With the signing of a new deal between Soudah Development Co. and the UN Mountain Partnership, Saudi Arabia’s southern Soudah mountains will get a boost in habitat protection while also inviting tourists and visitors.  The juniper-covered mountains of Soudah, located in the Asir region in the southwest of the Kingdom, are home to Saudi Arabia’s highest peak, whichContinue Reading

The United Nations’ deputy leader welcomed the Middle East Green Initiative’s inauguration in Saudi Arabia on Monday as a crucial commitment and strategic vision for transitioning regional economies away from unsustainable development and toward a model “suited for the challenges of the 21st century.”  With only a few days untilContinue Reading

The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ headquarters lit up Thursday evening on the occasion of United Nations Day, which falls on October 24, as part of Egypt’s celebrations of 76 years of strategic partnership and cooperative cooperation with the UN.  The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has lit up its iconic officeContinue Reading

The United Nations (UN) has stated that it will not only “stay and deliver” in war-torn Afghanistan, but will also defend women’s and girls’ rights. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a tweet on Saturday, October 23rd, that the agency would continue to promote and defend the rights of women in Afghanistan,Continue Reading

The UN reported on Thursday that Afghanistan’s economy is collapsing, with all but 3% of households set to descend into poverty in the next months.  The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced the introduction of a “people’s economy” initiative to deliver much-needed cash to regular Afghans.  The fund will use donations thatContinue Reading

Alison Davidian, the UN Women’s Deputy Representative in Afghanistan, has urged for gender equality in the country’s long-term development and peace.  According to Khaama Press, Davidian stated in a recent piece that gender equality is critical for future development, sustainable peace, and the creation of a flourishing economy in Afghanistan.  Davidian hasContinue Reading

Saudi Arabia pledged to the United Nations that it will continue to work with other countries to restore global agricultural systems in order to achieve food security and alleviate poverty. The Kingdom also highlighted the UN and its many organizations’ critical role in tackling global challenges during the 76th sessionContinue Reading

The winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for 2021 is the Jeel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development, a Yemeni humanitarian group that has helped tens of thousands of people caught up in the country’s strife.  Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, named the award on Wednesday. Every year, the medal honoursContinue Reading

On Sept. 21, the top EU ambassador in Turkey stated that the Turkish state and people are making significant progress in the education of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children.  Ambassador Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, speaking at a school opening ceremony in the southern Gaziantep province, said that the integration of up toContinue Reading

Hardline diplomat Ali Bagheri Kani has been appointed as the new deputy for political affairs. He replaces veteran diplomat Abbas Araghchi, who led six rounds of nuclear talks in Vienna up to late July.  Ali Bagheri Kani was Deputy Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council from 2007 to 2013 and currently serves as an advisorContinue Reading