As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what’s pushed aside

As Ukraine worries UN, some leaders rue what’s pushed aside

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – In speech after speech, world leaders dwelled on the topic consuming this year’s UN General Assembly meeting: Russia’s war in Ukraine. A few, like Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, urged the world not to forget everything else. He, too, was quick to bring up the biggest military confrontation in Europe since World … Read more

Millennials, assembled: At the UN, younger leaders rise

A young president at the UN General Assembly touted millennial status symbols like coffee, outdoor adventure and Bitcoin. Another admitted in front of the famous green marble that it was harder to govern a country than to protest in its streets. A foreign minister, once shunned for having only a bachelor’s degree, warned against indifference. … Read more

As Bad as the World Looks Right Now, It’s Actually Worse

The annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York is generally reviled by New Yorkers for the traffic jams it causes, but otherwise ignored by the public at large. One by one, heads of state typically give speeches that cause their staff great anxiety but, for the most part—laden as they … Read more

Sex abuse allegations against aid workers in South Sudan UN camp Sexual Assault News

Malakal, South Sudan – Accounts of sexual abuse committed by aid workers at a camp run by the UN in South Sudan first surfaced in 2015, two years after the country’s civil war erupted. Seven years on, such reports have not only continued, but they recently increased, an investigation by The New Humanitarian and Al … Read more

UN rights experts present evidence of war crimes in Ukraine

GENEVA (AP) – A team of experts commissioned by the UN’s top human rights body to look into rights violations in Ukraine said Friday its initial investigation turned up evidence of war crimes in the country following Russia’s invasion. almost seven months ago. The experts from the Commission of Inquiry on Ukraine, mandated by the … Read more

US urges the world to tell Russia to stop its nuclear threats

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – The United States urged other nations to tell Russia to stop making nuclear threats and end “the horror” of its war in Ukraine as all three countries’ top diplomats spoke – but did not quite meet – at a high -profile UN Security Council meeting Thursday. Held alongside the annual UN … Read more

Lavrov walks out of UN meeting as allies slam Russia over Ukraine war

New York CNN – Russia’s foreign minister was absent from the chamber as his country faced wide rebuke from the United States and others for its war in Ukraine at a UN Security Council meeting, with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warning fellow diplomats “the very international order we’ve gathered here to uphold is … Read more

One day after Zelenskyy speech, US, Russia square off at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – One day after Ukraine’s president laid out a strong case against Russia’s invasion at the United Nations, the United States made its own assertions in front of the UN Security Council on Thursday about why Russia should face further censorship and isolation. Minutes later, Russia came right back, calling the claims … Read more

At least 9 killed as Iran protests over woman’s death spread

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – Clashes between Iranian security forces and protesters angry over the death of a 22-year-old woman in police custody have killed at least nine people since the violence erupted over the weekend, according to a tally Thursday. by The Associated Press. The scope of Iran’s ongoing unrest, the worst in … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskyy lays out his case against Russia to the UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s president laid out a detailed case against Russia’s invasion at the United Nations and demanded punishment from world leaders in a speech delivered just hours after Moscow made an extraordinary announcement. that it would mobilize some reservists for the war effort. Buoyed by a counteroffensive that has retaken swaths of … Read more