Geopolitics
New York: The UN Human Rights Council met in special session on Thursday in Geneva, prompted by increasing concern over atrocities committed against civilians, linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February. more
Ukraine: UN chief condemns school attack; welcomes new evacuees from Mariupol

Secretary-General António Guterres said on Sunday that he was appalled by an attack on a school in Bilohorivka, eastern Ukraine, where many people were sheltering from the ongoing ...

Africa: COVID has ‘pushed back’ democracy, Ukraine war further raises risks

New York: Already reeling from COVID-19, the fighting in Ukraine has introduced significant and worrying new risks likely to heavily impact Africa, UN development experts warned on Friday ...

Russia agrees ‘in principle’ to UN and Red Cross involvement in evacuations from Mariupol

New York: Russia has agreed “in principle” to UN involvement in the evacuation of citizens from the last remaining holdout in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, following a meeti ...

UN chief appeals: ‘Forge a path to safety’ during a 4-day Holy Week humanitarian truce

New York: This year, Orthodox Holy Week is being observed under a “cloud of a war” that totally negates the Easter message of unity, the UN chief said on Tuesday, calling for ...

Ukraine resilience-building programme to help most vulnerable

New York: A UN-led development plan for Ukraine launched on Monday, to provide immediate economic help and longer-term assistance to the millions left struggling to meet basic needs, in t ...

Ukraine’s President calls on Security Council to act for peace, or ‘dissolve’ itself

New York: In an impassioned address to the Security Council that evoked the ashen destruction wrought during the Second World War, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Tuesday descri ...

Ukraine: Second UN convoy reaches Sumy, Mariupol access thwarted

UN humanitarian agencies and partners on the ground in Ukraine, were able to reach the town of Sumy, in the country’s northeast on Thursday, but access to the besieged and stricken ...

Ukraine invasion: Guterres appeals for ‘immediate humanitarian ceasefire’

New York: The UN Secretary-General appealed for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Ukraine on Monday, so that “serious political negotiations” can advance towards a peace ...

Ukraine: General Assembly passes resolution demanding aid access, by large majority

New York: The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly demanded civilian protection and humanitarian access in Ukraine on Thursday, while also criticizing Russia for creating a “dire&rdqu ...