural resources, including water, soil and energy, not to mention human labour and time.
UN Secretary-General Guterres encouraged provision of resources to developing economies, through World Bank and other multilateral development banks
PLO did not mandate any party to speak in name of Palestinian people, Mahmoud Abbas tells UN
Egypt’s Ministry of Manpower participated, via virtual platforms, in marking first International Day of Equal Pay
Ezz El-Din won 49 of total 54 votes in elections held on 14 September
The rise in violence came after the killing of six bodyguards of South Sudan Vice President James Wani Igga in the Lobonok area last month.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says EU will not accept destabilisation in Eastern Mediterranean region
Government put Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in western Uganda under a lockdown, restricting movements and activities in the settlement
“The right to freedom of religion or belief is firmly entrenched in international human rights law,” said the United Nations secretary-general
No direct evidence of Hezbollah leadership or Syrian government involvement in Hariri killing, says court
Members of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and to government of Afghanistan
Shoukry affirmed Egypt’s keenness to coordinate with United Nations Support Mission in Libya to push for a political solution based on Cairo Declaration
Baha’i faith members have been detained by the Houthis over past 4 years, including community’s leader Hamed bin Haydara, who was sentenced to death in 2018
Women make up 49% and girls 23% of all victims of human trafficking. Sexual exploitation is the most common form of exploitation, followed by forced labor
African Union-United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur will continue to focus on its protection mandate, humanitarian partners to provide emergency relief
Many cities have created new bike lanes and pedestrian zones, reclaiming public spaces and improving mobility, safety and air quality
United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Burkina Faso are seeking $424m to address the humanitarian response needs of 2.2 million people overall
New Social Contract will tackle inequality, enable young people to live in dignity, ensure women equal opportunities as men, and will protect the sick, the vulnerable, and minorities
Almost a quarter of the population, some 9.6 million Sudanese, are now severely food insecure and facing a food crisis
Almost 690 million people suffered from hunger in 2019, up by 10 million from 2018, and by nearly 60 million in five years