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Confidence building critical to break Syria political deadlock2023-09-27
A comprehensive solution to the Syrian conflict remains elusive, the UN Special Envoy for the country said on Wednesday, calling for “concrete moves” and confidence-building measures to break the impasse.
Pakistan floods a ‘litmus test’ for climate justice says Guterres2023-09-27
Top UN officials pledged support for Pakistan on Wednesday as it continues the painstaking process of rebuilding in the wake of last year’s devastating floods.
Karabakh: Azerbaijan must ‘guarantee the rights of ethnic Armenians’2023-09-27
A UN-appointed independent human rights expert on Wednesday called on Azerbaijan to “guarantee the rights of ethnic Armenians” in the Karabakh region and ensure that civilians who remain “are respected and protected in line with its international obligations.”
US urged to end detention of Venezuelan Special Envoy2023-09-27
The United States must end “the prolonged pre-trial detention” of Alex Nain Saab Morán, a Venezuelan Special Envoy who was arrested in 2020 and extradited to the US on money laundering charges, UN independent human rights experts said on Wednesday.
Israeli settlements ‘systematically erode’ viability of Palestinian State2023-09-27
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process on Wednesday expressed deep concern over the relentless expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.
World News in Brief: Sustainable tourism boost, record Antarctic sea ice melt2023-09-27
As the climate crisis threatens the tourist industry and the communities who depend on it, greening the tourism sector is the only way forward.
Regional action essential to address migrant surge through Central America2023-09-27
With record numbers of people transiting through Central America and Mexico in search of a better life further north, UN migration agency IOM on Wednesday appealed for regional action to address their immediate needs while tackling the drivers of migration.
‘You can’t even face your own parents’, activist against cyberbullying tells Human Rights Council2023-09-27
Anxiety, emotional distress and even child suicide are among the damaging consequences of cyberbullying, and better prevention strategies involving big tech must be developed, the UN Human Rights Council heard on Wednesday.
From the Field: Greening tourism in Malaysia2023-09-26
When done well, tourism can serve as a sustainable cornerstone of a country’s economy, simultaneously supporting ecosystems and livelihoods, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP).
No time for finger pointing; we must work together to tackle pressing challenges, says Canada2023-09-26
The health of our planet, its people, institutions, and the global economy are at serious risk, and such deep challenges cannot be tackled in isolation, Robert Rae, Ambassador of Canada to the United Nations, told the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate on Tuesday.