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Daily Wrap 26 September 2022
UN chief calls for an end to ‘nuclear blackmail’ and risk of ‘humanitarian Armageddon’

In an era of “nuclear blackmail”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday urged countries to step back from the threat of potential global catastrophe and recommit to peace. 

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Peace and Security
In a world of new challenges, ‘we need to build on what unites us’, Assembly President tells UN Member States

After a week of discussions on Member States’ priorities, challenges and impacts, the high-level portion of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly concluded on Monday, with the presiding official observing that the sheer number of participants indicated the importance of the General Debate in international affairs.

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UN Affairs
Security Council urged to act in face of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Haiti

The Security Council must act urgently to support Haiti as the gang, economic, and fuel supply crises there “intersect in altogether new and frightening ways”, the head of the UN Mission in the country, BINUH, said on Monday. 

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Peace and Security
DPRK lashes out against international system governed by ‘exclusive Western values’

The Permanent Representative of the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the UN said on Monday that global security is in its worst state since the Second World War, owing to the high-handedness of some countries attempting to replace the international order centered on the UN system with one “governed by unilateral and exclusive Western values”.

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UN Affairs
‘The war on Syria has failed,’ Foreign Minister says in UN speech, denouncing the West’s hegemonic ambitions

The current chaotic state of the world – from wars to the spread of terrorism and climate-induced disasters – is the result of hegemonic, wealth-hoarding countries and their ambitions to subjugate others, “which Syria knows only too well,” Foreign Minister Fayssal Mekdad said on Monday.

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UN Affairs
Today’s crises highlight need for more multilateralism, stronger UN, says Canada’s Foreign Minister

Amid the challenges facing the world today – from Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic to climate change and conflicts – Canada is convinced of the need for more multilateralism, not less, as well as a stronger and more effective United Nations.  

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UN Affairs
Ukraine: UN and partners ramp up assistance to over 150,000 in Kharkiv region

The UN and its humanitarian partners are stepping up efforts to assist more than 150,000 people who have been impacted by fighting across the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, where Government forces recently announced they had regained full control after months of Russian occupation.

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Humanitarian Aid
Central African Republic: Said trial opens at International Criminal Court

The trial of a paramilitary commander accused of carrying out or ordering crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Central African Republic (CAR) began on Monday in The Hague.

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Law and Crime Prevention
South Sudan violence proliferating, warn independent rights experts

Deeply disturbing violence is escalating “all over” South Sudan, top independent UN human rights experts have warned.

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Human Rights
Russia school shooting: Guterres ‘deeply saddened’ by attack which left 15 dead

The UN chief on Monday issued a statement expressing deep sadness at the death of 15 people, including 11 children, at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, following an attack by a lone gunman who killed himself at the scene. Two dozen people were wounded.

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Peace and Security
ILO welcomes first global agreement on professional footballers’ rights

The UN’s labour agency welcomed on Monday, the first ever global agreement on working conditions and rights of professional football players in both the men’s and women’s game.

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Human Rights
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