Category Archives: EDITH M. LEDERER

Palestinians: EU, Russia and UN should counter US peace plan

The Palestinian U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that the European Union, Russia and the United Nations should take action to save a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if the long-awaited U.S. peace plan doesn’t lead to two independent … Continue reading

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New UN campaign to bring youth into gender equality fight

The U.N. women’s agency is launching a campaign to bring a young generation of women and men into the campaign for gender equality ahead of next year’s 25th anniversary of the conference that adopted the only international platform to achieve women’s r… Continue reading

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UN envoy optimistic of Syria constitution committee soon

The U.N. special envoy for Syria says he is “optimistic” an agreement can be reached on the long-sought formation of a committee to draft a new constitution for the war-torn country so it can meet this summer. Continue reading

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UN chief demands that the world step up to stamp out hatred

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is demanding that the world “step up to stamp out anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim hatred, persecution of Christians and all other forms of racism, xenophobia, discrimination and incitement.” Continue reading

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UN task force: Global finance overhaul key to end poverty

A U.N. task force including more than 60 international organizations is calling for an overhaul of national and international financial systems, warning that current arrangements can’t tackle climate change, poverty, inequality and other urgent develop… Continue reading

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Red Cross says health and aid workers face unabated attacks

Health and humanitarian workers in war zones are facing unabated and increasing attacks “and the impact on civilians is nothing but catastrophic,” the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday. Continue reading

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