António Guterres
US sanctions Progressive International calls for end to US-imposed unilateral sanctions

Unilateral sanctions imposed by the US adversely impact nearly one-third of humanity in over thirty countries including Cuba, Iran and Venezuela

International Day of Solidarity with Palestinians People’s movements across the world stand in solidarity with Palestinian people

People’s movements across the world expressed solidarity with the people of Palestine and called out governments and global institutions for their complicity and silence in the suffering of the Palestinian people

Assassination of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh condemned across the globe

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was attacked by unknown assailants near Tehran on Friday. Both Iranian authorities and observers around the world accused Israel of being behind the murder

Polisario Front denounces Moroccan aggression in Western Sahara  

Moroccan forces entered the UN-designated buffer zone in the Western Sahara on Friday to attack a peaceful demonstration of Sahrawi people demanding independence from Moroccan occupation and a referendum for self-determination 

Ethiopia on the brink as govt. forces set to continue military campaign in Tigray region

The military escalation began on Wednesday when PM Abiy Ahmed ordered soldiers into the region. Tigray is ruled by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front which has been in conflict with Ahmed’s government since the latter came to power in 2018

Nigeria EndSars EndSARS protests continue in Nigeria two days after killing of close to a dozen people

The attack on protesters in Lagos on Tuesday has led to further protests both in the country and abroad. Nigerians have been protesting for systemic changes in policing since early October

Clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh raise international concerns

Nagorno-Karabakh is a breakaway region of Azerbaijan with an Armenian ethnic majority. Governments of both the Transcaucasian countries have accused each other of violating the 1994 ceasefire agreement after fighting along the border broke out on Sunday

seafarers amid COVID19 Seafarers face a tough challenge amid COVID-19

A roadmap to safely repatriate seafarers whose time onboard has long exceeded their contract duration is lacking in several countries

Palestine UN meeting United Nations warns Israel against proposed annexation of parts of occupied West Bank

UN secretary general António Guterres said that if implemented, the annexation plan would constitute a most serious violation of international law and grievously harm the prospect of a two-state solution

Oxfam report Halting conflict globally is the only way to effectively tackle COVID-19, says report

According to the report published by international NGO, Oxfam, global military expenditure in 2019 stood at USD 1.9 trillion – an amount several times over what is required to pay for the UN-led efforts to fight the COVID-19 crisis in developing countries

Third world debt restructuring UN UN calls for debt relief as world reels under economic impact of COVID-19

As the crisis in the global economy deepens, international bodies and agencies are proposing debt restructuring plans for the developing economies. However, many creditors have been reluctant to accept the possibility

Trump’s decision to halt funding for WHO draws harsh criticism

The UN secretary-general and representatives of the governments of Russia, Germany and China were among those who criticized the US decision. The editor-in-chief of the Lancet, Richard Horton, called the decision a crime against humanity

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