‘Things have to change’ Canada’s Trudeau declares amid COVID-19 |

“The world is in crisis, and not just because of the last few months. Not just because of COVID-19. But because of the last...

Black and minority-owned businesses need more than capital to thrive

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Both Black and Latinx Americans have faced higher unemployment rates during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their businesses have been...

Pacific small islands and ‘Big Ocean’ nations at UN Assembly make the case for...

“All countries and peoples are in a global war against climate change. We have witnessed deadly fires in the US, typhoons in the Caribbean...

News in Brief 25 September 2020 |

This is the News in Brief from the United Nations.  Give influenza vaccine to elderly and health workers first: WHO  Amid a potential global shortage in influenza vaccines and the ongoing COVID-19...

Italy calls for reinvigorated multilateral system to combat ‘invisible enemy’, COVID-19 |

Speaking as the President of the Council of Ministers, Giuseppe Conte said the “unprecedented evils” of the COVID-19 pandemic have “indiscriminately plagued every region...

New York Health Officials Worried About Coronavirus Transmissions at Jewish High Holiday Services

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Public health officials in New York City expressed concern on Friday that coronavirus cases could spread as Orthodox Jews...

Africa has held off the worst of COVID-19 mystifying scientists

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). When the coronavirus first began spreading around the world, there was near-universal concern among experts that countries in Africa...

Pandemic is ‘a time to separate what is necessary from what is not’: Pope...

The Head of the Catholic Church, representing The Holy See, which is a UN Permanent Observer State, suggested that this crisis is also an opportunity to rethink our way of...

Progress on Sudan political transition, but challenges remain, Security Council hears |

Ambassadors met in person in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber at UN Headquarters in New York, where they were briefed by UN...

Racism and Segregation deeply ingrained in Latin America

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). In the ongoing global racial reckoning that erupted after George Floyd's murder, the entrenched nature of racism in Latin...

How long must we wait for a just solution, Palestinian President Abbas asks world...

“How long do we have to wait until there is a just solution to the Palestine question, a solution guaranteed by international law,” he asked...

Jewish Politician in Gibraltar Targeted With Antisemitic Dual-Loyalty Slur

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Politicians in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar have united in condemnation of a series of antisemitic barbs directed...

‘Don’t forget’ to let activists know their work counts, urges youth climate adviser  |

With high level meetings on-going to address the climate and biodiversity crisis centre stage at UN Headquarters, one of the Secretary-General’s Youth Advisory Group members is urging world leaders to make...

Updated influenza vaccine advice targets protection of elderly and health workers |

The updated recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO), come as the northern hemisphere braces for the seasonal bug, which claims hundreds of thousands of lives...

Boko Haram general, wives surrender – CAJ News Africa

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). ...

Belarus must release opposition leader Maria Kalesnikava, stress independent rights experts |

In a news release, on Friday, the experts also called on the authorities to bring to justice those responsible for the enforced disappearance of...

UNcomplicated: ‘Multilateralism in action’

In this special anniversary episode of our UNcomplicated podcast, hosts Sinjuda and Jason get to stay in their pyjamas to interview our colleague Reem...

Four Stabbed in Paris Attack Near Old Charlie Hebdo Offices

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Four people were stabbed on Friday near the old offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris, Prime Minister...

Report Finds High Rates of Economic Insecurity Among Older Minorities

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The challenging goal of elder economic security – having enough income to live independently and afford a no-frills budget...

Demilitarizing the NFL | Black Star News

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Will the current sports activism around racial justice extend to the global, neocolonial racial injustice that the US and...

Jewish Students at University of Illinois Decry Passage of Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution During High...

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s student government on Wednesday night voted in favor of a pro-BDS resolution calling...

Pandemic shocks world, reinforces need for multilateralism, says Estonian President |

Pointing to the “loss of diversified ecosystems, risks of the co-habitation of people and all other species in crowded towns”, President Kersti Kaljulaid underscored...

No It’s Not “Slaves,” It’s “Enslaved” and There’s a Big Difference

Photo Credit: Global Diaspora News (www.GlobalDiasporaNews.com). Toussaint L’ouverture wouldn’t have rebelled if he believed he was a “slave”      Not “slaves” or “slavery.” The preferred terms, respectively,...

At UN Assembly, President of Burundi rejects diplomatic aggression against his country |

Addressing the Assembly’s annual high-level debate, via a pre-recorded video, President Evariste Ndayishimiye stressed that multilateralism must “drive forward” the world’s efforts to overcome...