Human Rights The suffering being experienced by millions of civilians across Ukraine must not become the new normal, the UN human rights chief said on Wednesday. Speaking in the capital, Kyiv, after an official four-day visit to the country, Volker Türk said that the scale of the damage and destruction that he had seen in Izium was “shocking”. In B..
Climate and Environment A UN-led push for greater cross-border cooperation over increasingly finite water resources, made significant progress on Thursday, after it was announced that more than 30 governments and organizations have decided to work together on the issue. “This year's terrible floods and droughts in almost all corners of the planet i..
Ukraine war: Attacks against civilians and infrastructure must stop, disarmament chief tells Security Council
Peace and Security The only way to end the suffering and devastation in Ukraine, “is by ending the war”, the UN’s top disarmament official told the Security Council on Friday. Briefing reportedly at the request of Russia on “supplies of lethal weapons to Ukraine and their consequences”, Izumi Nakamitsu reminded ambassadors that she had already addr..
Humanitarian Aid The war in Ukraine is a “relentless humanitarian nightmare” said the UN chief on Tuesday, warning that the death and destruction afflicting civilians there will take years to overcome, and rebuild. António Guterres was addressing a one-day international summit in Paris, with leaders from around 50 nations reportedly in attendance, ..
Humanitarian Aid Nine months after Russia invaded Ukraine, rural households are increasingly forced to scale down or abandon agricultural activities, according to a new survey released on Wednesday by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The findings revealed that one in every four of the 5,200 respondents had reduced or stopped agricultur..
Humanitarian Aid In Ukraine, the UN’s top emergency relief official on Thursday pledged solidarity with the embattled country and its people, as they try to rebuild their lives amid the ongoing war. Speaking in Kyiv, at the end of a four-day official visit, Martin Griffiths described the deadly threat from daily artillery attacks on the southern po..
Human Rights The United Kingdom should rewrite proposed legislation covering the 30-year conflict in Northern Ireland, known as the “Troubles”, because it fails to comply with the obligation to investigate serious violations and denies truth and remedy for the victims, two UN human rights experts said on Thursday. The Northern Ireland Troubles (..
Humanitarian Aid As temperatures across Ukraine have plummeted below zero and are expected to drop even more, the UN migration agency is stepping up efforts to help displaced and war-affected people cope with the cold weather. Humanitarian funding from the European Union (EU), is enabling the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to suppor..
Peace and Security In Ukraine, the country’s farmers and smallholders urgently need more support to avoid a food crisis, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday, as it announced a $15.5 million initiative to help them. With funding from the European Union, the project will help sustain agricultural production in Ukraine, af..
Climate and Environment The unusually warm conditions in Europe that marked the festive season broke records – and likely skiers’ hearts - in several countries on the continent, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, the UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has confirmed. And as a growing number of European ski resorts at lower altitudes strug..
Human Rights The trial of Belarusian rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ales Bialiatski is “simply politically motivated” and he should be released, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday. Mr. Bialiatski, a veteran rights campaigner and founder of Viasna (or “spring”) civil society group, was arrested in July 2021 on tax evas..
COVID in Europe: China’s surge not a cause for concern ‘at this time’ says WHO, as XBB.1.5 virus spreads
Health The ongoing COVID-19 surge in China is not expected to “significantly impact” the European region, UN health experts said on Tuesday. Dr. Hans Kluge, head of the World Health Organization for Europe, explained that this is because the two variants circulating in China are already present in European countries, according to data provided by t..
Al Capone, all'anagrafe Alphonse Gabriel Capone, detto Scarface (New York, 17 gennaio 1899 – Miami Beach, 25 gennaio 1947), è stato un mafioso statunitense di origini italiane, considerato un simbolo del gangsterismo americano e della crisi della legalità che gli Stati Uniti avrebbero avuto durante il proibizionismo.Al Capone nasce il 17 gennaio 18..
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Peace and Security As Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine nears its one year anniversary, the head of UN Political and Peacebuilding Affairs updated the Security Council on Friday, noting that the fighting and suffering continues “with no end in sight”. Rosemary DiCarlo reiterated the view of the Secretary-General, in reminding that Russia’s in..
Migrants and Refugees The Greek authorities faced an appeal on Friday from the UN human rights office, OHCHR, to dismiss the trial of two dozen aid workers who rescued migrants in distress at sea. The hearing involving 24 volunteers and activists began on Tuesday on the Greek island of Lesvos, prompting OHCHR to warn of the “chilling effect” that i..
Il Matto (detto anche Il Folle o Il Follo) è un arcano maggiore dei tarocchi. Altri nomi: Il Misero, il Vagabondo. Francese: Le Mat, Le Fou, Le Fol. Inglese: The Fool, The Foolish Man.Nel gioco di carte può essere giocato in sostituzione di una qualsiasi carta.Nella cartomanzia rappresenta l'energia originaria del caos, l'innocenza e la follia.Sign..
Gli Amanti è la sesta carta degli arcani maggiori dei tarocchi; è conosciuta anche come l'Innamorato o l'Amore.SignificatoCome per tutti i Tarocchi, anche questo Arcano cambia il suo significato a seconda del verso in cui compare nel gioco. Non si tratta di una carta particolarmente forte, né al positivo né al negativo ma di una carta che ci indica..
Peace and Security The UN Secretary-General has strongly condemned Russia’s attack on a large residential building in the Ukrainian city of Dnipro at the weekend that has left at least 40 civilians dead, including three children, and at least 75 injured, with those figures likely to rise, according to the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in the c..
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