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US funding cuts to UN population agency based on ‘inaccurate perception’ – UN chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has voiced deep regret at the decision by the United States to cut financial support for the United Nations population agency, stating that the announcement is based on a misinterpretation of the UN agency’s work. The Secretary-General “believes that the decision is based on an inaccurate perception of the nature […]

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Syria: UN chief ‘deeply disturbed’ by reports of alleged chemical attack; OPCW investigating

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today said that he is “deeply disturbed” by reports of alleged use of chemical weapons in an airstrike in the Khan Shaykhun area of southern Idlib, Syria. In a statement from his spokesperson, the Secretary-General expressed heartfelt condolences to the victims of the incident and their families. He noted that […]

Renewable energy sources could be cheaper than fossil fuels within 10 years – UN-backed report

A new United Nations-backed report has revealed overwhelming consensus that renewable power will dominate in the future, with many experts saying that even large international corporations are increasingly choosing renewable energy products either from utilities or through direct investment in their own generating capacity. “[The report] is meant to spur discussion and debate about both […]

End of Mission Press Conference and End of Mission Statement by the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz on her visit to Australia

Background of Visit The human rights situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Australia has been examined by the UN Special Rapporteur, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, who has visited the country from 20 March to 3 April. During her visit, Ms. Tauli-Corpuz has addressed a number of diverse issues including measures and policies adopted to […]

UN calls for recognizing the rights of people with autism to make their own decisions

Ahead of World Autism Awareness Day, the United Nations called for recognizing the rights of people with the spectrum neurological condition, which is believed to affect 70 million people around the world. “Let us ensure that we make available the necessary accommodations and support to persons with autism,” Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message […]