Tag: World Government

Israel pushes for UN to declare Hezbollah as a terror organization

Senior IDF officials are expected to brief the members of the UN Security Council on the Iran-backed group’s activity in Lebanon, voicing their concerns over its further strengthening in the country and its entrenchment in Syria. In a bid to persuade the members of the United Nations Security Council to dub Hezbollah as a terrorist […]

UN Secretary-General Outlines UN Priorities for 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged Member States to do their best to make September 2019 a defining moment for stopping runaway climate change, achieving the SDGs and building a fair globalization. Addressing the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in a briefing at the start of 2019, Guterres reflected on the UN’s achievements in 2018, and outlined […]

UN chief Guterres wins Charlemagne Prize

Former Portuguese prime minister to be honored for being ‘an outstanding advocate for the European model of society.’ U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres will receive the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for his services to European values. The award’s board of directors announced the winner Tuesday, saying it is recognition of Guterres’ “dedication to a revitalization and consolidation of multilateral […]

Russia-Turkey-Iran summit on Syria

The Russian, Turkish and Iranian presidents are scheduled to meet on Syria in February, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. “An agreement has been preliminarily reached and there is a basic understanding of holding the next summit next month,” Lavrov said at a joint press conference with his Kazakh counterpart Beibut Atamkulov. He did […]

Majority of World Population Supports Globalism, Survey Finds

Maybe populist political movements don’t have as much support as often presumed. The global public favors cooperation between nations, thinks immigration is a good thing and believes climate scientists, according to a poll of 10,000 people in every region of the world. The poll was commissioned by the World Economic Forum and will be discussed […]

What to watch for at this year’s World Economic Forum

World leaders converge to discuss climate change, co-operation and globalisation Global leaders, corporate titans, academics and thinkers are gathering in the Swiss ski resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum, which begins on Tuesday morning. Some 3,000 participants have converged on the Alpine town for the meeting of the global elite that this […]

Why your smartwatch and wearable devices are the next big privacy nightmare

Smartwatches and other wearables will be a must-have for personalised healthcare, but a privacy backlash could put an end to all that. As wearable devices like smartwatches become more popular with consumers, and remote monitoring of patients using these devices becomes a standard part of healthcare in the next few years, we will have to […]

UN chief backs 2-state solution

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and stressed again that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the only path to peace. Guterres’ strong backing for an independent Palestinian state came ahead of the release of a long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace and Israeli elections […]

Israel says it stopped Palestinian bid for full UN membership

Israel announced Sunday that it had blocked an upcoming bid by the Palestinians to gain full membership at the United Nations — saving the U.S. from having to veto such a push if it came before the Security Council. It was just last month that Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said he would seek full membership this […]

Rosneft committed to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Board of Directors of Rosneft Oil Company approved the strategic guidelines and Public statement “Rosneft: contributing to implementation of UN Sustainable Development Goals”. Starting in 2010, Rosneft has participated in the UN Global Compact and shares its core principles. The UN Global Compact urges its members to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals aimed […]