Category: Global Justice

Rising inequality affecting more than two-thirds of the globe, but it’s not inevitable: new UN report

World Bank/Sarah Farhat Students attend class at Zanaki primary school in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Inequality is growing for more than 70 per cent of the global population, exacerbating the risks of divisions and hampering economic and social development. But the rise is far from inevitable and can be tackled at a national and international […]

UN chief outlines solutions to defeat ‘four horsemen’ threatening our global future

UN Photo/Mark Garten Secretary-General António Guterres (left) briefs the General Assembly meeting on his Priorities for 2020 and the Work of the Organization. The start of the New Year finds the world facing four looming threats to human progress: surging geopolitical tensions, the climate crisis, global mistrust and the downsides of technology, UN Secretary-General António […]

Ending marginalization of persons with disabilities ‘a matter of justice’, UN-backed summit told

Inclusive education, economic empowerment and technological innovations were the focus of discussion on Tuesday as world leaders gathered in London for the first-ever United Nations-backed Global Disability Summit. Ahead of the Summit, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed cited the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and a universally-adopted UN Convention as well-established commitments for advancing the rights of persons with disabilities. […]

Gaza medics ‘struggling to cope with influx of wounded’: UN agencies

Medical teams inside Gaza are running out of supplies to cope with the wounded, following the deadliest day of protests against occupation along the border with Israel so far this year, UN aid agencies warned on Tuesday. Speaking after 58 Palestinians lost their lives and more than 1,300 were injured by Israeli security forces on […]

Avoid further bloodshed, UN chief urges, as Gaza violence leaves dozens dead

Following reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed, demonstrating along the border of the Gaza Strip on Monday, United Nations  Secretary-General António Guterres urged both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show restraint. “The Secretary-General is profoundly alarmed by the sharp escalation of violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and the high number of Palestinians killed and injured […]

Security Council rejects Russian request to condemn airstrikes in Syria

16 April 2018 In an address to an emergency meeting of the Security Council on Saturday, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres cautioned against the crisis in Syria “spiraling out of control.” The meeting was held following overnight airstrikes in Syria launched by the United States, with support from France and the United Kingdom, which targeted installations connected […]