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Foundation for a Drug-Free World Achieves United Nations Consultative Status

KingNewsWire // The year 2024 marked a memorable moment for the International Day Against Drugs as it celebrated a noteworthy achievement on June 25th. A day before the UN’s Day Against Drug Abuse, the...

Ukraine: Security Council hears of escalating toll of Kharkiv attacks

Briefing the Security Council in New York, UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Joyce Msuya urged the international community to work to end the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, now in its third year.Ms. Msuya...

Sudan crisis: UN health agency alerts over attack on key hospital

“WHO is appalled by the recent attack on South Hospital, the only facility with surgical capacity in El Fasher, Darfur,” the UN agency said in a post on X. “The hospital's closure following the...

Gaza: Security Council adopts US resolution calling for ‘immediate, full and complete ceasefire’

The United States-drafted text calls for Hamas to accept a ceasefire proposal announced on 31 May by President Joe Biden that has already been accepted by Israel. Adopted by a large majority with 14 votes...

Youth in Haiti remain optimistic amid worsening instability

The agency surveyed over 3500 young people in early June, the majority of whom believe their rights are rarely or never respected.“When I ask children if their rights in Haiti are being respected, the...

Yemen: UN chief demands release of aid workers held by Houthis

Four additional UN staff members have been detained and held incommunicado by the de facto authorities since 2021 and 2023, without access to their families or their respective organizations and agencies. “This is an alarming...

The European Prosecutor’s Office has brought charges against a Bulgarian milk producer

The European Prosecutor's Office announced that it has filed charges against a Bulgarian dairy farmer who received funds from the EU

Gaza: ‘high time’ for ceasefire and hostage release, says Guterres

Speaking in Jordan at an international conference prompted by the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Gaza, Mr. Guterres insisted that after more than eight months of intense hostilities, “the horror must stop”.“I welcome the peace...

United Nations : Lack of due process a worrying trend in India

CAP Liberté de Conscience has raised profound apprehension regarding the erosion of due process and democratic values in India.

The Olympic Torch visits the Council of Europe on its way to Paris

The Olympic Torch was greeted by parliamentarians representing 46 European countries, the Secretary General and representatives of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers and staff of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France....

Drug Prevention Pays off: UN Secretary-General’s Drug Message

On the 26th of June 2024 the United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres delivered a speech marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. He emphasized the impact of drug abuse and...

The new government in Skopje rejected the deal with Bulgaria

Lawmakers in North Macedonia approved the new nationalist-dominated government of Prime Minister Hristijan Mickoski, whose party won parliamentary elections in May, riding on voter anger at the slow pace of European Union integration, reported...

Welcoming All Refugees and Protecting Their Rights on International Refugee Day

On this day of International Refugee Day, we express our solidarity with the individuals who have been compelled to leave their homes and love ones due to conflicts, violence and persecution. Among them are members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community who endure discrimination, oppression and even threats to their lives in countries like Pakistan.

Ukraine Recovery Conference: UN sounds alarm over humanitarian funding

Speaking on behalf of Secretary-General António Guterres, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said the UN and partners were continuing to deliver “critical humanitarian assistance”, focusing on communities on the frontlines, but there is “growing concern...

Beware of the infiltration of pro-Putin journalists in the Brussels-EU Bubble 

Researchers of the Brussels-based NGO Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) have just discovered an infiltration attempt by a pro-Putin Ukrainian media activist in the Brussels-EU Bubble where he plans to spread false information about Russia’s war on Ukraine...

Guterres highlights ‘unique level of destruction’ in Gaza ahead of G7 summit

“In Gaza, we are deeply committed to humanitarian aid to the population in Gaza, where UNRWA is the backbone of that support,” Mr. Guterres told journalists in Geneva. “We have faced a number of...

Waiting would be ‘death sentence’ for millions on brink of starvation: Relief chief

“War is pushing millions of people to the brink of starvation. Only technicalities prevent famines from being declared, as people are already dying of hunger,” said Mr. Griffiths.“Waiting for an official declaration of famine...

Funding is needed to support Sudanese refugees in Chad: UNHCR

Laura Lo Castro, UNHCR's representative in Chad, said that expected rains have started in Adre, leaving tens of thousands of Sudanese refugees without shelter suitable for protection. The rains also impede humanitarian access due...

Amid ongoing Israeli incursions into Gaza, aid facilities shut ‘one after another’

“Humanitarian facilities in Rafah are forced to close one after another…The flow of humanitarian aid supplies into Gaza, already insufficient to meet the soaring needs, has dropped by 67 per cent since 7 May,”...

Sudan: ‘Noose of war’ tightens on civilians in El Fasher, UN official warns

Fighting between the Sudanese army and the rival military Rapid Support Forces (RSF), who have been battling for more than year, recently intensified in the North Darfur city. Civilians are under attack from all sides,...

Top UN officials urge comprehensive approach to Syria’s protracted crisis

Martin Griffiths, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, highlighted the worsening humanitarian crisis, noting that 16.7 million people now require humanitarian assistance, the highest number since the conflict began 13 years ago.  He stressed that...

World News in Brief: Hunger grows in Haiti, Gaza aid blocked, World Potato Day

The World Food Programme (WFP) distributed more than 74,000 hot meals to over 15,000 displaced people in the besieged capital, Port-au-Prince, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General, told journalists at UN Headquarters on...

Sudan: as millions face famine, humanitarians plead for aid access

In a bleak assessment of the dire situation in Sudan where conflict is in its second year, the heads of 19 global humanitarian organizations issued an alert that further obstacles to providing aid “rapidly...

Gaza: Children are starving amid persistent aid access obstacles, warn UN agencies

The alert from the World Health Organization (WHO) follows the finding that more than four in five children “did not eat for a whole day at least once in the three days” ahead of a...

Top UN relief official in Ukraine deplores deadly strikes in Kharkiv

The attacks occurred in the city’s Novobovarskyi district late on Thursday. At least three people were killed and a further 16 injured, according to media reports.The repeated missile strikes caused significant damage to residential...
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