New UN chief Antonio Guterres lists key priorities

UN Secretary-General-designate Antonio Guterres has said he would focus on bringing peace to conflict zones, and work towards alleviating the suffering of vulnerable people around the world, particularly refugees. “The United Nations has the moral duty and the universal right … Read More

African leaders say UN Security Council must be reformed

posted in: Africa, Afrique, UN/ONU

New York, US (PANA) – African leaders who addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York called for the reform of the UN Security Council. Angola, Cape Verde and Lesotho said the reforms were necessary to meet up with … Read More

Zambia: Africa deserves a UN security seat, says Zambian President

posted in: Africa, Afrique

Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) – Zambian President Edgar Lungu is hopeful that Saturday’s African Union (AU) summit, held in Livingstone, southern Zambia, will help in securing Africa a permanent seat on the UN Security Council. President Lungu, who spoke Friday ahead … Read More

UN: UN urges independent investigation for jailed Mauritanian anti-slavery activists

New York, US (PANA) – The UN human rights office expressed deep concern over the judicial proceedings underway in Mauritania against members of two civil society groups, including the anti-slavery “Initiative for the Resurgence of the Abolitionist Movement (IRA)”, who have been held … Read More