Trump Says Some Schools May Need to Delay Reopening

Softening his earlier stance, President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged that some schools may need to delay their reopening this fall as the coronavirus continue to surge. It marks a shift from Trump’s previous demand for a full reopening of the nation’s schools this fall. In recent weeks, Trump has said it’s safe to open … Read more Trump Says Some Schools May Need to Delay Reopening

‘Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations, took action & inspired change’ -UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the General Assembly’s observance of the annual Nelson Mandela International Day (Informal meeting). “I am pleased to join you to celebrate the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela — one of the greatest leaders of our time, a moral giant whose legacy continues to guide … Read more ‘Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations, took action & inspired change’ -UN Chief

‘We must also reimagine the way nations cooperate’ – UN Chief

Remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the ECOSOC 2020 High-level Segment. ” As we gather to reflect on the future of multilateralism, the world is experiencing a deepening calamity. The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged us into an acute health and economic crisis, the severity of which has not been seen in … Read more ‘We must also reimagine the way nations cooperate’ – UN Chief

George Floyd’s Family Sues the City of Minneapolis, Four Police Officers

George Floyd’s family filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Minneapolis and the four police officers charged in his death. The lawsuit alleges that the officers violated Floyd’s rights when they restrained him and that the city allowed a culture of excessive force, racism and impunity to flourish in its police force. The civil … Read more George Floyd’s Family Sues the City of Minneapolis, Four Police Officers

Pence in Louisiana: U.S. Has ‘More Resources Than Ever’ to Ease New Virus Surge

Vice President Mike Pence visited Louisiana on Tuesday, which has reemerged as one of the nation’s hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed to a successful outbreak response. The Republican vice president met with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, members of the congressional delegation and health officials to discuss the pandemic. The … Read more Pence in Louisiana: U.S. Has ‘More Resources Than Ever’ to Ease New Virus Surge

US killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani ‘unlawful’: UN expert

The US drone strike that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in January was illegal. That is the conclusion of the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings. Agnes Callamard says the assassination near Baghdad International Airport was against the UN charter. Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow … Read more US killing of Iran’s Qassem Soleimani ‘unlawful’: UN expert

Together, we can help the world recover better

The COVID-19 crisis is taking a grim toll on human lives across the globe. Although the complete impact is yet to be fully comprehended, the risk the pandemic is exposing for gains made towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is becoming evident. What this global emergency is also revealing, is that these 17 goals are, … Read more Together, we can help the world recover better

‘Buddha’s teachings can help remind us of the unity we need to meet the COVID challenge’ – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the virtual belated commemoration of the International Day of Vesak 2020. “As the distinguished permanent representatives have said, we were originally meant to gather on May 7th, the date of this year’s Vesak Day, which marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha. … Read more ‘Buddha’s teachings can help remind us of the unity we need to meet the COVID challenge’ – UN Chief

European Union to Reopen Borders to 14 Countries, U.S. Misses Out for Now

European Union governments are poised to extend a travel ban for U.S. residents for at least two weeks, according to a draft of a decision due to be formally adopted on Tuesday. The wording of the decision, seen by Bloomberg, signals that the ban disrupting both business and leisure travel across the Atlantic won’t be … Read more European Union to Reopen Borders to 14 Countries, U.S. Misses Out for Now

Giant land art in Geneva celebrates 75 years of the UN

French artist Saype created a giant work of land art called “World in progress” in the garden of the UN headquarters. It is a gift offered by Switzerland for the 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter. The artwork covers 6,000 square meters. It was produced with biodegradable paints made from natural … Read more Giant land art in Geneva celebrates 75 years of the UN

UN Charter Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 June 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – UN Charter Day – Deputy Secretary-General – Syria – Yemen – Mali – DRC – Brazil – Argentina – South Sudan – Sudan – UNICEF – CERF – International Days UN CHARTER DAY This morning, the Secretary-General did take part in the virtual General … Read more UN Charter Day & other topics – Daily Briefing (26 June 2020)

UN anniversary: 75 years since UN charter was signed

The United Nations is celebrating the 75th anniversary of its founding document. Some 50 countries gathered in San Francisco to sign the UN Charter in 1945. Today, it has 193 member states. Al Jazeera’s James Bays reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera … Read more UN anniversary: 75 years since UN charter was signed

Commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations

Virtual ceremony to mark the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations. The event is forms part of the activities to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. It offers a unique opportunity to take stock of both the successes and lessons learned in implementing the United Nations Charter over … Read more Commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations

‘The Charter’s vision stands test of time & its values will continue to carry us forward’ – UN Chief

Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the commemoration of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations – General Assembly. “I send my warmest greetings to “we the peoples”. Those first three words of our founding Charter, adopted 75 years ago today, give the United Nations its vision and … Read more ‘The Charter’s vision stands test of time & its values will continue to carry us forward’ – UN Chief