On September 22, many world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Donald Trump, gave speeches to the United Nations using online technology. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the UN had an option for a virtual interaction.
Belarusian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya has today implored the United Nations Security Council to employ the use of “all mechanisms,” including sanctions, to end the Lukashenko-led administration’s “violence” and “human rights violations.”
The European Union has suspended police and army training missions in Mali, owing to the recent coup that was carried out by the Army therein. The EU foreign affairs representative, Josep Borrell, made an announcement to the effect that civilians as well as the military training mission would be temporarily suspended.
European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell and his deputy say the United States will not be able to activate the trigger mechanism against Iran by withdrawing from the nuclear deal. The foreign ministers of the three European countries on the side of the UN Security Council have also reacted negatively to US efforts in this regard.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo presented to the United Nations Security Council Washington’s request to bring back all international sanctions against Iran. The United States claims that the Islamic Republic has violated its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Washington is seeking to re-impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran. President Donald Trump has announced that the United States intends to activate a “trigger mechanism” at the United Nations to reinstate all sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program. “It’s a snapback,” Trump said on Wednesday.
Turkey has issued a new notification to captains of Mediterranean vessels, via the NAVTEX international automated notification system. Sunday, as reported by NTV, NAVTEX is an international automated direct-printing service for promulgation of Maritime Safety Information (MSI), navigational and meteorological warnings, meteorological forecasts and other urgent safety-related messages to ships.
The United States accused Iranian forces of boarding an oil tanker in international waters before the United Nations Security Council was expected to vote on a US draft resolution to extend the arms embargo on Iran. The arms embargo is set to expire after about two months.
Dozens of women who left North Korea to look for work abroad have alleged abuse by elements of North Korean security forces once they were forced to return to the country. In a report published by the United Nations, these women said the abuse occurred on several occasions.
Belarus continues to have protests amid its upcoming presidential election, scheduled for August. Alexander Lukashenko has been the nation’s only President since the office was established in 1994. There are many undemocratic actions observed in Belarus, including the detainment of one of the opposing candidates, Viktor Babariko.
Azerbaijan and Armenia exchanged fire on the northern border on July 12 and 13 and used heavy weapons. At present, 14 people have been killed and 10 are injured. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement on the evening of the 13th and expressed deep concern about the conflict.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations issued a report on the state of food security and nutrition in the world. According to current estimates, nearly 690 million people are hungry, accounting for 8.9% of the world’s total population. This is an increase of 10 million in one year, and an increase of nearly 60 million in five years.
July 14 is the fifth anniversary of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran Nuclear Deal. The Iranian Foreign Ministry issued a statement in this regard, examining the long process of reaching a nuclear deal in 2015. The United States withdrew in 2018.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that US and allied forces seized a ship carrying Iranian weapons for Houthi rebels in Yemen on June 28. The names of all the passengers are not mentioned. Pompeo also renewed his call for the U.N. Security Council to extend its arms embargo on Iran.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden announced today that he will reverse yesterday’s decision by the current US president, Donald Trump to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO) should he win this year’s US presidential elections. The former Vice President made his announcement in a tweet.
The UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria has reported that the Assad regime and its Russian allies have committed war crimes by targeting vital civilian facilities in Idlib and its environment. The Commission strongly condemned the attacks on civilians in the northwestern part of Syria in a report released on Tuesday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has spoken of the dangers posed by the outbreak of coronavirus disease to world peace. Guterres has expressed concern over the political exploitation by extremist groups around the world, such as al-Qaeda and Daesh, of the outbreak of COVID-19.
Abbas Araghchi, the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, warned at a meeting of senior officials on Monday that any move that “identifies Iran in the international arena as a threat is a game on American soil.” Araqchi reiterated, “we should not allow the United States to introduce Iran as a security threat once again.”
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed alarm over the many arrests that have been made since Wednesday in Hong Kong courtesy of the controversial new national security law. Hundreds of people have since been arrested in the former British colony since Wednesday.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, addressing representatives of countries participating in a virtual session of the UN Security Council, said that countries from Israel to the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, all “unanimously” want to extend and expand Iran’s arms embargo.
The United Nations has renewed its peacekeeping force in Mali for another year without reducing its troops, which comprise of 13,289 soldiers and 1,920 police officers. The UN mission in the country is known as Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Manouchehr Bakhtiari, the father of Pouya Bakhtiari, one of the victims of last November’s protests, has called for an independent inquiry into international institutions, including the United Nations human rights body, on the “deadly violence of the Iranian government against protesters.”
In an interview with the Associated Press on Sunday, Brian Hook, the US State Department’s special envoy for Iran, stressed the importance of extending the UN’s arms embargo on Iran. He said the world should not care about Iran’s threats to retaliate if the embargo is extended.
News reports quoted diplomatic sources as saying that the United States had submitted a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for a continued unrestricted arms embargo on Iran. Iran’s arms embargo, under the IAEA Board, continues until October of this year.
George Floyd’s brother Philonise has appealed to the United Nations to investigate systematic racism in the United States and the killing of black people by police. Philonise said this on Wednesday during a debate convened by African countries at the UN Human Rights Council headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali after gunmen attacked their convoy. The incident was confirmed by the UN peacekeeping force in the country, who said the convoy was attacked by unidentified armed individuals. The logistics convoy was travelling between the towns of Tessalit and Gao.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has sounded a warning that millions of people in the African continent could be pushed into extreme poverty because of the new coronavirus pandemic. “The pandemic threatens African progress. It will aggravate long-standing inequalities and heighten hunger, malnutrition and vulnerability to disease,” Guterres said.
Corona has opened up the eyes of mankind to the importance of strong government. At the time of a crisis is more realized the need for a strong government. The American entertainer Madonna in her website called Corona the great equalizer. Bill Gates the multi billionaire said, Corona crisis is like a world war but everyone is one the same side. The statements of Madonna and Bill Gates have a great connection both expressing the need for unity in the time of a great crisis like Corona. Bill de Blasio the mayor of New York said, People need strong government for life especially in times of crisis.
Several human rights organizations have called for a thorough investigation into a prison riot in Venezuela that left at least 46 inmates dead. The fracas took place on Friday in the Los Llanos prison in the state of Portuguesa in western Venezuela. In addition to the dead, 75 others were left nursing injuries.
On Thursday, the United States and China blocked a French-Tunisian draft resolution in the United Nations Security Council calling for “enhanced coordination” in the face of Coronavirus pandemic. A diplomat, who declined to be identified, summed up the situation by saying, “it’s a major stalemate, nobody’s moving.” Another said, “we’re treading water.”
The UN warned Tuesday that a pandemic of the new coronavirus could lead to “major” famines around the world. David Beasley, director of the World Food Program (WFP), points out that urgent steps need to be taken to avoid catastrophes. According to the World Food Crisis Report released by WFP, at least 135 to 250 million people may be starved.
Deputy United Nations Special Representative in Afghanistan, Toby Lanzer, traveled to Lashkar Gah with the help of the World Food Program, World Health Organization, International Organization for Migration and the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.
Saudi Arabia has declared a two-week ceasefire in response to UN efforts to end years of war in Yemen. Saudi Arabia is in command of a military coalition fighting Shiite Houthis in Yemen. Turki al-Maliki, a spokesman for the military coalition, told the Saudi state news agency that the ceasefire would begin at midnight on Thursday.
The United Nations distributed eight tons of supplies from its operations center in Panama to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean. The World Food Program (WFP) reported that supplies, which include COVID-19 kits, have been shipped to 24 countries in the region.
“The affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order.” — Vice President Joe Biden, April 5, 2013.
The Holy Bible of Christians teaches a prophecy of a ‘one world leader’. As we take a look at the UN Agenda, we can see ourselves getting closer to a one world government and with that, eventually, a one world leader. The idea of a One World Government/authority has been in the minds of some politicians for quite some time.
On March 27, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin officially signed a decree adopting a Russian amendment to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production of numerous substances that are responsible for ozone depletion. It was agreed on September 16, 1987.
The Afghan government has postponed the release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners, which could sabotage the peace agreement between the United States and the Taliban in Doha last month. According to Javed Faisal, spokesman for the Afghan National Security Office, a review of the list of prisoners is delaying the release of Taliban fighters.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference that the International Berlin Follow-up Commission on Libya agrees that the UN Security Council resolution on Libya is binding to all parties. Four weeks ago, world leaders in Berlin pledged to comply with the UN arms embargo on Libya and not support parties involved in Libya. But the negotiations were unsuccessful, because, through land, and sea, weapons entered the battlefield in Libya.
Israel elections are scheduled for March 2, and each citizen has already received notice of wherein this election he will vote. The presentation of the Deal of the Century is a big factor in the new elections. Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu have both received the proposal with favor, but the other parties, who will be important to complete the required coalition, have different opinions about the Trump Plan.
Russia opposes the creation of an International Tribunal to prosecute foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) operating in Syria and Iraq. The official statement was made by Vladimir Tarabrin, Director of the Department for new challenges and threats of the Russian Foreign Ministry. The timing of the statement is due to the conference that was held in Vienna, Austria this week at the OSCE headquarters titled “Foreign terrorist fighters – responding to modern challenges.”
The Minister of Information in the Yemeni government, Muammar Al-Iryani, denounced the Houthi militias for recruiting children and pushing them to the front lines, saying that the militia’s approach coincides with Iran’s behavior. The minister’s statements came at a time when the Yemeni parties supporting the legitimacy of the government expressed surprise at the calls of the UN envoy Martin Griffiths to hold new consultations with the Houthi militias before implementing the Stockholm Agreement.
The latest report of the UN Security Council’s team of UN experts on Yemen described the Houthi secret security weapon known as the “Preventive Security” as the group’s most influential organ. It also revealed its most repressive tasks, stressing that it operates outside known security structures, and the group’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi directly.
News sources on Tuesday released a report from Geneva announcing progress in the Libyan peace talks. The issue is about a permanent ceasefire in the war-torn country. With the mediation of the United Nations, all parties involved in the civil war in Libya have agreed on the need for a “permanent and lasting” ceasefire to replace an uncertain truce. However, the terms of each party’s acceptance and implementation of the ceasefire are subject to discussion by their representatives.
The Portuguese boss has demonstrated an unlimited passion for working and for winning in six short months, challenging preexisting ideas, and awakening the sleeping giant of Brazilian soccer.
Ask any Brazilian what he thinks of Soccer, and his response will tell you how the nation feels about the sport.
Soccer is a fundamental part of Brazil’s culture. This country has won the highest number of World Cups, is the only country to have qualified for every World Cup tournament, and holds the title of the only country which has scored the most goals of all time. It also holds the record for the highest number of consecutive wins in the World Cup play. The sport is enjoyed nationwide and has deep sentimental value for the nationals. Soccer fever is always around in Brazil, especially since Flamengo’s fate was turned around by Jorge Jesus, a Portuguese professional coach who took up the challenge.
Martin Griffiths, the UN Special Envoy to Yemen, arrived today in Sana’a to discuss halting the military escalation and ways to hold a round of Yemeni political consultations. A news source at Sanaa International Airport said that Griffiths arrived with his assistant, Muin Shreim. Political sources confirmed that Griffiths will meet with the leaders of the Houthi militia to discuss reducing the military escalation, as part of his attempts to persuade the parties to the conflict to move towards a new round of consultations, without conditions to discuss arrangements for a political solution to the crisis in Yemen.
UN experts on Wednesday called for an investigation into the hacking and subsequent theft of private and confidential information from the cell phone of Amazon founder and president, Jeff Bezos. The phone was reportedly hacked after he received a WhatsApp video message from an account linked to Saudi crown Prince, Mohamed bin Salman.