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“One step closer” to eliminating WMD from the Middle East

By Sharon Dolev, Emad Kiyaei, and Tony Robinson | Middle East Treaty Organization (METO) The Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction (the November Conference) held its second meeting…

UN chief calls for nuclear weapons-free Middle East

The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on all Middle East States to transform the vision of a region with no nuclear weapons, or other weapons of mass destruction, into a working reality. Antonio Guterres was speaking in New York at the second session…

Achieving The Possible Against the Odds: “A Middle East Nuclear and WMD Free Zone”

By Tariq Rauf [1] In normal times, the second session of the “United Nations Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction”, scheduled to take place from 29 November…

The climate, ecological and human health crisis Human beings as a central value?

By: Doris Balvin [1] The current state of the global environmental situation and those responsible. Talking about the global environmental situation, within the framework of the Open World Meeting of New Humanism, entitled “The human being as a central value”,…

UN and IACHR call for bridging the digital divide for older persons

On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations Secretary-General and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) highlighted the need for States to intensify their efforts to reduce the digital divide affecting older people. UN Secretary-General António Guterres…

New UN Climate Report Is ‘Code Red for Humanity,’ but Joining Forces and Using Indigenous Knowledge Could Avert Disaster

In its first major climate report since 2013, the IPCC offers its starkest warning yet: Serious impacts of global warming are now unavoidable. By Reynard Loki In a grim report released on August 9, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

The United Nations Food Systems Forum (UNFSS): where corporations continue to define our food systems and control our diets

The Pre-Summit of the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) taking place in Rome, as a preparative stage to the New York September Summit, is, as expected, going in the wrong direction. As many civil society members, as well as past…

74th World Health Assembly: “The Future of the Species is at Stake”

This was one of the statements which Dr. Carlos Ferreyra, Argentinian medical epidemiologist and climate activist, made in an interview which he gave to Pressenza on the occasion of the 74th World Health Assembly, and as promoter of the 1st…

52,000 displaced in Gaza due to Israeli aggression: UN agency

The United Nations (UN)’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) says the Israeli regime’s ongoing onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip has left more than 52,000 Palestinians displaced and nearly 450 buildings destroyed or badly damaged in the…

After blocking UN statement for third time, Biden says he supports ceasefire

US President Joe Biden said he expressed his support for a ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday, the same day his administration blocked for a third time a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israel’s military response in Gaza…

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