Edith M. Lederer, The Associated Press

Edith M. Lederer

The Associated Press

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  • Winnipeg Free Press
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Recent articles by Edith:

U.N. Envoy: Afghanistan on Brink of Humanitarian Catastrophe

Deborah Lyons said the United Nations predicts that 60% of Afghanistan’s 38 million people face crisis levels of hunger. → Read More

U.N. Wants to Get School Lunches to Needy Children Worldwide

A new coalition of governments and U.N. agencies wants to ensure that every needy child in the world gets a nutritious school meal by 2030. → Read More

Mexican leader: Richest in world should pay to help poorest

Mexico’s president is warning that the world is sliding from “civilization to barbarity.” → Read More

U.N. Says Over 3 Million in Myanmar Need 'Life-Saving' Aid

The U.N. humanitarian chief warns that without an end to violence “this number will only rise” → Read More

UN investigator: Crimes against humanity under Myanmar junta

The head of the U.N. body investigating the most serious crimes in Myanmar says preliminary evidence collected since the military seized power on Feb. 1 shows a widespread and systematic attack on civilians amounting to crimes against humanity → Read More

China, Russia urge U.N. Security Council to end key sanctions on North Korea

China and Russia are urging the U.N. Security Council to end a host of sanctions against North Korea ranging from the export of seafood and textiles to the cap on imports of refined petroleum products and the ban on its citizens working overseas and sending home their earnings. → Read More

China, Russia urge UNSC to end key sanctions on North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — China and Russia are urging the U. N. Security Council to end a host of sanctions against North Korea ranging from the export of seafood and textiles to the cap on imports of refined petroleum products and the ban on its citizens working overseas and sending home their earnings. → Read More

UN investigator: North Korea kids and elderly risk starving

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Koreans living under strict pandemic restrictions are facing a growing food crisis and the most vulnerable children and elderly people in the isolated Asian nation are at risk of starvation, a U. N. investigator said in a report released Wednesday. Tomás Ojea Quintana said in the report to the U. N. → Read More

Afghanistan Faces a 'Make-or-Break Moment,' U.N. Chief Says

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday urged the world to prevent Afghanistan’s economy from collapsing. → Read More

Russia says it’s in sync with U.S., China, Pakistan on Taliban

The United States, China, Russia and Pakistan are working together to ensure that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers keep their promises, especially to form a genuinely representative government and prevent extremism from spreading, Russia’s foreign minister said Saturday. → Read More

Minister: Iran will return to nuclear talks 'very soon'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Iran’s new foreign minister said Friday the country will return to nuclear negotiations “very soon,” but accused the Biden administration of sending contradictory messages — saying it wants to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal while slapping new sanctions on Tehran and not taking “an iota of positive action. ” → Read More

Taliban face uphill battle in efforts to speak at UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new rulers of Afghanistan have an uphill battle in their efforts to be recognized in time to address other world leaders at the United Nations this year. The Taliban are challenging the credentials of the ambassador from Afghanistan’s former government and asking to speak at the General Assembly’s high-level meeting of world leaders this week, according to a letter sent… → Read More

'The future is raising its voice': A dire mood at UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, climate change and worsening divisions among nations and... → Read More

'The future is raising its voice': A dire mood at UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, climate change and worsening divisions among nations and cultures topped the agenda Wednesday as leaders from China to Costa Rica, from Finland to Turkey to the United Nations itself outlined reasons why the world isn't working as it should — and what must be done quickly to fix it. Said one country's president: "The future is raising its voice at us. " → Read More

Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at the U_N_ meeting of world leaders, a day after Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a grim warning that “we are on the edge of an abyss.” → Read More

'The future is raising its voice': A dire mood at UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, climate change and worsening divisions among nations and culture... → Read More

‘The world must wake up’: Tasks daunting as UN meeting opens

NEW YORK (AP) — In person and on screen, world leaders returned to the United Nations’ foremost gathering for the first time in the pandemic era on Tuesday with a formidable, diplomacy-… → Read More

UN: Afghanistan's Taliban want to address General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Who should represent Afghanistan at the United Nations this month? It's a complex question with plenty of political implications. The Taliban, the country's new rulers for a matter of weeks, are challenging the credentials of their country's former U. N. ambassador and want to speak at the General Assembly's high-level meeting of world leaders this week, the international… → Read More

World leaders return to UN and face many escalating crises

Pressing issues include rising U.S.-China tensions, Afghanistan’s unsettled future under its new Taliban rulers and ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region → Read More

World leaders return to UN and face many escalating crises

Pressing issues include rising U.S.-China tensions, Afghanistan’s unsettled future under its new Taliban rulers and ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Syria and Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region → Read More