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Security Council debates closer links be

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres welcomed the move to increase cooperation between the UN and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on Wednesday.

26-Sep-2019
Strong leaders care about all people, no

New York: Advances in weaponry have made the world smaller, which means leaders are not only responsible for the fate of their citizens but of everyone else on the planet, the President of Ukraine told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday.

 

26-Sep-2019
‘Childhood is changing, and so must we

New York: Since its adoption 30 years ago, the milestone Convention of the Rights of the Child and its near universal membership has created “unprecedented international solidarity around children’s rights,'' the Secretary-General said at a commemorative event an UN Headquarters on Wednesday.

26-Sep-2019
UK’s Johnson warns of dystopian digita

New York: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday evening focused his address at the UN mainly on the looming threat of artificial intelligence run amok, but also made a brief reference to Brexit – comparing the process of the UK’s delayed departure from the European Union to classical Greek mythology.

26-Sep-2019
At UN debate, Japan vows to back global

New York: If women were able to demonstrate their potential, “the world would sparkle that much more”, the Prime Minister of Japan said on Tuesday evening at the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate.  

26-Sep-2019
Israeli elections: PM Benjamin Netanyahu

Jerusalem, Sept 26 (UNI): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been asked to form the country's next government by President Reuven Rivlin.

26-Sep-2019
Time to pay up: UN summit to push for de

New York: A sustainable global economy – one that preserves the planet and improves lives everywhere – is also a huge opportunity to create new jobs and market opportunities worth trillions of dollars, says the UN. But to make it happen, the international community needs to rapidly scale up investment.

25-Sep-2019
Global Goals offer ‘special opportunit

New York: The world now has “a special opportunity to change the course of development”, the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina told the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate on Tuesday.

25-Sep-2019
Kazakhstan continues to push for a nucle

New York: Kazakhstan, the Central Asian country which has renounced nuclear weapons, continued on Tuesday to urge the international community to make a nuclear-free world reality.

25-Sep-2019
At UN, France’s Macron says more ‘po

New York: Addressing world leaders at the UN General Assembly's annual high-level debate on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron called for courage, and for politicians to take the risks needed to achieve real solutions to contemporary challenges.

25-Sep-2019
Despite lagging in the Global Goals, Afr

New York: Although some of the world’s fastest growing economies can be found in Africa, the continent is falling behind in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rwandan President Paul Kagame told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

25-Sep-2019
Sustainable Development Summit: ‘We mu

New York: “The 2030 Agenda is coming to life”, declared the UN chief on Tuesday, referring to the blueprint for a healthier planet and a more just world, as he launched the first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit in New York. However, despite encouraging progress, António Guterres warned that much more needs to be done, and “we must step up our efforts. Now”.

25-Sep-2019
Only international actions can settle th

New York: In a world facing “enormous and diverse cross-border challenges”, the Emir of Qatar told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level session on Tuesday that only international mechanisms can deter violators of international law, ensure sovereignty, prohibit land annexation and prevent armed conflicts through peaceful dispute resolution.

25-Sep-2019
Republic of Korea President proposes DMZ

New York: The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas  could be transformed into an “international peace zone” and even included on a UN list of global cultural heritage, world leaders in the UN General Assembly heard on Tuesday.

25-Sep-2019
US President Trump says countries have

New York: The path to peace and a better world “begins at home,” United States President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, urging countries to look after their own interests on issues like trade, people smuggling and illegal immigration, and denouncing “open border activists who cloak themselves in the rhetoric of social justice.”

25-Sep-2019
Nigeria must act to stop housing crisis

New York: In Nigeria, homeless and other vulnerable people are being “rounded up” by police, “persecuted” and evicted, amid a massive housing crisis, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Tuesday.

25-Sep-2019
Universal coverage race at ‘starting l

New York: The race to provide Universal Health Coverage can now get underway, said the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday, as nations take to the “starting line” following the most “comprehensive international health agreement in history”- the landmark pledge to improve global health declared by the UN just 24 hours earlier.

25-Sep-2019
‘We need solutions’, not cynicism; U

New York: The fact that world leaders have convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York is “a veritable testament to the primacy of this great multilateral body”, the General Assembly President said on Tuesday, opening the Organization’s annual General Debate.

25-Sep-2019
Brazilian President speaks out against

New York: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro spoke out against what he characterized as “media lies” about the Amazon and  alleged manipulation of the indigenous people who live there.

25-Sep-2019
In 'world of disquiet', UN must deliver

New York: We are living in “a world of disquiet”, the United Nations chief told the High-level session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, urging the Heads of States present to advance “common good” while upholding “shared humanity and values”.

25-Sep-2019
UN chief calls for ‘a fair globalizati

New York: “We need more investment, more political action, more priority for a fair globalization”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in an interview on Thursday, when asked about his expectations for the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, on 24-25 September at New York headquarters.

25-Sep-2019
UN chief announces progress on committee

New York: UN-led discussions to secure a peaceful future for the people of Syria have resulted in agreement by the country’s Government and opposition representatives to the formation of a new Constitutional Committee in a bid to end the “tragedy” of more than eight years of fighting, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced on Monday.

24-Sep-2019
Hate speech exacerbating societal, racia

New York: Hate speech, both online and offline, has “exacerbated societal and racial tensions, inciting attacks with deadly consequences around the world”, according to an open letter released on Monday by nearly two dozen independent United Nations experts.

24-Sep-2019
Collective action now, the only way to m

New York: The global challenges of our time beg global solutions, and we must continuously demonstrate the merits of multilateral cooperation, the Secretary-General said on Monday, launching the 2019 United Nation’s annual report.

24-Sep-2019
Sign language protects ‘linguistic ide

New York: Sign languages are crucial to “express oneself, connect with others and participate in all aspects of economic, social, cultural and political spheres”, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for International Day of Sign Languages, on Monday.

24-Sep-2019
Kenya school collapse: 7 children dead

Nairobi, Sept 23 (IBNS): The collapse of a classroom in Kenya's Nairobi city left at least seven school children dead, media reports said.

23-Sep-2019
China to close country's oldest Beijing

Beijing, Sep 23 (Sputnik/UNI) Beijing Nanyuan Airport, which is the oldest in China, will cease servicing civil aircraft on September 30, after the new Beijing Daxing International Airport, which is considered to be the largest in the world, opens, media reported.

23-Sep-2019
Former Zimbabwean President Mugabe died

Harare, Sep 23 (Xinhua/UNI) Former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe died from advanced cancer and had already been taken off chemotherapy, his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said.

23-Sep-2019
S Korea, US to launch talks for upkeep c

Seoul, Sep 23 (Xinhua/UNI) South Korea and the United States would launch talks this week to share the upkeep cost for the US Forces Korea (USFK), Seoul's foreign ministry said Monday.

23-Sep-2019
UK: Controlled explosion carried out at

London, Sept 23 (IBNS): Controlled explosion of a suspicious package was carried out by the police at the Manchester Airport transport interchange on Monday. 

23-Sep-2019
At UN, youth activists press for bold ac

New York: Students and young activists on Saturday threw down the gauntlet to world leaders heading to United Nations Headquarters next week for high-level climate talks, demanding that they “stop wasting time” and work harder to curb carbon emissions, “or we will vote you out.”

22-Sep-2019
UN chief urges restraint following repor

New York, Sept 22 (IBNS): Amid reports of a Saudi-led coalition airstrike near Yemen’s port city of Hudaydah, Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concerns for the attacks in a Saturday statement attributable to his Spokesperson, Stephane Dujjaric.

 

22-Sep-2019
UN chief calls for ‘a fair globalizati

New York: “We need more investment, more political action, more priority for a fair globalization”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in an interview on Thursday, when asked about his expectations for the first-ever Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit, on 24-25 September at New York headquarters.

22-Sep-2019
Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes off Ind

Jakarta, Sep 22 (UNI) A magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck off the Indonesian coast, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reported on Saturday.

22-Sep-2019
‘Collective’ erosion of two-State so

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS): The “steady deterioration” of chances that a lasting peace can be negotiated between Israel and Palestine as two States live side by side, reflects a “collective failure” of leadership across the region and the world.

21-Sep-2019
UN staff support youth-driven global act

New York: Staff at UN Headquarters in New York joined untold numbers of students, scientists, organized labour, and everyday people worldwide, who took to the streets on Friday, demanding action to address climate change.

21-Sep-2019
Road accidents claim 19 lives within 24

Cape Town, Sep 21 (Xinhua/UNI) Three road accidents have claimed 19 lives within 24 hours in South Africa, authorities said on Saturday.

21-Sep-2019
Uzbekistan, Afghanistan sign 10-year ele

Tashkent, Sep 21 (Xinhua/UNI) Uzbekistan has signed a 10-year contract with Afghanistan for electricity supply from Uzbekistan to Afghanistan on soft terms, an Uzbek energy official said here on Friday.

21-Sep-2019
Zimbabwe president takes anti-sanctions

Harare, Sep 21 (Xinhua/UNI) Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Friday night left for the United Nations General Assembly in New York where he is expected to plead for the removal of Western imposed sanctions.

21-Sep-2019
Turkish Airstrikes kill 5 terrorists in

Moscow, Sep 21 (Sputnik/UNI) Turkish fighter jets carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq, killing five terrorists, Turkey's media reported.

21-Sep-2019
12 killed in bomb explosion in Iraq's Ka

Baghdad, Sep 20 (Xinhua/UNI) The death toll of a bomb explosion in Iraq's holy Shiite city of Karbala on Friday evening rose to 12, the Iraqi military said.

21-Sep-2019
Iraqi Security Forces detained Karbala b

Moscow, Sep 21 (Sputnik/UNI): The Iraqi security forces have detained a suspected perpetrator of a blast inside a minibus in the central Iraqi city of Karbala, national media reported.

21-Sep-2019
Syrian air defenses destroy drone near c

Damascus, Sept 20 (Xinhua/UNI) Syrian air defenses destroyed an unidentified drone near the capital Damascus on Thursday evening, state TV reported.

20-Sep-2019
UN human rights report shows rise in rep

New York: Cases of intimidation and retaliation against victims, civil society and activists who cooperate with the United Nations are on the rise, a new report from the UN Human Rights Office reveals.

20-Sep-2019
Security Council: Two draft resolutions,

New York: The UN Security Council on Thursday failed to reach consensus on either of two competing resolutions on a cessation of hostilities in Idlib, Syria: the last province in the war-torn nation that is still largely held by rebel forces.

20-Sep-2019
S Korea's top nuke envoy leaves for Wash

Seoul, Sep 19 (Xinhua) South Korea's top nuclear envoy left for Washington on Thursday to hold talks with his U.S. counterpart about the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization, according to South Korean Foreign Ministry.

19-Sep-2019
Britain to leave EU on Oct 31 no matter

Nicosia, Sep 18 (Xinhua) Britain will definitely leave the European Union on Oct. 31, no matter what, visiting British Secretary of State for Brexit Stephen Barclay said here Wednesday.
 

19-Sep-2019
UN summits to urge ‘ambition and actio

New York: There are five key United Nations summits taking place next week to spur action on the climate crisis and other global concerns, which will showcase the UN as a “driver for meaningful, positive change”, according to the man at the helm of the Organization.

19-Sep-2019
UN and Red Cross chiefs appeal for end t

New York: With some 50 million people in urban areas suffering from the impact of armed conflict, war in cities “cannot be back page news”, the UN Secretary-General and the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Wednesday.

19-Sep-2019
Brexit With Deal Can Still Happen: EU Co

Moscow, Sept 18 (Sputnik): Brexit with a deal is still possible, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday, with slightly more than a month left until the deadline of October 31.

18-Sep-2019
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