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Edith M. Lederer

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U.N. says world economy isn’t as bad as it thought

"Our prognosis is one of guarded optimism, but with important caveats,” Shantanu Mukherjee, director of the U.N.’s Economic Analysis and Policy...

17.05.2024 30

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

U.S. is one of just 9 countries to vote against granting new ‘rights and privileges’ to Palestine in UN General Assembly

The UN approved the Arab and Palestinian-sponsored resolution calling on the Security Council to reconsider Palestine's request to join by a vote...

11.05.2024 50

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

Russia Defends Veto of UN Resolution to Prohibit Nukes in Outer Space

Instead, Russia urged the U.S., Japan, and their Western allies to vote to ban all weapons in space.

07.05.2024 10

The Diplomat

Edith M. Lederer

U.S. vetoes UN membership for Palestine after 12 out of 15 on Security Council vote in favor

The U.S. opposed the resolution, the UK and Switzerland abstained, and all others supported, including U.S. allies France, Japan and South Korea.

19.04.2024 20

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

Myanmar’s Intensifying Conflict Taking Massive Rights Toll: UN

According to the global body, 18.6 million people in Myanmar will need humanitarian assistance in 2024 – a nineteen-fold increase since the 2021...

05.04.2024 10

The Diplomat

Edith M. Lederer

Russian Veto Brings End to UN Panel Monitoring Enforcement of North Korea Sanctions

Russia itself is accused of violating the sanctions through its weapons purchases from North Korea.

28.03.2024 8

The Diplomat

Edith M. Lederer

America actually just called for a Gaza cease-fire at the UN—and China and Russia vetoed it

The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 11 members in favor, three against and one abstention.

22.03.2024 80

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

Most UN Security Council Members Demand Taliban Rescind Decrees Seriously Oppressing Women and Girls

Russia, China, Mozambique, and Algeria didn't sign on to the statement.

27.02.2024 20

The Diplomat

Edith M. Lederer

U.N. sounds alarm on global trade

Since attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on ships in the Red Sea began in November, major players in the shipping industry have temporarily halted...

26.01.2024 30

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

The world economy will slow further off its pre-COVID pace in 2024, UN projects

The U.N. projected global economic growth slowing to 2.4% this year from 2.7% in 2023, ahead of expectations but below the 3% from the before times.

06.01.2024 10

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

U.N. forecasts worse than expected global economic growth slowdown to 2.4% this year from an estimated 2.7% in 2023

The United Nations report points to challenges from escalating conflicts, sluggish global trade, persistently high interest rates and increasing...

05.01.2024 60

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

The Red Sea attacks are adding 10 extra days—and inflation—to 15% of all international trade, American ambassador tells UN

It's not sustainable for ships to reroute around the Cape of Good Hope, U.S. deputy ambassador Christopher Lu told an emergency meeting of the UN...

04.01.2024 8

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

Israel’s siege of Gaza shrank Palestinian GDP 4% in one month, U.N. report says. If war continues, it could set Palestinian territories back 19 years

'All of that growth and development is going to regress between 11, 16, or even 19 years if the fighting continues. ... We will go back to 2002," a...

10.11.2023 4

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

'Full benefits of nuclear energy' must be part of the plan to tackle climate change, says U.N. nuclear chief

Rafael Grossi said interest in nuclear energy is growing.

09.11.2023 4

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

UN General Assembly calls for 'humanitarian truce' in Gaza

Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour called it “more courageous, more principled” than the Security Council, which failed on a resolution four...

28.10.2023 4

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

UN chief sees a world 'becoming unhinged' and a completely absent leadership: 'we seem incapable of coming together to respond'

At the UN General Assembly’s high-level meeting, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres ticked off a list of “existential threats” for the world.

19.09.2023 3

Fortune

Edith M. Lederer

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