Erdogan adviser: ‘France and those supporting Haftar are on wrong side of Libyan conflict’

In an interview with FRANCE 24, Ibrahim Kalin, a special adviser and spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed the situation in Libya, where Turkey has sent troops in support of the UN-backed Tripoli-based government. He also talked about Syria and the dispute with the Trump administration over Turkey’s acquisition of Russia S-400 air defence … Read more Erdogan adviser: ‘France and those supporting Haftar are on wrong side of Libyan conflict’

Covid-19: UNHCR calls for support for displaced Venezuelans

Aid agencies call for support for displaced Venezuelans. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, was France 24’s guest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Covid-19: UNHCR calls for support for displaced Venezuelans

Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

Every year, millions of migratory birds flock to the Senegal River Delta in West Africa for wintering grounds. There, a joint conservation project is underway. Known by its French acronym as “RESSOURCE”, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and international partners are empowering local communities to protect Sahelian wetlands and their bird populations. (UN … Read more Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat

The battle for Tripoli has taken another turn as Russian fighters allied with Libyan renegade commander Khalifa Haftar have retreated from the front lines. Haftar’s forces have been trying to capture the capital for 13 months, but they have suffered a string of defeats in recent fighting against the UN-recognised government, which is supported by … Read more Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat

Explainer: What is Conflict Prevention in the Digital Era?

Alexandra Pichler Fong, Senior Political Affairs Officer within the Policy and Mediation Division in the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA) explains how UN conflict prevention and mediation processes take advantage of the digital revolution and what challenges arise for peace and security work in the digital era.

Yemen’s health system ‘has collapsed’ as coronavirus spreads: UN

The United Nations says Yemen’s health system has collapsed and is appealing for more funds to help its hospitals devastated by five years of war. The country has reported about 200 cases of COVID-19 and 30 deaths, but aid agencies believe the number of infections is likely to be much higher. Al Jazeera’s Katia Lopez-Hodayan … Read more Yemen’s health system ‘has collapsed’ as coronavirus spreads: UN

Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

Noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. Highlights: – Secretary-General/Eid Message – Programme Budget 2021 – Vaccination – Bangladesh – Senior Personnel Appointment – Mali – South America Appeal – Forests – Financing for Development SECRETARY-GENERAL/EID MESSAGE Today, the Secretary-General will give a virtual Eid Message at an interactive discussion with Member States representing the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. … Read more Covid-19 Solidarity & other topics – Daily Briefing (22 May 2020)

“Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

Without additional funding, war-torn Yemen will be left to fight the Covid-19 pandemic with a collapsed health system, warned today the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Epidemiologists estimate that the virus could spread faster, more widely and with deadlier consequences in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations than in many … Read more “Yemen is really on the brink right now” – Humanitarian Affairs Office (Geneva, 22 May 2020)

UN chief on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

António Guterres (UN Secretary-General) on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 (22 May) This year’s message for the International Day for Biological Diversity is clear. Our solutions are in nature. Preserving and sustainably managing biodiversity is necessary for mitigating climate disruption, guaranteeing water and food security and even preventing pandemics. COVID-19 –which emanated from … Read more UN chief on the International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

President of the General Assembly Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

The President of the UN General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande said that the threat posed by biodiversity loss and climate change has not receded, as we contend with the COVID-19 pandemic. In his message on the International Day for Biological Diversity, the President of the General Assembly added that this year marks the beginning of the … Read more President of the General Assembly Message on the International Day for Biological Diversity

Expert: It’s time for the U.S. to put people before profits

The Trump administration has unleashed its attacks on the World Health Organization, threatening to permanently freeze funding and withdraw U.S. membership. Alfred de Zayas, professor of international law, former secretary of the UN Human Rights Committee and UN’s independent expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order from 2012 to 2018, shares … Read more Expert: It’s time for the U.S. to put people before profits

United Nations LIVE

UNTVchannel/ Live Schedule – 21 May (EDT) 10:00 Security Council: Somalia If Security Council is finished: 12:00 Launch of “Verified” Initiative With Melissa Fleming, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communication Followed by: Daily Virtual Briefing Guest: Keith Cressman, Senior Locust Forecasting Officer, FAO Evening Repeats: 7:00 Launch of “Verified” Initiative Daily Virtual Briefing with guest Security Council: … Read more United Nations LIVE

NBA Star on New Documentary and Being Friends with Kim Jong Un | Good Morning Britain

Following Monday’s conclusion of ‘The Last Dance’, a documentary looking back at the monumental career of Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls’ six-time Championship winning side, his former title-winning teammate, Dennis Rodman, joins us to speak about the Netflix series which has the left world in complete awe, and if he shares in Michael’s continuing torment, … Read more NBA Star on New Documentary and Being Friends with Kim Jong Un | Good Morning Britain

Women Peacekeepers: A Key to Peace (Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May)

Peacekeeping is a cornerstone of the UN’s peace and security work, and women peacekeepers are a key to its success. Today, more women serve in leadership positions in UN Peacekeeping than ever before. Women serve the UN as part of the military, the police and as civilians. UN Peacekeeping is committed to the full implementation … Read more Women Peacekeepers: A Key to Peace (Peacekeepers’ Day 29 May)

World bee day: massive declines in insect populations are “a threat to our food security”

UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day. Tom Burke, the chairman of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism, was our guest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on … Read more World bee day: massive declines in insect populations are “a threat to our food security”