Tag: united nations

Socialist leader to take U.N. reins

Socialist leader to take U.N. reins

| October 11, 2016

(GIN)—A longtime socialist has been tapped to take over the position of U.N. Secretary General after the departure of the current head, Ban Ki-moon, who held the post for the past 10 years. Antonio Guterres, 67,the former Portuguese prime minister and United Nations high commissioner for refugees, became the presumptive next secretary-general of the U.N., […]

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High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

High-level UN refugee summit leaves aid agencies disappointed

| September 20, 2016

(GIN)—A high-level summit at the United Nations on Monday addressing the large movements of refugees and migrants, failed to produce any concrete measures during the all-day event, leading some observers to dismiss  its accomplishments as “all talk and no action.” The summit’s final report gives the international community another two years to reach a “global […]

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African leaders to press fight for representation at U.N.

African leaders to press fight for representation at U.N.

| January 26, 2016

(GIN)—The present composition of the United Nations is a thorn in the side of some African leaders who question why none of the five permanent members to the Security Council is a black African. The Security Council is a powerful decision-making body within the house of nations. It is charged with maintaining global peace, admitting […]

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UN honors people of African descent

UN honors people of African descent

| March 5, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist It is important for all people of African descent throughout the world to be ever conscious and aware of how our quality of life is improving. In fact, as the current global debate over the impact of world population increases, all people should be aware of the future […]

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50 years of black progress

50 years of black progress

| February 3, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Has Black America made significant progress politically, socially and economically over the past 50 years? This is not only an important question to pose, it is equally important to answer. And the answer is a resounding yes. In fact, 1965 to 2015 has been a remarkable period in […]

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Pan-African group takes a stand at climate summit

Pan-African group takes a stand at climate summit

| November 26, 2013

(GIN)–A movement for climate justice, building across Africa, was in the house at the global Climate Summit recently held in Warsaw, Poland. Writing in African Green Media, Fidelis Zvomuya of Zimbabwe observed: “As the world gathers for the 19th annual UN Climate Change talks (COP 19), Africa stands at the precipice. In the subcontinent, climate change […]

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