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Anti-Corruption: First review of the EU’s implementation of United Nations Convention against Corruption

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Commission is setting out its approach to undertake a review of the EU’s implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). As a party to the Convention, the EU must evaluate how its rules and practices comply with the anti-corruption principles, […]

The United Nations, 75 years young: Engaging youth social entrepreneurs to accelerate the SDGs

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. This year, the United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary – a milestone […]

Financing economic recovery, written by United Nations Under-Secretary-General

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writer. As the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the length and […]

A Sting Exclusive: Healthy oceans amidst COVID-19, written by the United Nations Under-Secretary General

This article was written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writers. Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Asia-Pacific response to COVID-19 and climate emergency must build a resilient and sustainable future”, by the United Nations Under-Secretary-General

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writers. The unprecedented public health emergency triggered by the COVID -19 […]

Catalysing change for gender equality, co-authored by two United Nations Under-Secretary Generals

This article was writted for The European Sting by Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP, and Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women. The opinions expressed in this article belong to our distinguished writers.  Great strides have been taken to […]

‘Amid stormy global seas, UN charter remains our moral anchor’, says Guterres on United Nations Day

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. In his annual message for UN Day this Thursday, Secretary-General António Guterres issued a reminder of the role the Organization should be playing, focusing on the the real problems of real people, as a “shared moral anchor” amid “stormy global seas”. The Day marks the anniversary […]

Service and Sacrifice: Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon proud to serve their homeland and the United Nations

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Peacekeepers from Malaysia serving under the United Nations flag in Lebanon face a “a totally new experience” according to the commander of the Malaysian contingent in the country. Currently, 850 military personnel, including 38 women, are deployed to the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, […]

A Sting Exclusive: “Technology for all, development for all: the role of ITU”, written by the Secretary General of the United Nations Agency

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Houlin Zhao, the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies-ICTs. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. The world is undergoing a technological transformation that promises to improve people’s lives on […]

“Beating pollution for our planet”, a Sting Exclusive by Mr Erik Solheim, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment. The opinions expressed in this article belong to the distinguished writer. Some may once have seen fighting pollution as a sacrifice made against improving the quality of our lives. The reality could hardly be further […]

Launch by United States, the European Union, and Partners of the Global Methane Pledge to Keep 1.5C Within Reach

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Over 100 countries representing 70% of the global economy have now joined the Pledge Today, the United States, the European Union, and partners formally launched the Global Methane Pledge, an initiative to reduce global methane emissions to keep the goal of limiting warming to […]

The need for a united Europe

This article was written by one of our passionate readers, Mr. Tomasso Merlo. The opinions expressed within reflect only the writer’s views and not The European Sting’s position on the issue. The epochal political challenge of the European peoples is their unification and the birth of a common continental democracy. The European dream, however, is […]

A vaccination race between nations can have no winners

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) The COVAX Facility is a global collaboration to ensure fair allocation of COVID-19 vaccines to all countries, including the poorest countries. However, “vaccine nationalism” threatens to undermine equitable […]

Commission sets out key actions for a united front to beat COVID-19

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Two days ahead of the meeting of European leaders on a coordinated response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Commission set out a number of actions needed to step up the fight against the pandemic. In a Communication adopted today, it calls on Member States […]

Coronavirus COVID-19 wipes $50 billion off global exports in February alone, as IMF pledges support for vulnerable nations

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The extent of the damage to the global economy caused by novel coronavirus COVID-19 moved further into focus on Wednesday as UN economists announced a likely $50 billion drop in worldwide manufacturing exports in February alone. In remarks made at a joint press conference […]

At this ‘critical moment’, UN chief urges anti-corruption conference to adopt united front

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. As we enter the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the world must “unite against corruption” to stop precious resources from being drained by illicit financial flows, an international conference on the issue heard on Monday in Abu Dhabi. “You […]

Legendary Harlem Globetrotters slam-dunk at the UN, with message that brings families, nations together

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. You don’t have to be from New York or even the United States to be a Harlem Globetrotter. Yet in the team’s 93-year history, less than two dozen players have been born overseas, UN News learned, during an impromptu visit by the legendary basketball […]

These are the United States’ most exported products

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Douglas Broom, Senior Writer, Formative Content Silicon Valley may be the tech capital of the world but physical goods still account for around two-thirds of US exports, new figures show. Machinery and electrical equipment brought in $363 billion – […]

Island nations on climate crisis frontline ‘not sitting idly by’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Small island nations are “not sitting idly by” but are emerging as “frontrunners” in the fight against climate change according to Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, the UN High Representative for Small Island Developing States. On Friday, they will be centre stage during the General Assembly’s […]

For small island nations, climate change is not a threat. It’s already here

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Hussain Rasheed Hassan, Minister of Environment, Republic of Maldives & Valerie Cliff, Deputy Regional Director, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific As world leaders gathered at the UN Secretary General’s Climate Action Summit this week, the damage Hurricane Dorian […]

Greta Thunberg tells world leaders ‘you are failing us’, as nations announce fresh climate action

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Speaking at the beginning of the UN’s Climate Action Summit on Monday, the 16-year-old acclaimed climate activist Greta Thunberg, was unsparing in her criticism of world leaders, telling them that they are still “not mature enough to tell it like it is”. She added, […]

Security Council urges ‘maximum restraint’ around Gulf region as Iran and United States trade diplomatic blows in New York

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. There is a need for “genuine regional dialogue” to address rising tensions in the Gulf, Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations said on Monday, calling on Secretary-General António Guterres “to play a role” in bringing countries to the table. Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi, was […]

Assassinations in Ethiopia amidst regional ‘coup’ attempt, condemned by UN chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The assassination of the chief of staff of the Ethiopian army and killing of a regional governor in what the Government has described as a regional coup attempt, has been condemned by the UN Secretary-General. In a statement released on Sunday, António Guterres said he was […]

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Albinism, displacement in Central America, family-friendly nations, updates on the Gulf and Darfur

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. This Thursday, top stories includes: International Albinism Awareness Day; the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealing for regional talks on Central America forced displacement; updates on the latest attack on oil tankers in the Gulf and on recent clashes in Darfur; and a new report by […]

A ‘strong and united Europe’ has never been more needed, declares UN chief Guterres

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. With the post-world war international institutions eroded and under threat, a “strong and united Europe” standing alongside the United Nations, has never been more essential, said UN chief António Guterres in Germany on Thursday. The Secretary-General was in the ancient continental capital of Aachen, […]

UN chief outlines ‘intertwined challenges’ of climate change, ocean health facing Pacific nations on the ‘frontline’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Visiting Fiji for the first time as Secretary-General, António Guterres outlined two “fundamental challenges” facing leaders attending the Pacific Islands Forum on Thursday, namely climate change and the world’s rising ocean, which threatens to submerge low-lying nations. “The Pacific region is on the frontline of […]

Trade with the United States: Council authorises negotiations on elimination of tariffs for industrial goods and on conformity assessment

This article is brought to you in association with the European Council. The Council today approved mandates for the Commission to open negotiations with the United States on two agreements: a trade agreement limited to the elimination of tariffs for industrial goods only, excluding agricultural products; an agreement on conformity assessment that would have as its […]

‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wounded, some critically. “I’m saddened and […]

United States: UN human rights office welcomes California moratorium on death penalty

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The UN human rights office (OHCHR) has welcomed the signing of an executive order by the Governor of California, in the United States, to impose a moratorium on carrying out the death penalty, which grants a reprieve to 737 inmates, up to end of […]

UN experts urge United Arab Emirates to release terminally ill woman to live her last days ‘in dignity’

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. United Nations independent human rights experts on Tuesday urged the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to release from detention a terminally ill woman who they say has been “reportedly subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment” so that she can “live her last days of life, […]

Remain united for Syrians, UN envoy de Mistura urges Security Council

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Addressing the problems plaguing Syria and bring years of brutal fighting to an end, requires further “genuine effort” on the part of influential countries, to talk to each other and work constructively, the veteran United Nations Special Envoy for Syria has said. In his […]

6 ways China and the United States could jumpstart trade reforms

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Co‐founding Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development & Shuaihua Cheng, Managing Director, ICTSD China, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Whether they’re new best friends or estranged fellows, President Donald Trump […]

Return of Kuwaiti property by Iraq, signals hope of ‘full normalization’ between nations: UN Chief

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The Iraqi government’s latest moves toward constructive engagement with Kuwait mark a step towards “the full normalization” of relations between the two countries following decades of strained relations, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday. “The Secretary-General commends the efforts of the Governments of […]