Geopolitics
Governance/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
Yemen: $33 million pledged to address decaying oil tanker threat

New York: Donors on Wednesday pledged $33 million towards a UN-coordinated plan to prevent an ageing oil tanker moored off the west Coast of Yemen from sparking a potential ecological and ...

Dialogue and cooperation needed over ‘interlinked global crises’ UN chief says in Austria

New York: The world is facing “multiple and interlinked global crises,” the UN chief told journalists in Austria on Wednesday during a joint press conference with Chancellor K ...

Sri Lanka: Ranil Wickremesinghe assumes charge as PM amid country's economic crisis

Colombo: Newly-appointed Sri Lankan Prime Minister and UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe has assumed duties at the PM's office on Friday.

Guterres welcomes new acting chief of UN projects services

New York: The UN Office for Project Services (UNOPS) welcomed on Monday, Secretary-General António Guterres' appointment of Jens Wandel as its ad interim chief.

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 ...

Use sand resources ‘wisely’ or risk development fallout – UNEP report

New York: All countries should be aware that their development is at stake unless they take better care of a common but precious resource, found on many of the world’s beaches, and ...

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 ...

Pakistan's new govt to wind up CPEC authority

Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif-led Pakistan government has decided to abolish the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority amid disclosure that Chinese power producers ...