UN concludes Israeli forces killed journalist Shireen Abu Akleh
24 June 2022 | 3:48 pm
The UN's human rights body has found that Israeli security forces fired the shot that killed Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh in May. Israel has yet to respond to the findings.
The UN's Emissions Gap report says the world is on track to be almost three degrees warmer by the end of the century, which would mean catastrophic climate breakdown. People have already heated the planet by at least 1.1 degrees celcius since pre-industrial times, and the consequences are being felt.
Earth's warming weather and rising seas are getting worse, with the situation deteriorating faster than ever, the World Meteorological Organization revealed in a new report.
The UN has said it is "concerned" after five activists, including a woman, were detained and subjected to body searches in the Afghan capital during the launch of a women's rights organization.
It has been more than four years since journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Since then, his fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, has been fighting to bring his killers to justice. This week she took her campaign to Berlin.
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said the US inquiry was a "mistake" and that Israel would not cooperate with an "external investigation."
The United Nations political affairs chief has called Russia's attack on Ukrainian cities the "most intense bombardment" since Russia invaded Ukraine. She also warned the world of a "catastrophic spillover."
A third of the food we produce is wasted, emitting as much as 10% of global greenhouse gases. Failed targets to reduce food waste — especially in rich nations — need to be urgently updated at COP27, says UN.
With the UN climate summit close to an end, Antonio Guterres said there was no time for "finger pointing." Negotiators are deadlocked in talks on establishing a fund to help poorer countries deal with climate disasters.
Germany is deciding whether to completely pull out of the UN's MINUSMA peacekeeping mission in Mali. This comes after Britain and Ivory Coast said they would withdraw their troops.
The IAEA has said Iran is continuing to accelerate its nuclear program and is producing highly enriched uranium at a new site.
The UN Human Rights Council was considering an international investigation into the human rights situation in Iran. Tehran said the West "lack the moral credibility" to criticize it.
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