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  • World Bank and IMF Face Long-term Damage After Data Rigging Scandal

    October 13, 2021

    A World Bank external investigation finding that IMF leadership applied "undue pressure" on staff for changes boasting China's business climate ranking could negatively impact the strength and reputation of international financial institutions.

  • UN Secretary-General Details a Vision for Improved Global Outcomes

    September 22, 2021

    In a report titled "Our Common Agenda," UN Secretary-General Guterres calls for renewed global solidarity, a new social contract rooted in human rights, an improved global commons, and global public goods.

  • UN to Report on Xinjiang Human Rights Despite Lack of Access

    September 15, 2021

    Michelle Bachelet, who is the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed regret at having failed to secure a visit to Xinjiang three months after saying she planned to verify reports of China's alleged violations against Uyghurs and other minority groups but will go ahead with the publication of an independant report based on available evidence.

  • UN Chief Urges Leaders to “Think Big,” with UN Playing Lead Role

    September 13, 2021

    UN Secretary-General Guterres has set out his vision for the future of global cooperation in a new report released  at a recent meeting of the General Assembly entitled, Our Common Agenda, outlining an approach that would herald a new era for multilateralism, in which the UN would be the platform for collaboration.

  • UN Chief Urges Taliban to Protect Afghan Lives, Implement « Inclusive » Government

    August 18, 2021

    Following the Taliban’s takeover in Afganistan, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged the Taliban to exercise “utmost restraint” to protect Afghan lives and allow humanitarian assistance to reach those in need, continuing with a statement agreed by all 15 members of the Security Council that called for the immediate cessation of all hostilities and « a new government that is united, inclusive and representative. »

  • WHO Chief: 'Premature' to Rule out COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory

    July 19, 2021

    In a recent debriefing, The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged to reporters that there was a “premature push” to rule out the COVID-19 lab leak theory without enough evidence.

  • Bloomberg: U.S. Lawmakers Pressure UN to Review Violations in China

    July 07, 2021

    The co-chairs of a congressional panel that monitors human rights in China and calibrating U.S. policy toward the nation pressed the United Nations secretary-general to increase the organization’s review of potential violations, citing specifically human rights abuses by Beijing in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet.

  • Protests as Syria given a Seat on Executive Board of the WHO

    June 02, 2021

    Medical workers in rebel-held northwest Syria are protesting the decision to grant Syria a seat on the executive board of the World Health Organization (WHO), after hundreds of medical facilities have been bombed, often in government airstrikes and with half the hospitals and health centers are functioning only partially or not at all.

  • Biden Cabinet Member Calls on WHO to Further Investigate Covid Origins

    May 26, 2021

    In a call to honor the lives lost to Covid-19 at the World Health Organization (WHO) forum, Biden Cabinet member, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra told WHO it 'must' launch more 'transparent' investigation into COVID's origin as mounting evidence supports the lab leak theory.

  • Barnes: The WHO Failed its One Main Job

    May 17, 2021

    Terry Barnes writes in The Spectator that the World Health Organization (WHO) has failed its one main job, saving lives and livelihoods from global devastation, citing the review of the initial response to the Wuhan virus by an independent panel, co-chaired by former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark, highlighting that the WHO was too slow in declaring a public health emergency in January 2020 when the coronavirus could have been contained in regional China.

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