Geopolitics
New York: Central African Republic, like nearly every nation on the planet, has not been spared by the COVID-19 pandemic, with indictors predicting a contraction by up to 1.2 of the country’s economic growth, President Faustin Archange Touadera said on Thursday, calling on world leaders to unite against the virus. more
Security Council support ‘in action’ for Libya, crucial for its future, declares UN mission chief

New York: The top UN official in Libya urged the Security Council on Wednesday to press for an immediate de-escalation of tensions and a return to negotiations, following the call from ri ...

All drone strikes ‘in self-defence’ should go before Security Council, argues independent rights expert

New York: The growing use of weaponised drones risks destabilising global peace and security and creating a “drone power club” among nations, that face no effective accountabi ...

Tap youth talent to tackle COVID-19 crisis and beyond, UN chief tells Security Council

New York : Even amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, countries must do more to harness the talents of young people to address the crisis and its aftermath, the UN Secretary-Gen ...

As famines of ‘biblical proportion’ loom, Security Council urged to ‘act fast’

New York : The world is not only facing “a global health pandemic but also a global humanitarian catastrophe”, the UN food relief agency chief told the Security Council on Tue ...

Colombia: Security Council hears of ‘epidemic of violence’ against civil society and ex-combatants

New York : While political actors in Colombia are uniting to confront COVID-19, they must also work together to fight “the epidemic of violence” against civil society leaders, ...

Year-old peace agreement must be implemented for ‘lasting peace’ in Central African Republic

New York : Following a visit to the Central African Republic, a UN independent expert said that everyone must take all measures necessary to effectively implement the peace agreement that ...

Colombia: ‘Significant strides’ towards integrated peace, UN envoy tells Security Council

New York : Colombia has continued to make “significant strides in its peace process”, the top UN envoy in the country told the Security Council on Monday.

UN evaluates progress in improving peacekeeping performance

New York: The international community on Friday took stock of action to improve UN peacekeeping in line with a Security Council resolution aimed at enhancing performance at all levels, bo ...

Syrian Constitutional Committee a ‘sign of hope’: UN envoy tells Security Council

New York: The launch of the Syrian Constitutional Committee could be a “door-opener” to finally providing a solution to the country’s brutal conflict, UN Special Envoy G ...