The UN and the International Community

What happens in Antarctica does not stay in Antarctica, protecting this region is protecting humanity

“Antarctica has been called the sleeping giant, but now it is awakening due to climate chaos. What happens in Antarctica does not stay in Antarctica. And what happens thousands of kilometers away has a direct impact here,” said the UN Secretary General from that continent. …

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Israel-Palestine: The number of civilians killed in Gaza is unparalleled and unprecedented, says Guterres

“We are witnessing a massacre of civilians [in Gaza] that has no parallel or precedent in any conflict since I have been Secretary General,” António Guterres said this Monday at a press conference at the UN headquarters in New York. During the presentation of the most recent report on carbon emissions…

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Israel-Palestine: Security Council calls for humanitarian pauses and release of hostages in Gaza

The Security Council approved this Wednesday, by 12 votes in favor and 3 abstentions, a resolution on the situation in the Gaza Strip in which it calls for “urgent and expanded humanitarian corridor pauses” throughout the Gaza Strip. Those pauses must last “a sufficient number of days” to allow “humanitarian access…

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Israel-Palestine: UN pays tribute to its personnel killed in Gaza

With the UN flag flying at half-mast in all its offices around the world, the United Nations Organization pays tribute this Monday to its 101 workers killed in service during the Israeli bombings of the Gaza Strip. Additionally, staff from all agencies in the system, including the Secretary…

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Five judges elected to the highest court of the United Nations

In separate parallel votes by secret ballot, the Assembly and Council re-elected a currently serving judge named Hilary Charlesworth from Australia. Another sitting justice, Kirill Gevorgian of Russia, failed to win another term. Four new judges were elected: Bogdan-Lucian Aurescu (Romania); Sarah Hull Cleveland (United States); …

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Gaza and Israel, nursery schools, situation in Venezuela... Thursday's news

More than a hundred countries are intervening in a Special Emergency Session of the General Assembly seeking a resolution on the crisis in Gaza, after the Security Council has failed four times. Jordan, representing the group of Arab States, has presented a resolution to the Assembly that, on the contrary...

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Gaza and Israel, kindergartens, elections in Venezuela... Thursday's news

More than a hundred countries are intervening in a Special Emergency Session of the General Assembly seeking a resolution on the crisis in Gaza, after the Security Council has failed four times. Jordan, representing the group of Arab States, has presented a resolution to the Assembly that, on the contrary...

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Fuel for Gaza, Guterres on Hamas, Hurricane Otis in Mexico... Wednesday's news

UNRWA will have to reduce humanitarian aid if fuel does not enter Gaza Gaza will run out of fuel today. UNRWA, the largest humanitarian agency in the Strip, says it will be forced to significantly reduce and, in some cases, paralyze its operations. Among the little aid that has entered the Strip, it is not known...

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Israel-Palestine/Guterres: It is false that he justified Hamas attacks

The UN Secretary General appeared before the press this Wednesday to “make things clear” after his intervention before the Security Council, after which Israel called for his resignation. “I am surprised by the distortion that some have made of my statement yesterday in the Security Council, as if I were justifying…

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