Independent nations – List Nation http://list-nation.com/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 15:03:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://list-nation.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.png Independent nations – List Nation http://list-nation.com/ 32 32 World Games sign MOU with four nations https://list-nation.com/world-games-sign-mou-with-four-nations/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 15:03:48 +0000 https://list-nation.com/world-games-sign-mou-with-four-nations/ You viewed more than 50 articles in the last 12 months. Keep Olympic News Free Support insidethegames.biz for just £10 For nearly 15 years now, insidethegames.biz has been at the forefront of fearless reporting on what’s happening in the Olympic Movement. As the first website not to be placed behind a paywall, we have made […]]]>

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Russia invites United Nations and Red Cross to investigate prison deaths in Ukraine https://list-nation.com/russia-invites-united-nations-and-red-cross-to-investigate-prison-deaths-in-ukraine/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 14:09:08 +0000 https://list-nation.com/russia-invites-united-nations-and-red-cross-to-investigate-prison-deaths-in-ukraine/ Russia on Sunday, experts from the United Nations and the Red Cross called for an investigation into the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners held by Moscow-backed separatists, while the Ukrainian president orders the evacuation of the population in the eastern region of Donetsk. President Volodymyr Zelensky said hundreds of thousands of people were still […]]]>

Russia on Sunday, experts from the United Nations and the Red Cross called for an investigation into the deaths of dozens of Ukrainian prisoners held by Moscow-backed separatists, while the Ukrainian president orders the evacuation of the population in the eastern region of Donetsk.

President Volodymyr Zelensky said hundreds of thousands of people were still embroiled in heavy fighting in the Donbass region containing Donetsk and Luhansk provinces.

“A lot of people are refusing to leave, but it still needs to be done,” Zelensky said. in Late Saturday TV address. “More people are leaving the Donetsk region Now fewer people The Russian army will have time to kill. “

Ukraine and Russia blamed each other for Friday’s missile strike or premature explosion, which appears to have killed dozens of Ukrainian prisoners of war in the frontline town of Olinivka in eastern Donetsk.

Russia has called in experts from the United Nations and the Red Cross to investigate the deaths. In the interest of the Ministry of Defense, the investigation was “objective”. on Sunday.

The ministry had released a list of 50 Ukrainian prisoners of war dead and 73 wounded in what it said was the Ukrainian military It struck with the US-made High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). United.

Ukraine’s armed forces have denied responsibility, saying Russian artillery targeted the prison to hide the abuses there. Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said on Friday that Russia had launched a war crime called for international condemnation.

Reuters reporters confirmed that some of them had died in prison, but could not immediately verify the different versions of events.

The UN has said it is ready to send experts to check whether it has obtained the approval of both parties. The International Committee of the Red Cross said it was seeking access and showed up to help evacuate the injured.

Ukraine has accused Russia of atrocities against civilians and their identification of more than 10,000 possible war crimes. Russia denies targeting civilians and committing war crimes during the invasion, it’s called a “special process”.

Ukrainian counterattack

Ukrainian forces early attacked the headquarters of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the Russian-controlled Crimean port of Sevastopol. Russia cited Sevastopol Governor Mikhail Razvogayev on Sunday, according to him.

five members of the employees were injured in the attack. He said that when he flew what was supposed to be a drone in the backyard of the headquarters.

Ukrainian authorities said the southern towns of Mykolaiv and Nikopol were also hit by intense Russian strikes overnight.

Two people were killed and three injured when the 12 rocket blasts hit homes and educational institutions, Mayor Mykolaiv Oleksandr Senkevich told Ukrainian state television, describing the hits as “perhaps the most mighty” over the city of the whole war.

Up to 50 grad missiles hit residential areas of the city of Nikopol on Sunday morning, Dnipropetrovsk Governor Valentin Reznichenko wrote by cable. One person was injured.

Ukrainian army He said on Saturday more than 100 Russian soldiers Seven tanks were killed destroyed in the south on Friday, including the Kherson region It is the center of Kyiv’s counterattack in this part of the country and the key link in supply lines from Moscow.

Rail traffic to Kherson on the Dnipro River was cut off, and the military, Southern Command said, would likely further isolate Russian forces west of the river from supply in occupied Crimea and to the east.

South of the town of Bakhmut, described by Russia as a prime target for the Ukrainian army in Donetsk. He said the Russian forces “achieved partial success”. in Establishing Control over Smehreh’s leveling stormed it from three sides.

British defense and intelligence officials who have been one of Ukraine’s strongest allies since Moscow invaded its neighbor on February 24 described Russian troops as struggling to maintain momentum.

Western-supplied Ukraine has long used remote missile systems to severely damage three bridges over the Dnipro in recent weeks, cutting off the city of Kherson from the river bank.

Reuters was unable to verify reports from an independent source on the battlefield.

Russian-appointed administration officials run the Kherson region earlier this week dismissed Western and Ukrainian assessments of the situation.

The British Ministry on Friday described the Russian government as “increasingly desperate” after losing tens of thousands of troops in the war. Richard Moore, head of the British Foreign Intelligence Agency, MI6, added on Twitter that Russia is “running out of steam”.

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Wealthier nations are failing to deliver on their climate finance promise https://list-nation.com/wealthier-nations-are-failing-to-deliver-on-their-climate-finance-promise/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 17:46:05 +0000 https://list-nation.com/wealthier-nations-are-failing-to-deliver-on-their-climate-finance-promise/ According to an analysis by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, the richest countries have failed to meet their pledge of $100 billion a year to developing countries to help them meet their climate goals. $83.3 billion in climate finance went to the poorest countries in 2020, a 4% increase from the […]]]>

According to an analysis by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, the richest countries have failed to meet their pledge of $100 billion a year to developing countries to help them meet their climate goals.

$83.3 billion in climate finance went to the poorest countries in 2020, a 4% increase from the previous year, but still below the proposed target. The UN-backed payment plan was first agreed in 2009 to help poorer countries adapt to the effects of climate change and reduce emissions.

The commitment, initially established as an annual commitment from its inception until 2020, was never fulfilled.

“We know that more needs to be done” to fill the gap, admitted OECD Secretary General Mathias Cormann.

Who pays to fight and adapt to climate change has been a key sticking point between rich and poor nations since the start of international climate negotiations 30 years ago.

Harsen Nyambe, who heads the African Union’s climate change and environment division, told The Associated Press that the continent will continue to pressure wealthier countries to ensure compliance with the $100 billion deal. per year. He added that the funds will give the continent better access to the required technology and help countries transition to green energy equitably.

But others believe that after decades of broken promises, the wealthiest countries are unlikely to start stepping up.

“They don’t have the money. They’re too committed to issues like the Ukraine crisis and that’s why they couldn’t deliver on any of their promises,” said climate research professor Godwell Nhamo. at the University of South Africa.

“Africa should move on and find other sources of funding,” he added.

A report by UK charity Oxfam in 2020 warned that the recent increase in funding came in the form of loans, not grants, with climate-related loans rising from $13.5 billion in 2015 to 24 billion in 2018. The charity said at the time that reaching the $100 billion goal this way “would be cause for concern, not celebration.” It is unclear whether the latest year-on-year increase in climate finance has come in the form of loans or grants.

In recent years, climate finance has helped finance greener energy and transport sectors for the poorest countries, as well as adaptation measures for agricultural and forestry industries that are threatened by land degradation. , according to the OECD. ___ The Associated Press’ climate and environment coverage is supported by several private foundations. Learn more about AP’s climate initiative here. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

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Six Nations Elected Council declines invitation to Métis Nation of Ontario Assembly https://list-nation.com/six-nations-elected-council-declines-invitation-to-metis-nation-of-ontario-assembly/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 22:18:45 +0000 https://list-nation.com/six-nations-elected-council-declines-invitation-to-metis-nation-of-ontario-assembly/ Councilor Nathan Wright says the Métis Nations of Ontario have their own internal issues to deal with. By Bree Duwyn Writer Advisor Nathan Wright SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER – Representation from the Six Nations Elected Council will not be present at the upcoming 29th Annual General Assembly of the Métis Nation of Ontario […]]]>

Councilor Nathan Wright says the Métis Nations of Ontario have their own internal issues to deal with.

By Bree Duwyn

Writer

Advisor Nathan Wright

SIX NATIONS OF THE GRAND RIVER – Representation from the Six Nations Elected Council will not be present at the upcoming 29th Annual General Assembly of the Métis Nation of Ontario in Toronto, Ontario. next month.

The issue was raised in the minutes of an SNEC meeting on July 26, where chief-elect Mark Hill said the chief’s office received an invitation on behalf of the MNO to attend its meeting. annual general from August 18 to 21.

“I don’t remember being invited to these AGMs in the past, so I wanted to talk to council about it,” Chief-Elect Hill said.

He also said he recognized the issues between the Chiefs of Ontario and MNO, before asking the council if they wanted to attend the annual general meeting.

Just last month, Ontario faced a land rights dispute between First Nations and the MNO.

First Nations have asked the provincial government to withdraw the recognition of Métis communities as Aboriginal groups.

At the annual Chiefs’ Assembly, hosted by the Chiefs of Ontario and Independent First Nations, many sessions were held to address the issue.

During the meeting, a resolution was passed calling on Ontario to protect First Nations land rights from the MNO.

Another meeting is scheduled for September to continue the ongoing discussion.

“I know the Métis National Council has a number of membership issues and they have a lot of internal debates,” Councilor Nathan Wright said.

He said he did not believe SNEC should get involved in these internal affairs.

“I think what they’re doing here is trying to restore credibility to the MNO,” Councilor Wright said.

He said their invitation may have been extended to hold the Six Nations to account and that they should resolve their own differences internally.

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Libya: “The priority of the United Nations in Libya remains to facilitate a return to the electoral process”, says ASG Pobee https://list-nation.com/libya-the-priority-of-the-united-nations-in-libya-remains-to-facilitate-a-return-to-the-electoral-process-says-asg-pobee/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 04:29:49 +0000 https://list-nation.com/libya-the-priority-of-the-united-nations-in-libya-remains-to-facilitate-a-return-to-the-electoral-process-says-asg-pobee/ Thank you for giving me the opportunity to brief the Security Council on recent developments in the situation in Libya. The general situation in Libya remains very unstable. Despite the progress made, the constitutional and political stalemate persists, prolonging the tense security environment, with an increase in the number of clashes in and around Tripoli. […]]]>

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to brief the Security Council on recent developments in the situation in Libya.

The general situation in Libya remains very unstable. Despite the progress made, the constitutional and political stalemate persists, prolonging the tense security environment, with an increase in the number of clashes in and around Tripoli. The economic situation remains dire, exacerbated by the politicization of the National Oil Corporation. We have witnessed demonstrations by Libyans frustrated by the lack of progress in the elections and the poor state services. Furthermore, the human rights situation in the country remains very worrying.

Mister President,

Since the last briefing to the Council on 27 June, progress has been made on the constitutional path. Special Counsel Williams called a high-level meeting between the Speaker of the House of Representatives (HoR) and the Chairman of the High Council of State (HSC). The meeting took place at the United Nations in Geneva from 28 to 29 June.

The leaders of both chambers overcame major contentious points and outstanding provisions of the 2017 constitutional proposal, and agreed on some of the transitional measures that would lead to the holding of national elections. The two leaders agreed on a bicameral legislature as well as defining the responsibilities of the president, prime minister, cabinet of ministers and local government. A consensus was also reached on the creation of provinces based on existing electoral constituencies in Libya and on a revenue distribution mechanism. In addition, the two leaders mapped out a roadmap, with deadlines and a series of steps leading to the holding of national elections.

Despite promising progress, an outstanding issue prevented the agreement from being finalized in Geneva. The parties did not reach a consensus on the question of the conditions of eligibility of presidential candidates.

Special Counsel Williams stayed in touch with the parties and urged them to bridge that gap.

On July 21, she participated in a meeting of international partners in Istanbul. She reiterated that the only lasting solution that puts Libya firmly on the path to peace and stability, including resolving the current political crisis and restoring the legitimacy of Libyan institutions, is through the holding of elections. national as soon as possible.

We again call on the members of this Council and all of Libya’s international partners to continue to exert their influence on the two leaders to reach a definitive agreement that would allow elections to be held as soon as possible.

Mister President,

On July 1, protests took place across Libya, including in Tripoli, Benghazi, Al-Bayda and Tobruk. The parliament building in Tobruk was stormed and damaged.

Protesters expressed frustration over the persistence of political divisions and deteriorating living conditions. They demanded the rapid holding of elections and solutions to the electricity crisis and fuel shortage in the country.

We urge Libyan political actors to heed the call of their people and show responsible leadership in addressing their grievances.

Mister President,

Ongoing political divisions, including the crisis of the executive and sovereign institutions, prolong the tense security environment in and around Tripoli.

As armed groups continue to position themselves in favor of Mr. Dbeibah or Mr. Bashagha, the risk of escalation increases. Military activity also increased in the western region, especially on the eastern flank of Tripoli, Misrata and in the outskirts of Sirte.

We are deeply concerned by the armed clashes in Tripoli that took place on the night of July 21 and the skirmishes in Misrata on July 23, between armed groups which resulted in an unconfirmed number of civilian casualties.

We reiterate the importance of maintaining the ceasefire in Libya and urge all parties to exercise maximum restraint and resolve differences through peaceful dialogue. We also remind all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure.

Mister President,

I welcome the resumption of the activities of the Joint Military Commission (JMC) 5+5 and the holding of meetings in Cairo and Tripoli between the military commanders of the Libyan army. I welcome their call for the maintenance of calm and stability in the country, as well as their efforts to unify the military institutions.

I am also pleased to report that Libyan observers and UNSMIL international observers held two joint workshops in Tunis in June and July to operationalize the Libya-led and Libya-owned ceasefire monitoring mechanism.

UNSMIL’s ceasefire monitoring component, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission and Libyan observers plan to meet in Sirte in early August to finalize a proposed withdrawal plan for foreign forces and mercenaries. On this occasion, they also intend to activate a Joint Operations Room.

Mister President,

We are concerned about the continuing disagreement over the leadership of the National Oil Corporation (NOC).

On July 12, Mr. Dbeibah appointed Mr. Bengdara, a former governor of the Libyan Central Bank, as the new chairman of the NOC. He replaced Mr. Sanalla who had led the NOC since 2015. Mr. Sanalla rejected the decision to replace him and intends to take legal action in Libya.

Meanwhile, Libya resumed oil exports on July 19. Since April 16, the shutdown had cut Libyan oil exports by two-thirds and cost the country US$4 billion in lost revenue. It is too early to confirm whether oil production will resume at full capacity and whether changes to the NOC will further impact oil production and export.

We stress the need for the NOC to remain neutral and free from the pressure of political interests.

We call on all the actors concerned to overcome their differences with a view to ensuring the full exploitation of the country’s oil fields. We also reiterate that Libya’s natural resources belong to all Libyans, revenue from oil exports should be distributed equally and equitably to improve service delivery.

The United Nations reiterates its call on all actors to avoid actions that would result in a regression in oil production and export levels at this critical juncture.

Mister President,

The human rights situation in Libya remains very worrying.

The dire economic situation has had a negative impact on people’s basic rights to basic services and access to food, water and sanitation, health care and education.

In addition, UNSMIL received reports that medical facilities were running out of oxygen for surgeries and intensive care and clinics across the country were facing severe hardship due to prolonged power cuts and lack of fuel. for generators.

The Mission also received reports that dozens of demonstrators who participated in the July 1 demonstrations had been arbitrarily arrested by armed groups.

The United Nations reaffirms the fundamental rights to peaceful assembly, association and freedom of expression, and calls for the release of all those arbitrarily detained.

The increase in incidents of violence against women during Eid, including the killing of at least six women – including a girl – in Benghazi in the east, and in the town of Ain Zara and Gharyan in the Western Libya must be condemned.

Meanwhile, civic space continues to erode. Arbitrary restrictions continue to be imposed on civil society organizations. Politically active women and men who defend human rights are the target of hate speech and incitement to violence, compromising their safety and security.

We remain concerned about the continued detention of nine civil society and humanitarian workers arrested between November 2021 and February 2022 for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression. On July 6, four of these arbitrarily detained persons were again barred from attending their second scheduled hearing.

UNSMIL continued to receive reports of serious allegations of torture against Libyans, migrants and asylum seekers in detention centers and prisons. UNSMIL observed a wave of discrimination, expulsions and arbitrary arrests of migrants as they celebrated the holiday in the cities of Zuwara, Zawiya, Tripoli, Misrata and Sabrata in western Libya. More worryingly, a radio station in Zawiya broadcast hate speech against migrants, claiming they were responsible for spreading disease.