António Guterres
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

WHO response to Trump COVID UN, WHO call for unity in the face of COVID-19

“We will have many body bags in front of us if we don’t behave,” the WHO director-general said in response to Donald Trump’s threats to withdraw funding to the organization. Trump had also alleged that the WHO was China-centric

Plea to lift sanctions amid COVID-19 outbreak taken to the UN

Human rights reports indicate that sanctions are impeding the access to essential medicines and medical equipment in the sanctions-hit countries

Kashmir internet Use of VPNs for social media criminalized in Kashmir

The police have registered an open case against individuals who have defied government orders prohibiting the use of social media via Virtual Private Networks

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