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In speech to UN Assembly, Yemen’s Mini New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) With Yemen pressing ahead after coming through a complex, United Nations-assisted transition, the country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jamal Abdullah Al-Sallal, told the General Assembly on Monday that continued international support would be needed, including a “strong call” from the UN Security Council against those seeking to undermine the political process. 30-Sep-2014
Uruguay urges rooting new sustainable de New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The basis of a new sustainable development agenda must be poverty eradication, rooted in a strong foundation of human rights and recognition of rights, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister on Monday told the United Nations General Assembly, calling for a greater focus on equality. 30-Sep-2014
Colombian bill on military criminal just New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts are calling on the Government and the Congress of Colombia to reconsider the possible adoption of a bill that aims to restructure and expand the scope of the jurisdiction of military courts. 30-Sep-2014
New Zealand, in UN address, voices suppo New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Not enough attention is focused on the challenges of small island developing nations, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand on Monday told the annual United Nations General Assembly calling for greater efforts to share experiences and skills with the so-called SIDS regions. 30-Sep-2014
Eritrea: UN expert to investigate pervas New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Amid forced conscription, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, the human rights situation in Eritrea continues to remain “dire,” a United Nations independent expert warned, adding that a new Commission of Inquiry would help “pave the way” to accountability. 30-Sep-2014
UN expert urges European nations to reth New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) In attempting to seal their borders, European nations are facing an “impossible” task, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of migrants said on Monday, as he encouraged the European Union (EU) to identify new legal channels of migration in an effort to save lives. 30-Sep-2014
In Assembly speech, Israel's Netanyahu w New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) From the podium of the General Assembly on Monday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the world of the grave threat he said it faced from militant Islam’s desire to dominate the planet, be they Sunni extremists or Iran, defended Israel’s Gaza campaign as moral, and dubbed the United Nations Human Rights Council the “terrorist rights council.” 30-Sep-2014
Kyrgyz official warns UN Assembly of int New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Afghanistan poses the most serious external challenge to Central Asia, Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev told the United Nations General Assembly, calling for a more proactive international contribution to strengthen regional law enforcement and to promote regional cooperation. 30-Sep-2014
At UN Assembly, Philippines decries expa New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The Philippines took the General Assembly podium on Monday to accuse another Member State of embarking on expansionist territorial claims that violate its rights, and called on the United Nations to take speedy action to protect UN peacekeeping forces after Filipino troops were seized in the Golan Heights. 30-Sep-2014
Perpetrators of extra-judicial killings New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The Government of Mexico must "fully investigate, prosecute, and punish" all cases of extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions, a United Nations independent human rights expert stressed on Monday, as he welcomed the country’s recent arrest of eight military personnel suspected in the extra-judicial killings of 22 unarmed criminals. 30-Sep-2014
European leaders tell UN 'collective sen New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Addressing the General Assembly this afternoon, Liechtenstein’s Foreign Minister, Aurelia Frick, said acts of aggression perpetrated against Ukraine and the illegal annexation of parts of its territory underline the need to enforce international law. 30-Sep-2014
Libya: UN envoy hails start of political New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The top United Nations envoy to Libya called on Monday a historic day as the political dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis in the country got under way in the town of Ghadames. 30-Sep-2014
UN refugee chief warns against overlooki New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The United Nations refugee chief on Monday warned the international community about the risks of overlooking the humanitarian crises in Africa, calling for a renewed commitment to preventing conflict and ending protracted displacement. 30-Sep-2014
Adverse conditions stop poorer countries New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Armed conflicts, political unrests, pandemics, and environmental degradation have impeded efforts by the world’s least developed countries (LDCs) to reach the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Laotian Deputy Prime Minister Thongloun Sisovlith told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. 30-Sep-2014
Holy See calls at General Assembly for ' New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) In the face of terrorist attacks on Christians and other minorities in the Middle East, and other lethal crises, Pope Francis' representative at the General Assembly’s high-level annual meeting on Monday called for a reinvigorated United Nations capable of deploying the necessary multilateral force to defeat the scourge. 30-Sep-2014
World needs 'paradigm shift' towards sus New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, as he pressed for a global reduction in the quantity of chemicals and water in contemporary agriculture. 30-Sep-2014
In Republic of Korea, UN meeting tackles New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Representative from governments, civil society and industry around the world on Monday kicked off a five-day United Nations meeting in the Republic of Korea (ROK) to ensure the safe use of modified living organis. 30-Sep-2014
Pacific islands facing 'existential thre New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Taking to the General Assembly podium on Monday, Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Joe Natuman said that as a Pacific small Island developing State (SIDS), his country was confronted with unique development challenges, which needed to be addressed by the UN and international community. 30-Sep-2014
Not a single child untouched by recent G New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent United Nations human rights expert said on Monday. 30-Sep-2014
Spanish job growth still 'incomplete' am New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The Spanish economy requires "comprehensive" measures to boost lagging job creation and lower its rate of chronic unemployment, among the highest in Europe, a new report by the United Nations labour agency has warned. 30-Sep-2014
At UN debate, African leaders say global New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) With a new sustainable development agenda as the focus of this year’s annual General Assembly debate, African leaders on Monday called on the United Nations to take into consideration the continent’s specific realities and challenges. 30-Sep-2014
7 Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel att Kiev, Sept 29 (IBNS): Seven Ukrainian soldiers have died in a rebel attack in the midst of cease-fire on Sunday night near the Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, media reported. 29-Sep-2014
European leaders addressing UN say curre New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): European leaders addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday raised the spectre of what some saw as Russia’s largely unchallenged actions in Ukraine and the march of armed militants through large swaths of northern Iraq as emblematic of an international system in dire need of repair. 28-Sep-2014
At Global Citizen Festival, Ban tells cr New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined last night by a star-studded roster of the world's leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival-a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet's most pressing issues. 28-Sep-2014
Over 30 dead in Japanese volcanic erupti Tokyo, Sept 28 (IBNS): Over 30 people have lost their lives after a volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, reports said. 28-Sep-2014
DPR Korea, in UN address, says reunifica New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Ri Su Yong, told delegates that despite recent gains in economic development, his country continued to face "serious obstacles" due to the continuing divisions separating the Korean peninsula. 28-Sep-2014
Greece calls for closer cooperation betw New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Addressing the General Assembly on Saturday, Greek Deputy Prime Minister Evangelos Venizelos called for strengthening cooperation between the United Nations and the European Union to maintain world peace. 28-Sep-2014
At General Assembly, Viet Nam urges UN t New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) In his address to the General Assembly on Saturday, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh of Viet Nam called on the United Nations and its Member States to lay a firm and long-term foundation for peace, security and development, adding that only peace and development together could put the international community on the path towards a prosperous world. 28-Sep-2014
China urges UN Assembly to break new gro New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) The new sustainable development agenda should advance people’s wellbeing, promote inclusivity and ensure implementation, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told the United Nations General Assembly, delivering his country’s annual address to the world body. 28-Sep-2014
Cuba takes General Assembly podium to ca New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Speaking from the tribune of the General Assembly on Saturday, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla called for a profound reform of the United Nations, starting with the 15-member Security Council. 28-Sep-2014
Thailand, in UN address, urges 'strong g New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Sustainable development must go "hand in hand" with democracy, human rights, and peace and security, Deputy Prime Minister Tanasak Patimapragorn of Thailand told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday while adding that ensuring human security should be at the heart of each nation’s sustainable development programme. 28-Sep-2014
United Arab Emirates, at UN, urges globa New York, Sept28 (IBNS) Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan denounced terrorist groups in the region who falsely wave the banner of Islam and called for concerted international action to defeat them. 28-Sep-2014
Development, political process top agend New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) The Vice-President of Burundi on Saturday told the United Nations General Assembly that his country would consider it erroneous to abandon the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and “reset the counter to zero” after the 2015 deadline for reaching those landmark targets. 28-Sep-2014
UNESCO chief condemns killing of Guinean New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend press freedom on Saturday deplored the deaths of three journalists killed while reporting on an Ebola aid mission in south-eastern Guinea. 28-Sep-2014
In address, Russia calls for Security Co New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Calling for a comprehensive approach to terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took the General Assembly’s podium on Saturday to propose a United Nations Security Council enquiry into all aspects of the scourge in the Middle East and North Africa. 28-Sep-2014
At UN, transition leader urges support a New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Underscoring the Central African Republic’s "extreme vulnerability" in the wake of political instability and internal conflicts, the President of the Transitional Government told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday while the country would need assistance, she is "firmly determined" to tackle the nation's myriad challenges on the road to peace and stability. 28-Sep-2014
Ban presses for 'sustained' support from New York, Sept 29 (IBNS) The international community must continue to support Mali as it embarks on its path towards peace, stability and development, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Saturday, particularly as the country’s security situation continues to remain precarious amid ongoing clashes between armed groups. 28-Sep-2014
India's leader calls for genuine global New York, Sept 29 (IBNS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking in the name of 1.25 billion compatriots, issued a fervent plea from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday for genuine global partnership to further peace, inclusive development and an environmentally sustainable world. 28-Sep-2014
India's leader calls for genuine global New York, Sept 29 (IBNS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, speaking in the name of 1.25 billion compatriots, issued a fervent plea from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday for genuine global partnership to further peace, inclusive development and an environmentally sustainable world. 28-Sep-2014
South Sudan committed to peace in wake o New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Following a failed coup by a former deputy that sparked a violent, months-long conflict in South Sudan, President Salva Kiir told the United Nations on Saturday that his Government is deeply committed to "talk peace with the rebels to close this dark chapter in the history of our young country", so the difficult mission of socio-economic development could begin. 28-Sep-2014
At General Assembly, Mali calls for glob New York, Sept 28 (IBNS) Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, whose country the United Nations helped stabilize after a series of coups and sectarian fighting, mounted the General Assembly’s podium on Saturday to call on the world Organization to take a concerted global approach to all his region's proble 28-Sep-2014
Australian-Cambodian refugee agreement c New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Friday expressed deep apprehension on Friday over a new refugee agreement between Australia and Cambodia barring Nauru refugees seeking Australia’s protection from settling there, offering them instead settlement in Cambodia. 27-Sep-2014
Myanmar: UN chief urges country to move New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) Myanmar has shown progress in areas of socio-economic development, national reconciliation and democratization, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon confirmed on Friday, while also warning that the Asian country still faced "critical hurdles" as it approached its impending elections. 27-Sep-2014
At UN, memorial to transatlantic slave t New York, Sept 27 (IBNS)The United Nations took one more step towards constructing a permanent commemoration to the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade on Friday in what the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said would be "a message of hope, of tolerance, of human dignity." 27-Sep-2014
Central Asian, Caucasus leaders outline New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) In his remarks to the General Assembly, Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister, Erlan Idrissov, said he was particularly concerned with the continuing violence in the Middle East and Africa, and now Ukraine, whose impact extends to the entire region including through sanctions being imposed by countries that together make up 60 per cent of the world GDP (gross domestic product). 27-Sep-2014
First World Conference on Indigenous Peo New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) Scattered across the globe, indigenous peoples are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable populations on earth. Braving injustice and discrimination, many are forced to struggle to remain on their ancestral lands and retain the right to their natural resources that are essential to their survival. Others have long since been removed from their lands and denied their languages and traditional ways. 27-Sep-2014
Alliance of civilizations: World leaders New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on Friday reminded the annual meeting of the Alliance of Civilizations designed to promote better cross-cultural relations that "people are very good at seeing prejudice in others – but they are not so good at seeing their own bias." 27-Sep-2014
'No other option but to defeat ISIL, all New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) While the Iraqi people were determined to defend their land of against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) – “an infamous group that has taken terror to a new era and a new level” – the country's President appealed to United Nations Member States on Friday for support, protection and relief, so that Iraq may rid itself and the world of the grave danger ISIL posed. 27-Sep-2014
Amid regional crisis, UN chief urges con New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) One year after its inaugural meeting, the International Support Group for Lebanon continues to channel the global community’s concern for the stability of the Middle Eastern country, particularly as crises continue to engulf the region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday. 27-Sep-2014
Haiti calls for a reformed, strengthened New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) President Michel Martelly of Haiti, which United Nations missions have helped overcome natural disasters and political crises, took the podium of the General Assembly on Friday to call for strengthening the world Organization in the face of the myriad emergencies it faces. 27-Sep-2014
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