UN Secretary general Guterres meets Macron ahead of Paris Peace Forum | AFP

UN Secretary general Antonio Guterres meets Emmanuel Macron Monday evening at the Elys茅e ahead of a summit Tuesday that will bring several heads of state to the French capital. IMAGES.

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UN’s nuclear watchdog the IAEA holds special board of governors’ meeting to discuss Iran | AFP

UN’s nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, holds special board of governors’ meeting to discuss Iran in Vienna, Austria. IMAGES

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Refugees evicted by police from sit-in outside UNHCR in Cape Town | AFP

Refugees who had been staging a sit-in outside the UN high Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Cape Town are forcefully evicted by police. A water canon and stun grenades were used to remove those who refused to obey the court order attained by the building owners.

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Kenyan ethnic groups call for UN inquiry into alleged colonial land grab | AFP

Kibore Cheruiyot was just a small boy when his family was violently expelled by British colonisers from their ancestral land in Kenya’s lush tea-growing western highlands, banished never to return. Now, Kenya’s Kipsigis and Talai peoples are calling for a United Nations inquiry into their plight.

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Argentina’s Grossi ‘delighted’ to be elected as UN’s nuclear watchdog head | AFP

Argentina’s Rafael Grossi says he is “delighted” that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has “come together” to elect him as its new Director General. SOUNDBITE

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Finland begins fishing plastic ‘ghost nets’ out of the Baltic | AFP

Finnish environmental authorities have begun a project to trawl the Baltic sea and remove abandoned fishing nets, known as “ghost nets”, which continue to trap fish and other wildlife. Plastic fishing equipment disintegrates extremely slowly in the water, and the UN’s food body estimates ghost nets constitute one tenth of all plastic waste in the world’s seas.

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UN Secretary-General meets with Bolivia’s foreign minister | AFP

UN Secretary-General, Ant贸nio Guterres, meets with Bolivia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Diego Pary Rodr铆guez, at the United Nations, a day after Evo Morales was officially declared the outright winner of presidential elections. A disputed vote count triggered violent protests in Bolivia and furious allegations of fraud from the opposition. IMAGES

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UN to probe abuses in Chile as strike continues | AFP

Violent protests continue in Chile as demonstrators face off against riot police, as the UN said it would send a special mission to investigate human rights abuses there, following a week of street protests that left 19 dead.

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Today in History for October 25th

Highlights of this day in history: Cuban missile crisis fuels Cold War clash at UN; China’s UN seat changes hands; ‘Charge of the Light Brigade’ battle takes place; Author Geoffrey Chaucer dies; Golfer Payne Stewart killed in plane crash. (Oct. 25)

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Today in History for October 24th

Highlights of this day in history: Dawn of the UN; Dwight Eisenhower vows to end the Korean War; Suspects caught in D.C.-area sniper shootings; Concorde makes last trans-Atlantic flight; ‘Star Trek’ creator Gene Roddenberry dies. (Oct. 24)

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Today in History for October 12th

Highlights of this day in history: Columbus lands in Americas; USS Cole bombed in Yemen; Soviet leader Khrushchev bangs shoe at UN; Blast rips Bali nightclub; Opera’s Luciano Pavarotti born; Singer John Denver dies in plane crash. (Oct. 12)

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Greece: 4 years later migrants plead freedom from “hell”

Four years after the start of the biggest migration crisis in the history of the European Union, migrants crossing to Greece are starting to pick up again. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced that arrivals by sea from Turkey to Greece, mostly Afghan and Syrian families, increased to 10,258 in September. It said this was the highest monthly total since 2016, when the EU reached an accord with Turkey to stem the flow of arrivals.

Swedish Queen pushes for children’s rights at UN

Queen Silvia of Sweden is speaking out about the growth of child sex abuse, exploitation and pornography on the internet 鈥 and the failure of many governments and tech companies to stop it.

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Pakistan’s Khan warns of bloodshed in Kashmir, possibility of nuclear war | AFP

“The world community must give the people of Kashmir the right of self determination” says Pakistan’s Prime Minister at the UN. Imran Khan’s warning of bloodshed also included the possibility that its dispute with India over the territory could escalate into an all-out nuclear war. “Two nuclear armed countries will come face to face,” he says, “and before we head in that direction, the United Nations has a responsibility”.(COMPLETES VID 1KP4XI_EN)

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Bahamas PM gives thanks at UN for storm response

Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Alexander expressed gratitude on Friday for the support his country received from the international community nearly three weeks after one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record pummeled the island nation.(Sept. 27)

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Modi supporters, protesters rally outside UN

There were some tense moments between those who supported and those who opposed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside the United Nations in New York on Friday as police had to separate some of the protesters from each other. (Sept. 27)

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India planning ‘bloodbath’ in Kashmir, Pakistan’s Khan tells UN | AFP

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan says India is planning a “bloodbath” in Kashmir once the curfew will be lifted, as he speaks at the United Nations General Assembly, in New York. SOUNDBITE

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Pompeo defends State’s work in Ukraine

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the US State Department did not engage in improper activity with Ukraine, and is focused on trying to help Kyiv combat corruption. Pompeo made the remarks Thursday on the sidelines of the UN general assembly. (Sept. 26)

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Boris Johnson arrives back at Downing Street from UN | AFP

Boris Johnson arrives back at 10 Downing Street after cutting short his trip to the UN General Assembly to deal with the fallout from a Supreme Court decision that ruled against his move to prorogue Parliament. IMAGES / TO COMPLETE VIDI1KM35I_EN

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William Jackson Harper moved by Thunberg’s speech

“The Good Place” star William Jackson Harper admits he felt “called out” by climate activist Greta Thunberg’s speech to world leaders at the UN. (Sept. 25)

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UN says humanity must save the oceans to save itself | AFP

Crumbling ice sheets, rising seas, melting glaciers, ocean dead zones, toxic algae blooms — a raft of impacts on sea and ice are decimating fish stocks, destroying renewable sources of fresh water, and incubating superstorms that will ravage some megacities every year, according to a landmark assessment approved by the 195-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). SOUNDBITE

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