Trump has said the US share of UN budgets was “unfair” and has proposed an unspecified reduction in funding for the world body and its agencies.
Through the current negotiations at the UN on nuclear weapons there is the global opportunity to save the world from the scourge of war.
Hundreds of Iraqis fled the heavy fighting in the Mosul-Baghdad area and headed to areas which had been reclaimed from the ISIS.
Some 6.7 million people in Yemen are classified in phase 4 on an international scale of food security, with phase 5 constituting a famine.
Haley’s brief speech fell short of introducing innovations to confront rights violations or prevent them in places such as Syria, Burundi and Myanmar.
Most of the victims were said to have been killed in their homes as soldiers went door to door looking for rival Kamuina Nsapu militia members.
At the same time, a broad campaign against UN peacekeeping is also being waged in the Security Council by ambassador Nikki Haley.
The troops’ progress has been slow as about 400,000 civilians, or a quarter of Mosul’s pre-war population, are trapped in the Old City, according to the UN.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti has been dogged by controversies, including the introduction of cholera to the island and sexual abuse claims.
While the Trump administration is considering economic and diplomatic measures against North Korea for now, military options are not off the table.
The UN chief has a tough task ahead, especially with Donald Trump at the helm in the US.
Trump’s missile strike against Assad’s gassing of Syrians could be the beginning of an international law and consensus against use of chemical weapons.
‘Quantitative easing’ has not only failed to ensure a robust recovery, but has also exacerbated the inequalities and disparities breeding ethno-chauvinist populism, says the report.
A UN report in February said Myanmar’s security forces had committed mass killings and gangrapes against Rohingya during their campaign against insurgents.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them and now efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
In Somalia, extreme poverty and despair forces families to marry off their daughters for money so that the rest of the family can survive.
Since last week’s attack – which like those four years ago came just before dawn when the wind is the calmest and poison gas most effective – residents have activated a night watch to warn others in case of another attack.
Western countries blamed Syrian armed forces for the recent gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in a rebel-held area of Idliib.
The cut marks US President Donald Trump’s first move to curtail funding for the UN and its agencies.
More people are expected to flee the fighting and camps for the displaced in the north and east of Mosul are expanding, the UN statement said.
The external affairs ministry has reacted predictably by dismissing Nikki Haley’s claim that the US will “find its place” in talks between India and Pakistan.
The trip was Sisi’s first official US visit since being elected president in 2014. Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, never extended an invitation.
This is the first multilateral negotiation on nuclear weapons since the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty was adopted in 1996.
After a series of attacks in Pakistan left more than 130 people dead in February, Islamabad shut down its border crossings with Afghanistan.
With a festering Rohingya crisis, increased fighting with ethnic armed groups and a slower economic growth, Suu Kyi has struggled to match expectations.
They said peaceful protest was people’s fundamental right, but that bills in Republican-governed states sought to stop them exercising that right.
After Israel said in January that it was reducing its contribution by $6 million, it has further cut funds by $2 million and will now pay the UN only $3.7 million
A US think tank reported over the weekend that the vehicles and trailers at the site could have been used to install a nuclear device for an underground test.
While a large Western power wanted India to co-sponsor the resolution, New Delhi settled for support to avoid complicating its relationship with Sri Lanka.
Including C-Fam on the US delegation reflects ongoing disagreement between UN member states about the importance of including LGBTI rights in its work.
This week’s column looks at articles providing insight into the ongoing migrant crisis by focusing on conditions in Jordan, Greece, the US and Canada.
Alhassan Ishaq, aspiring tennis champion from Yemen had trained for months and used his family’s savings crossing a war zone to reach the Asia junior championships in Qatar.
Khoukha and the nearby city of Hodeidah are controlled by Iran-allied Houthi fighters who in 2014 overran Yemen’s capital Sanaa and forced the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to flee into exile.
The UN has warned that the present drought in Somalia could be a repeat of the 2011 famine that killed around 260,000 people.
The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan has repeatedly warned that the effectiveness of police and soldiers to fight the insurgency has been undermined by irregular pay and leave, exacerbated by corruption and weak leadership from commanders.
Tensions have escalated since a group of Ukrainian politicians and military veterans last month launched a rail blockade of shipments, including coal, from separatist-controlled areas, causing economic pain on both sides.
Nearly half of South Sudan’s population could be severely food insecure and at risk of death in the coming months because of the avoidable acts of civil war in a land of plenty.
Staffan de Mistura said that the parties had agreed to return later in March to discuss four key issues – governance, a draft constitution, elections and counter-terrorism.
Some 1.5 million refugees have fled fighting and famine in South Sudan to neighbouring countries, half of them to Uganda, and thousands more are leaving daily, the UN refugee agency said on Thursday.
After Pakistan’s law minister raised allegations of human rights abuses in Kashmir, India responded by raking up Pakistan’s record in Balochistan and Sindh.