Multilateralism ‘struggling’ to solve world challenges

While multilateralism remains “committed to solving global challenges”, the deputy UN chief said on Sunday, United Nations Day, it is “struggling to find the path to effective implementation”.

The UN at Dubai Expo: 5 things you should know

The delayed 2020 Dubai Expo, the first to be held in the Middle East, officially opened today. The United Nations will hold events and exhibits at a dedicated “UN Hub”, explaining the Organization’s central role in addressing the world’s problems. Here are some things to look out for during this six-month-long “mega-event”.

News in Brief 9 April 2021

  • Deep concerns from WHO over Brazil COVID deaths
  • Proof of life requests from the UN human rights office for Jordanian Prince, Dubai Princess
  • UNHCR: Syrian families must not be returned home despite improving security
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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, CAR and Timbuktu reconstruction

“Serious human rights violations” continuing in South Sudan

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Change STEM education to benefit women: NASA official

Changing the way science and mathematics are taught could help increase the number of women employed in the aerospace industry, according to a senior adviser with the United States space agency, NASA.

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“Exhilarating” experience of Lebanese teenager at UN

A 16-year old Lebanese girl has been talking of the “exhilarating” experience of participating in the annual Global Model UN Conference at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

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Annan pays tribute to late ruler of Dubai

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today mourned the death and paid tribute to the legacy of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, one of the seven sheikdoms that make up the United Arab Emirates for which Sheikh Maktoum also served as Prime Minister and Vice-President.