UN launches plan to combat escalating hate speech

World 06/18/19, 16:13

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is launching a plan to combat hate speech and counter what he calls "a groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, violent misogyny, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred" around the world.The U.N. chief told diplomats at Tuesday's launch that ...

Teen activist Thunberg urges leaders to admit climate crisis

Science 05/28/19, 06:35

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is urging world leaders to acknowledge that global warming "is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced."Thunberg told political and business leaders at a conference in Austria on Tuesday that it's their job to inform ...

UN leader travels to Pacific to see climate change firsthand

Science 05/15/19, 03:10

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that he's traveling to three South Pacific island nations to see the effects of climate change firsthand.Speaking in Fiji, the U.N. leader said he wanted to learn about the work being undertaken by island ...

UN chief demands that the world step up to stamp out hatred

U.S. 04/29/19, 12:11

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is demanding that the world "step up to stamp out anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, persecution of Christians and all other forms of racism, xenophobia, discrimination and incitement."The U.N. chief says that beyond the recent murders of worshippers ...

Update: UN’s Guterres lauds China’s climate change help

World 04/25/19, 23:57

The Latest on China's Belt and Road infrastructure building conference. (all times local): 12:45 p.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says China's Belt and Road initiative offers a chance to help reverse the effects of climate change. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan delivers ...

Update: Sri Lanka verifies nationalities of 11 killed

Asia & Pacific 04/21/19, 09:40

The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Sri Lanka's foreign ministry says the nationalities of 11 foreigners killed in the Easter Sunday blasts have been verified. They include three Indians, one Portuguese national, two Turkish ...

UN task force: Global finance overhaul key to end poverty

Enviroment 04/04/19, 17:27

A U.N. task force comprising more than 60 international organizations called Thursday for an overhaul of national and international financial systems, warning that current arrangements can't tackle climate change, poverty, inequality and other urgent development issues.The task force — including ...

Libya’s Hifter orders forces to march on Tripoli

Asia & Pacific 04/04/19, 11:12

Libyan army commander Khalifa Hifter on Thursday ordered his forces to march on Tripoli, the capital of the U.N.-backed government, sparking fears of a major showdown with rival militias.The order posted in an audio recording online came as U.N. Secretary-General ...

Mali warns any cut in UN force will strengthen terrorists

Africa 03/29/19, 23:12

Mali's prime minister is urging the Security Council to maintain its more than 16,000-strong peacekeeping mission in the country, warning that any reduction will end up strengthening terrorist groups and endangering the "fragile progress" toward peace.Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga addressed the ...

Saudis, UAE lead way with new funds for Yemen sought by UN

Europe 02/26/19, 12:32

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates led the way Tuesday in contributing hundreds of millions of dollars to help Yemen, where their countries' Western-backed militaries are deeply engaged in a wrenching and bloody fight against Iran-aligned militias.The commitments of ...

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