Thursday, May 19, 2022

United Nations

Taliban ‘intensifying’ search for Afghans who helped US, UN document shows

Most at risk are people who had central roles in the Afghan military, police and intelligence units, according to the document.

North Korea facing ‘harsh lean period’, says UN food body

North Korea is projected to produce a 'near-average level' of 5.6 million tonnes of grain this year, around 1.1 million tonnes short of the amount needed to feed its entire population.

UN reminds Malaysia of ‘serious consequences’ of planned anti-migrant crackdown

The United Nations office in Malaysia says it has discussed with the government the importance of temporary exemptions from detention or deportation for undocumented migrants who come forward for vaccination.

Southeast Asian nations oppose UN arms embargo on Myanmar

Human Rights Watch denounces Asean for lobbying to remove the arms embargo provision from the UN resolution.

Pakistan, Iran elected to UN commission on women, 2 other bodies

Three weeks ago, Pakistan and Iran ranked near the bottom of the World Economic Forum’s latest 'Global Gender Gap'.

New ‘group of friends’ including China, North Korea, aim to ‘defend UN Charter’

The group wants a joint effort to push back against the use or threat of force and unilateral sanctions.

Not just a visa issue, says China as WHO mission trips at entry

The issue of origin-tracing is incredibly complicated, says Beijing.

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