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COP27: UN Chief Says We Are on ‘Highway to Climate Hell’

The latest round of UN climate change negotiations began in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt with an urgent warning about the necessity of acting rapidly to avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis. The conference, otherwise known as COP27, kicked off Sunday, November…

Haitian organisations question and demand retraction of UN Secretary General and change in the basis of the relationship with Haiti

In the midst of the massive demonstrations of a popular uprising that has paralyzed the country for the past 15 days, an OPEN LETTER addressed to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres by 42 important groups and networks of Haitian social…

Libya Looking to Move on

The final round of negotiations between the two opposing administrations in Libya have been taking place this week in Cairo. Under the auspices of Stephanie Williams, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Libya, representatives from the Tripoli-based High Council of…

1st TPNW Conference of States Parties: a new opportunity for Spain to show its commitment to nuclear disarmament

After several postponements, the first Conference of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will take place in Vienna from 21 to 23 June 2022. The current situation caused by the war in Ukraine and…

China Pulls Itself Out of Poverty 100 Years Into Its Revolution

On February 25, 2021, China’s President Xi Jinping announced that his country of 1.4 billion people had pulled its people out of poverty as it is defined internationally. Since 1981, 853 million Chinese people have lifted themselves out of poverty…

Statement on the U.S. Recognition of Moroccan Sovereignty over Western Sahara

On this day, December 14th 2020, which marks the 60th anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, IFOR is issuing a statement on the recent developments regarding the conflict in Western Sahara. On…

UN chief calls on religious leaders to unite in the fight against COVID-19

Religious leaders of all faiths are being urged by the UN Secretary-General to join forces and work for peace around the world and focus on the common battle to defeat COVID-19. António Gutteres made the call in a special appeal issued…

UN Ceasefire Defines War As a Non-Essential Activity

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies At least 70 countries have signed on to the March 23 call by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for a worldwide ceasefire during the Covid-19 pandemic. Like non-essential business and spectator sports,…

Electing a new UN chief: a woman, an East European or who?

By J Nastranis for InDepthNews. Ahead of the third straw poll – an upcoming game of musical chairs – on August 29, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has made public his preference for a woman to replace him as the head of…

Israel to thwart Obama’s reported plan to replace Ban Ki-Moon as UN General Secretary

In an unprecedented bid, U.S. President Barack Obama plans to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the United Nations Secretary-General and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has got wind of the plan, is determined to lead the effort in thwarting the…