The goods trade indicator of the World Trade Organization (WTO) has fell to the lowest level ever since its launch, said the WTO in a statement released on May 20. The goods trade indicator was launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in July 2016. The WTO said that itContinue Reading

The Health Ministers of the Member States of the Non-Aligned Movement conducted the online Summit of the NAM Contact Group in response to the COVID-19 pandemic on May 20. The NAM Summit was organised online because of the disruption caused by the pandemic that is posting global threat. The meetingContinue Reading

The coronavirus lockdown has brought the world at large to a standstill, that has impacted the economy in the negative but the environment in the positive. An international study of global carbon emissions published in the journal Nature Climate Change on May 20, found that carbon dioxide emissions have declinedContinue Reading

On May 19, World Health Organization member states has agreed to an independent probe into the UN agency’s response in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In the World Health Assembly held virtually for the very first time on May 18 and May 19, the member states adopted a resolutionContinue Reading

The arrest of the 1994 Rwandan genocide escapee Felicien Kabuga from an apartment in a suburb of the French capital Paris on May 16 has been welcomed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet. Felicien Kabuga who is one of the prime accused of financing theContinue Reading

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) for six months. The UN Security Council has also urged Khartoum, Juba and local communities to take all necessary steps to ensure that the area is effectively demilitarizedContinue Reading

In the wake of the COVID-10 pandemic lockdown, the world has come to a near standstill and many international meetings and summits are taking virtually. Continuing with the trend to meet virtually, the World Health Organization on May 18 is to meet for its first ever virtual assembly. The usualContinue Reading

A medical team in Egypt has been tested positive for COVID-19. Nineteen members of a medical care team in Matariya Educational Hospital has been tested positive for COVID-19, announced the General Authority for Educational Hospitals and Institutes in Egypt. The health authority stated that of the 54 samples collected fromContinue Reading

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres chaired a virtual meeting of the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) on May 14 and in it brought together the principals of 31 UN system entities. The UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) is the longest-standing and highest-level coordination forumContinue Reading

Lebanon has decided to increase the number of police stations along the borders with Syria. The decision has been taken by the country’s Higher Defence Council to keep a check in the augmenting cases of cross-border smuggling that has caused huge losses to the government’s revenues. The decision has beenContinue Reading