United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because "it's not supported as a secure mechanism," a UN spokesman said on Thursday, after UN experts accused Saudi Arabia of using the online communications platform to hack the phone of Amazon chief executive and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos.
UN experts said they had information pointing to the "possible involvement" of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the alleged 2018 cyberattack on the billionaire Amazon.com chief.
The Argentine foreign ministry reported that on Thursday it had reaffirmed before UN Decolonization Committee, C24, the country's 'legitimate rights' over the South Atlantic Islands and surrounding maritime spaces, and called on the United Kingdom to resume negotiations for a peaceful solution to the dispute.
The release said that during his trip to New York, Filmus reiterated Argentina's support for C24, emphasizing that the Malvinas Question is a State policy
Peru's government promised on Thursday to protect the Machu Picchu sanctuary and other Inca ruins when building a new airport to serve the ancient civilization's capital of Cusco. Machu Picchu and the Inca road system are UNESCO World Heritage sites, and the UN agency has previously expressed concerns over the proposed airport at Chinchero, less than 60 kilometers from the Inca sanctuary that was built in the 15th century.
UNESCO has said that though the airport will be built outside of the archeological areas, it is necessary to study how a potential increase in tourists would affect them.