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United Nations - Latest News
Mar 29, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The pope urged nations in conflict to respond to an appeal made by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on March 23 for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” to “focus together on the true fight of our lives,” the “battle” against the coronavirus.
Jan 23, 2020 - 10:00 am .- Pope Francis is concerned about the worsening situation in the Middle East, and is urging a continued commitment to dialogue in the region, a senior Vatican diplomat told the United Nations Security Council Wednesday. 
Jan 17, 2020 - 10:30 am .- There is no international right to abortion, the U.S. health secretary told officials from more than 30 countries on Thursday in Washington, D.C.
Jan 15, 2020 - 10:53 am .- Pope Francis has named Dr. Francesca Di Giovanni as undersecretary for multilateral affairs in the Vatican Secretariat of State, marking the first time that a woman has been appointed to a managerial position in the secretariat.
Jan 3, 2020 - 12:33 am .- The past decade saw troubling levels of violence against children, with some 45 children seeing their rights “gravely violated” each day during the 2010s, a new report from the United Nations said.
Dec 20, 2019 - 07:40 am .- Pope Francis and the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres recorded a video message together at the Vatican Friday in which the two leaders urge the importance of religious freedom, human dignity, and environmental protection.
Nov 20, 2019 - 09:40 am .- The Holy See on Wednesday reaffirmed its support of a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, after recent shifts in U.S. policy threatened to derail hopes of an agreement.
Nov 16, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis Saturday named Archbishop Gabriele Caccia the next Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in New York.  
Oct 16, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Mauritania, the west African nation where slavery remains a widespread practice, is expected to be voted on to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council on Thursday. 
Oct 16, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis voiced his concerns about the world’s approach to food, and called for a global attitude of virtue towards nutrition in his World Food Day message.
Oct 10, 2019 - 12:35 am .- Violence against women remains a global concern for the Vatican, an official told members of the United Nations this week, stressing that society must “advance and defend all the rights derived from the inalienable human dignity of every woman and girl.”
Sep 26, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Senate on Thursday passed a temporary extension of government funding ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline, but with an inclusion that could trigger a fight over abortion funding in the coming months.  
Sep 26, 2019 - 10:15 am .- The Holy See’s Secretary of State has cautioned world leaders against the “ideological colonization” of developing nations. Cardinal Pietro Parolin issued the warning Tuesday at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
Sep 24, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- President Donald Trump and Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin have challenged world leaders to protect unborn human life. Both leaders spoke at the United Nations in New York, as the body met for the 74th session of its General Assembly.
Sep 23, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- President Donald Trump joined world leaders to speak out against religious persecution at a Global Call to Protect Religious Freedom at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday.
Aug 22, 2019 - 11:01 am .- The United Nations General Assembly has designated Aug. 22 as the first-ever International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.
Jul 17, 2019 - 08:00 am .- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the United States will not contribute the expected $32.5 million to the agency.
Jul 12, 2019 - 06:22 pm .- The UN Human Rights Council has approved a resolution to launch an investigation into the violent war on drugs taking place in the Philippines under President Rodrigo Duterte.
Jun 26, 2019 - 12:39 am .- Meeting June 21 with Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Venezuelan Bishops' Conference stressed that the solution to the country’s social and political crisis requires electing a new president.
Jun 4, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Efforts to restrict abortion in the U.S. have drawn strong denunciations from a senior United Nations official, who called recent pro-life laws "torture" and "violence against women."