Over 2,500 migrants lost to Mediterranean in 2023: UN
30 September 2023 | 4:30 am
More than 102,000 people have tried to cross the Mediterranean from Tunisia in 2023 so far in 2023 — a stunning 260% increase from last year.
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Germany has wanted reform of the UN Security Council for years. But its bids to join the exclusive circle of permanent members have always failed.
Protesters are demanding an end to fossil fuels as the UN warned that its 2015 sustainable development goals were not going to be met. The march comes just ahead of the UN General Assembly.
Kim Jong Un returned to North Korea from Russia, where he deepened "comradely fellowship and friendly relations" with Vladimir Putin. Western countries fear the visit involved plans to arm Russia's war in Ukraine.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a "global rescue plan" as precious few of the world's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are making progress.
Malnutrition and disease in the midst of a violent conflict have claimed thousands of young lives. UNICEF has warned that many thousands more are likely to die.
Nigerian President Bola Tinubu said on Tuesday he was seeking to re-establish constitutional order to address political and economic problems in neighboring Niger following a July coup and welcomed any support for the process.
The German government has signed the United Nations' High Seas Treaty, drawn up to protect life in the world's remote oceans from environmental damage.
Growing tensions between the Global South and Western economic powerhouses overshadowed a UN meeting in New York. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke at the summit, proposing initiatives to reverse the trend.
The political crisis in Niger has disrupted aid efforts, the UN's humanitarian chief in the West African nation, Louise Aubin, told DW in an exclusive interview. The current wave of insecurity in Niger has also hampered the UN's aid operations there, Aubin added.
Around 10% of the victims of the recent devastating floods in Libya were from other countries. Some were working there, others likely trying to leave for Europe. But all will be very difficult for their families to find.
Pope Francis heads Friday (September 22) to Marseille for a two-day visit focused on the Mediterranean and migration, and bringing a message of tolerance amid bitter debate over how Europe manages asylum seekers.
On day four of the UN General Assembly Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia and island nations called on the world's wealthier economies to act on the climate change.
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