Banks worth $47 trillion adopt new UN-backed climate, sustainability principles
New York, Sept 23: Banks collectively with more than $47 trillion in assets, or a third of the global industry, signed up on Sunday to new United Nations-backed responsible banking principles in a massive boost for climate action and the shift from “brown to green” models of economic growth. Read more>>
UN human rights report shows rise in reprisals against activists, victims

Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals.

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UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal for end to use of explosive weapons in cities

New York: With some 50 million people in urban areas suffering from the impact of armed conflict, war in cities “cannot be back page news”, the UN Secretary-General and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

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UN climate summit aims to speed up transition to cleaner, greener future

New York: New measures to speed up the transition to clean energy and green economies are among the initiatives to be unveiled during the UN Climate Change Summit next week.

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Guterres calls for ‘maximum restraint’ following drone assault on key Saudi oil facility

New York: The UN Secretary-General appealed on Sunday for “maximum restraint" following a wave of drone attacks claimed by Houthi rebels in Yemen, against a huge Saudi Arabian State-owned Armco petroleum processing facility, which threatens to disrupt global oil supplies.

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US President Donald Trump confirms death of Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza Bin Laden in US operation

Washington, Sept 14 (IBNS): US President Donald Trump on Saturday confirmed that terror group al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza Bin Laden has been killed during an US-led operation.

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Annexing Jordan Valley would end ‘illusion’ of a meaningful two-State solution: UN rights expert

New York, Sept 13 : Israel’s intention to annex the Jordan Valley is illegal and threatens chances for a meaningful two-State solution with the Palestinians, a UN independent human rights expert has said.

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