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            by Kimberly Ells  Dr. Anthony Fauci just announced the Biden administration’s commitment to “advance gender equality at home and around the world.” This is underscored by President Joe Biden’s executive order allowing biological males to compete in girls and women’s sports and removing justification for female spaces in schools. We are watching the deliberate deconstruction of biological distinctions before our eyes. But there is much more at stake here than women’s privacy or women’s sports, though those concerns remain vital. The international push for gender equality—rather than women’s equality or women’s and men’s equality—has been intentional, and the United Nations is a major player in the global push to de-sex society in the name of gender equality. For decades, the term “gender equality” has been inserted into numerous U.N. initiatives, and for decades, most everyone assumed this meant equality between men and women. The Left has declared war on...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution Thursday condemning damage and destruction of religious sites and asking the secretary-general to convene a global conference to spearhead public support for safeguarding places of religious heritage. The resolution condemns the increasing targeting of “cultural property, including religious sites and ritual objects … by terrorist attacks and outlawed militias,” often resulting in destruction as well as theft and illicit trafficking of stolen items. It strongly deplores “all attacks on and in religious places, sites and shrines … including any deliberate destruction of relics and monuments” which violate international law. And it condemns all threats to attack, damage or destroy religious sites, “and denounces any moves to obliterate or forcibly convert any religious sites.” The resolution was proposed by Saudi Arabia and co-sponsored by Arab nations including Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Yemen, Bahrain, Sudan, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and...
    UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations General Assembly has approved a resolution proclaiming Dec. 27 as the Internati onal Day of Epidemic Preparedness to keep a global spotlight on the need to strengthen global measures to prevent pandemics like COVID-19. The resolution adopted Monday by consensus by the 193-member world body expresses “grave concern at the…
    TANZANIA – The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urged countries to oppose any unilateral economic, financial or trade sanctions. The 193-member world body adopted the resolution by a vote of 169-2, with Ukraine and Hungary abstaining. It was a strong show of unity by the U.N.’s most representative body, though many countries had hoped for adoption by consensus. The resolution, which is not legally binding, is the third and most extensive adopted by the General Assembly. A resolution adopted April 2 recognized “the unprecedented effects” of the pandemic and called for “intensified international cooperation to contain, mitigate and defeat” the new coronavirus. A Mexico-sponsored resolution approved April 20 urged global action to rapidly scale up development, manufacturing and access to medicine, vaccines and medical...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a wide-ranging resolution on tackling the coronavirus pandemic Friday over objections from the United States and Israel, which protested a successful last-minute Cuban amendment that strongly urged countries to oppose any unilateral economic, financial or trade sanctions. The 193-member world body adopted the resolution by a vote of 169-2, with Ukraine and Hungary abstaining. It was a strong show of unity by the U.N.’s most representative body, though many countries had hoped for adoption by consensus. The resolution, which is not legally binding, is the third and most extensive adopted by the General Assembly. A resolution adopted April 2 recognized “the unprecedented effects” of the pandemic and called for “intensified international cooperation to contain, mitigate and defeat” the new coronavirus. A Mexico-sponsored resolution approved April 20 urged global action to rapidly scale up development, manufacturing and access to medicine, vaccines...
    Coronavirus — Prayer of the Angelus of Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square, in the Vatican. EFE photo After the UN Security Council requested a global truce for COVID-19, Pope Francis called for it to be implemented quickly He Pope Francisco held the global truce by coronavirus pandemic requested by the Un and asked that “it be implemented effectively and quickly for the good of those who suffer.” “The request for an immediate and global ceasefire, which allows the peace and security essential to provide urgently needed humanitarian assistance, is commendable,” the pope said after the Angelus prayer. “I hope that this decision is implemented effectively and quickly for the good of the suffering people. May this Security Council resolution become a courageous first step towards a peaceful future, ”he added. After more than three months of negotiations, the UN Security Council finally joined on July 1 to pass...
    In the midst of the pandemic that plagues many poor and conflict countries, Pope Francis today called for a “global and immediate” ceasefire to bring the humanitarian aid needed to the countries hardest hit by violence and the virus. urgently”. “The call for a global and immediate ceasefire that allows the peace and security necessary to provide the urgently needed humanitarian assistance is commendable,” said Francisco after his Angelus prayer at the Holy See. During his speech, he highlighted the unanimous decision of the United Nations Security Council to call for an immediate global truce in order to face the “devastating” consequences of the Covid-19 virus and highlighted countries that are going through a war, according to the agency. of DPA news. “May this Security Council resolution become a courageous first step towards a peaceful future,” asked the pontiff. In addition to the Security Council, more than 170...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany’s top diplomats urged stepped-up action Thursday to quickly implement a new U.N. Security Council resolution demanding cease-fires in major global conflicts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a virtual council meeting that “we now need to redouble our efforts,” pointing to conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Africa’s Sahel region and Afghanistan where “the situation remains extremely unstable and civilian populations continue to suffer the consequences.” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who presided at the meeting, urged often-divided council members to implement the “long overdue” resolution by working together toward cease-fires in specific countries. “We all know that they can facilitate humanitarian access and serve as entry points for political talks," he said. The U.N.’s most powerful body voted unanimously to adopt the resolution after the United States and China resolved...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France and Germany’s top diplomats urged stepped-up action Thursday to quickly implement a new U.N. Security Council resolution demanding cease-fires in major global conflicts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during a virtual council meeting that “we now need to redouble our efforts,” pointing to conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Africa’s Sahel region and Afghanistan where “the situation remains extremely unstable and civilian populations continue to suffer the consequences.” German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, who presided at the meeting, urged often-divided council members to implement the “long overdue” resolution by working together toward cease-fires in specific countries. “We all know that they can facilitate humanitarian access and serve as entry points for political talks,” he said. The U.N.’s most powerful body voted unanimously to adopt the resolution after the United States and China resolved a more than three-month dispute over...
    After more than three months of negotiations, the UN Security Council today reached an agreement and passed a resolution supporting Secretary-General António Guterres’s request for a world truce during the pandemic. Until now, the division between the United States and China – faced by the management and origins of the pandemic – had made it impossible to approve the text, which finally came out thanks to a new version of compromise promoted in recent days, the agency reported. from EFE news. The resolution was unanimously approved and calls for a “general and immediate cessation of hostilities” in all conflicts on the agenda of the Security Council and calls on the parties to facilitate a humanitarian truce of at least 90 days so that all people can protect and treat themselves in the midst of the pandemic. The text, however, makes clear that the truce does not apply to military operations...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus. The U.N.’s most powerful body voted unanimously to adopt the resolution after the United States and China resolved a lengthy dispute over mentioning the World Health Organization. Germany’s U.N. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, the council president for July, announced the result, calling it “a sign for hope for all people currently living in conflict zones around the world.” “It is now the obligation of the council – and all parties to armed conflicts – to implement this resolution in our work this month and beyond,” he said. The resolution backs U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for global ceasefires to tackle the pandemic, and demands an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in all...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council demanded an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in key conflicts including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo on Wednesday to tackle COVID-19 in its first resolution on the new coronavirus. The U.N.’s most powerful body voted unanimously to adopt the resolution after the United States and China resolved a lengthy dispute over mentioning the World Health Organization. Germany’s U.N. Ambassador Christoph Heusgen, the council president for July, announced the result, calling it “a sign for hope for all people currently living in conflict zones around the world.” “It is now the obligation of the council – and all parties to armed conflicts – to implement this resolution in our work this month and beyond,” he said. The resolution backs U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for global ceasefires to tackle the pandemic, and demands an...
    By EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is trying again to reach agreement on its first resolution on COVID-19 since the coronavirus started circling the global in February, after a lengthy dispute between the U.S. and China over mentioning the World Health Organization. A revised draft resolution by France and China was submitted for a vote Tuesday and the result is expected to be announced on Wednesday. The draft resolution backs Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for global cease-fires to tackle the pandemic, and demands an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in all conflicts on its agenda including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo. It calls on all warring parties “to engage immediately in a durable humanitarian pause for at least 90 consecutive days” to enable the safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations. The draft resolution states that...
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is trying again to reach agreement on its first resolution on COVID-19 since the coronavirus started circling the global in February, after a lengthy dispute between the U.S. and China over mentioning the World Health Organization. A revised draft resolution by France and China was submitted for a vote Tuesday and the result is expected to be announced on Wednesday. The draft resolution backs Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ March 23 call for global cease-fires to tackle the pandemic, and demands an “immediate cessation of hostilities” in all conflicts on its agenda including Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo. It calls on all warring parties “to engage immediately in a durable humanitarian pause for at least 90 consecutive days” to enable the safe and unhindered delivery of humanitarian aid and medical evacuations. The draft resolution states that these measures do not apply to...
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