United Nations

South Korea Pays Iran’s U.N. Dues, Letting It Back In

South Korea’s government on Friday paid $18 million toward Iran’s delinquent United Nations (U.N.) General Assembly dues using Iranian funds frozen in South Korea by U.S. sanctions meant to discourage Tehran’s nuclear proliferation, Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday.

Iran's President President Ebrahim Raisi remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at UN headquarters. (Eduardo Munoz/Pool Photo via AP)

U.N. Gifts Taliban $32 Million

Afghanistan’s Taliban-controlled central bank on Thursday announced the receipt of $32 million in cash from the United Nations, ostensibly to finance humanitarian aid. 

Taliban fighters patrol along a street during a demonstration by people to condemn the recent protest by the Afghan women's rights activists, in Kabul on January 21, 2022.

Trust Him: U.N. Chief Guterres Sees a World of Trouble on the Horizon

Don’t look now, but we live in a world of trouble. From armed conflicts to geo-political disputes, coronavirus pandemic flare-ups to looming climate catastrophes, problems lie everywhere – which is why U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says his globalist body can be trusted to rise to the challenges ahead.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres talks to the media during a press conference at Nariño presidential palace in Bogota, on November 24, 2021. - Guterres is in Colombia during a three-day official visit to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas. (Photo …

W.H.O. Gifts Leader Tedros an Uncontested Election in 2022

World Health Organization (W.H.O.) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will run for a second term at the helm of the organization in May 2022 unopposed, despite presiding over one of the most embarrassing episodes in the history of the agency: the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.

PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 11: World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus arrives at the Élysée Palace for the inaugural dinner of the Paris Peach Forum as World Leaders and dignitaries arrive in Paris for the first day on November 11, 2021 in Paris, France. The forum, which …

U.N. Defers Decision on Letting Taliban Join

The United Nations (U.N.) said Wednesday it “deferred” a decision on allowing Afghanistan’s Taliban entry to the intergovernmental organization’s General Assembly, effectively denying the group U.N. membership for now.

TOPSHOT - A Taliban fighter stands guard as Muslim devotees offer Friday noon prayers at the Aba Saleh Almahdi mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul on October 1, 2021. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi / AFP) (Photo by HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP via Getty Images)

World Bank Looking for Way to Fund Taliban’s Afghanistan

The World Bank is “exploring ways” to bypass U.S. sanctions on the Taliban so that it may redirect roughly $500 million from an Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) to United Nations (U.N.) aid agencies, Reuters reported on Monday citing “people familiar with the plans.”

An armed Taliban fighter escorts veiled women as they march during a pro-Taliban rally outside the Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul on September 11, 2021. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images)

Africa Fumes at Omicron Travel Bans: ‘Racism Is a Very Blunt Tool’

More African leaders on Monday joined South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera in condemning travel bans against their nations – imposed hurriedly by U.S. President Joe Biden and other Western and Asian governments after the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant – as unreasonable actions driven by virus panic and racist animosity towards Africans.

Malawi's President Lazarus Chakwera presents his national statement as part of the World Leaders' Summit of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. - COP26, running from October 31 to November 12 in Glasgow will be the biggest climate conference since the 2015 Paris …

U.N. Sounds Alarm on Biden-Style Africa Travel Bans

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned travel bans rapidly imposed in the past week on southern African countries in response to the discovery of a new Chinese coronavirus variant, stating on Monday that he was “deeply concerned” about policies such as that enacted by President Joe Biden.

US President Joe Biden presents his national statement during day two of COP26 at SECC on November 1, 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. 2021 sees the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference will run from 31 October for two weeks, finishing on 12 November. It was meant to …

Boko Haram Takes UNICEF Worker Hostage

The Nigerian terror group Boko Haram released video footage on Monday appearing to show four male hostages in their custody in northeastern Nigeria, one of whom said he was an employee of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Nigeria’s Premium Times reported.

Abubakar Shekau, the leader of one of two Boko Haram factions, from a video published on November 9, 2018

U.N. Working with Taliban to Offer Afghans Humanitarian Aid

Several United Nations agencies announced on Thursday that they had begun a nationwide humanitarian aid distribution campaign in Afghanistan, about a month after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the organization was working in the country “with the cooperation of the Taliban.”

Burqa-clad Afghan women line up to receive food donation from the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kabul on April 17, 2008. International aid groups have stepped up food aid to more than two million Afghans in the wake of soaring prices of basic staples, officials said on April 16. Food …