Nagasaki marks 75 years since atomic bombing
The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday commemorated the 75th anniversary of its destruction by a US atomic bomb, with its mayor and the head of the United Nations warning against a nuclear arms race.
Global summit debates better post-COVID-19 work environment
To ensure a better world environment post-COVID-19 pandemic, global leaders have suggested ways to tackle the vulnerabilities associated with the outbreak. The leaders, which comprise Heads of State and Government, and prominent global employers’ and trade union leaders, identified some of the vulnerabilities as lack of social protection, the informal economy, inequality, and climate…
Back clean energy post-virus, UN chief urges leaders
United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged world leaders to favour clean energy solutions as they pour money into their economies to save them from a coronavirus-induced meltdown.
World governance in quagmire
COVID-19 is not only economic, but it is also social and it is creating too much disharmony that both WHO’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom and UN’s Secretary-General seem not in a position to coordinate World’s great powers’ thoughts amidst the helpless majority of the world’s
Saudi-led Yemen coalition pulled from UN blacklist
Campaigners reacted angrily on Monday to removal of the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen from a list of groups violating children's rights, in a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
UN unveils COVID-19 global humanitarian response plan
Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has unveiled a $2.01b (an equivalent of N723.6b) COVID-19 global humanitarian response plan to fight the virus in poor countries, while addressing the needs of most vulnerable persons.
UN Ambassadors launch $200 million appeal fund for rural communities
United Nation Ambassadors, have on behalf of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), launched a Coronavirus relief Fund of $200million for rural communities to prevent economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic from triggering a global hunger and food crisis.
Only a COVID-19 vaccine will allow return to 'normalcy': UN chief
A COVID-19 vaccine may be the only thing that can bring back "normalcy," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, hoping for just that before the end of the year.