u.n News of 06/03/20
President Trump Accuses Journalists Of Covering Impeachment Inquiry ‘Nonsense’ At U.N. Press Conference
President Donald Trump says the diplomacy he conducted this week is being overshadowed by a conversation in which he urged Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. Trump is telling reporters at a news conference ...
The World’S Oceans Are In Trouble. And So Are Humans, Warns U.N. Report
To most people, the world’s oceans can seem dark and distant. Billions live in close proximity to them and rarely venture in; billions more live with the world’s bodies of water out of sight and out of mind. But as humans continue to ...
Global Action On Climate Change Blocked By Political Disruptions
On Sept. 20, millions of young people around the world took to streets demanding bold action on climate change. When world leaders gathered at the United Nations Climate Action Summit three days later, the activists’ demands were left unmet. ...
At The U.N., Trump Focuses On Religious Freedom Not Climate
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious ...
The U.N. Secretary-General Says He Has Taken A Forceful Stance On China’S Treatment Of Muslims
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly rejected claims by five human rights groups that he hasn’t condemned the Chinese government’s detention of more than a million Muslims in the Xinjiang region, ...
U.N. Urges Reluctant E.U. Nations To Help Stranded Migrants
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United Nations refugee agency urgently appealed to European governments Tuesday to let two migrant rescue ships disembark more than 500 passengers who remain stranded at sea as countries bicker over who should take ...
U.N. Criticizes International Community ‘Indifference’ To Syria Conflict As 100 Civilians Die In 10 Days
Airstrikes in Syria over the last 10 days have killed more than 100 civilians, according to the U.N., which has criticized the “apparent international indifference” in response to the escalating violence. The death toll includes at least ...
Trump’S U.N. Ambassador Pick Heather Nauert Withdraws From Consideration
(WASHINGTON) — Heather Nauert, picked by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations but never officially nominated, has withdrawn from consideration, the State Department said. Nauert, a State Department ...
United Nations Climate Change Head Wants Donald Trump Back In The Paris Agreement
The head of the United Nations body charged with addressing global warming wants to work with the Trump administration to bring the U.S. back into the Paris Agreement on climate change, she told TIME last week at an energy conference in Houston. ...