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At UN, Somali Minister outlines countryâ

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Even though Somalia has made “huge strides” in political and economic transformation, the country continues to grapple with terrorism, the nation’s Foreign Minister told world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.

30-Sep-2018
Niger tells Assembly UN alone can solve

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): From the podium of the General Assembly, Niger – victim of the quadruple scourge of climate change, migration, poverty and terrorism – gave a ringing endorsement of the United Nations on Saturday as the “irreplaceable” Organization capable of resolving these and a host of other problems.

30-Sep-2018
At UN, Eritrea’s Foreign Minister says

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Osman Mohammed Saleh, Eritrea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, told the United Nations General Assembly that the recently signed Peace Agreement between his country and Ethiopia “brings to an end a dark, two-decades-old, a chapter of war, constant tension, and strife.”

30-Sep-2018
Regional, global solidarity indispensabl

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): National governments and the international community must work “hand-in-hand” to realize the lofty goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Foreign Minister of Laos People’s Democratic Republic said at the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.

30-Sep-2018
UN remains only forum that can bring glo

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): At a time of growing pessimism over the effectiveness of the United Nations, the international community must overcome political and ideological differences to strengthen the world Organization to address the multiple problems, from sustainable development and development aid to climate change and the fight against terrorism, Senegal told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

30-Sep-2018
Burundi should no longer be on UN Securi

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council should “have the courage to remove Burundi from its agenda”, Foreign Minister Ezekiel Nibigira said on Saturday from the rostrum of the General Assembly.

30-Sep-2018
Trust with US must be built before Korea

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Despite taking goodwill measures over the past year, including dismantling a nuclear test site, there was “no way” the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea would unilaterally disarm itself without rebuilding trust with the United States, DPRK’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations on Saturday.

30-Sep-2018
‘We cannot abandon’ rules-based worl

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Multilateralism may have occasionally been “oversold as a panacea”, but the world cannot abandon the rules-based world order which has brought peace and prosperity during the lifetime of the United Nations, Singapore’s Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday.

30-Sep-2018
‘Lack of trust’ among nations threat

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Suriname agrees with the United Nations Secretary-General that a lack of trust among countries is the fundamental issue confronting the international community, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Suriname told UN General Assembly on Saturday.

30-Sep-2018
Philippines successfully ‘salvaging’

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): The Philippines, under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, is on track to reverse its decline towards becoming a “Narco State”, or one that is being “held hostage” by the rich and powerful, said its Foreign Affairs minister at the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate on Saturday.

30-Sep-2018
Help Pacific ‘Ocean of Peace’ live u

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): Welcoming the growing attention the world is paying to the Pacific Ocean, Rimbink Pato, Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, urged the international community to ensure that the Ocean becomes a “zone of cooperation, of stability and security, of pristine beauty and prosperity,” and expressed his hope that the it lives up to its name: “the Ocean of Peace.”

30-Sep-2018
At UN, Syria slams US for ‘supporting

Denouncing the United States for supporting terrorism and war crimes in his conflict-torn country, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Walid Al-Moualem reported to the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the seven-year war is almost over, calling all those opposing President Bashar al-Assad terrorists.

30-Sep-2018
UN Chief praises efforts to reduce tensi

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has welcomed the latest efforts made towards building trust and reducing military tension on the Korean Peninsula, following his meeting with North Korea’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Friday, during High-Level week of the General Assembly.

30-Sep-2018
Up to 50 million accounts breached by ha

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Social media giant Facebook has said that up to 50 million of its accounts were breached by hackers recently.

29-Sep-2018
Myanmar ‘resolutely rejects’ ICC rul

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate, a minister from Myanmar “resolutely rejected” an International Criminal Court (ICC) ruling in connection with the country’s restive Rakhine state, underscoring that the tribunal has “no jurisdiction over Myanmar whatsoever.”

29-Sep-2018
Malaysian Prime Minister paints dismal w

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): In the 15 years since he last addressed the General Assembly, little has changed in the world and it is in far worse shape now than it was then, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad lamented in his speech to world leaders gathered at the United Nations.

29-Sep-2018
Path to solving global challenges ‘is

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): All parts of the United Nations “must embrace this opportunity to change and create real improvements to the benefit of the people,” Ulla Tørnæs, Denmark’s Minister for Development Cooperation, said on Friday, stressing that the world body’s Member States had thrown their support behind the Secretary-General's ambitions reform agenda and now it was time to make those proposals a reality.

29-Sep-2018
‘Crisis of multilateralism’ makes wo

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Germany’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Heiko Maas, outlined on Friday at the United Nations General Assembly a list of crises in the world, singling out “the crisis of multilateralism” as being at the root, frustrating solutions.

29-Sep-2018
Russia’s Lavrov denounces from UN podi

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Denouncing their use of “political blackmail, economic pressure, and brute force,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Friday to accuse Western States of seeking to retain their self-proclaimed status as ‘world leaders.’

29-Sep-2018
Uphold UN Charter, reject unilateralism,

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Addressing world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly’s general debate on Friday, Prime Minister Hun Sen of Cambodia described the world as a fragile, unpredictable, and complicated place where countries “big and small must respect one another.”

29-Sep-2018
‘Not in my backyard’ attitude will n

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Recalling the challenges confronting Greece not so long ago, and the calls at the time from various quarters urging unilateral steps and disengagement with the international community, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras underscored at the United Nations on Friday the importance of collective action and wisdom to overcome complex problems.

29-Sep-2018
UN officials urge support as Darfur atte

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Stating that while the Darfur region of Sudan, which for years was torn by strife and displacement, is now increasingly stable, top United Nations officials on Friday urged continued international support to ensure that hard-won gains take hold.

29-Sep-2018
UNGA meeting spotlights the ‘press beh

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Regularly threatened, attacked and killed, journalists are also being imprisoned in record numbers around the world, an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly highlighted on Friday. These practices undermine not only the fundamental human rights of the reporters themselves, but also the public’s right to receive and impart information, rights experts warn.

29-Sep-2018
At UN, China says it will not be ‘blac

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): International trade is “win-win by nature” and should not be a zero-sum game, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told world leaders at the United Nations today, saying that China “will not be blackmailed or yield to pressure.”

29-Sep-2018
Unfair, misapplied global policies stack

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): At the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Allen Michael Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, painted a dire picture of the challenges natural hazards pose for small island developing States and middle-income countries, saying that while the international community widely acknowledges them, “little or nothing changes.”

29-Sep-2018
South Sudan’s ‘relentless conflictâ€

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS):“Relentless conflict” in South Sudan has now left more than six million people facing crisis levels of hunger, three UN agencies have said, amid ongoing efforts to deliver aid to the war-weary country.

29-Sep-2018
Address shared challenges by supporting

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): At the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate on Friday, Albanian President, Ilir Meta told world leaders that “we continue to see the UN as a multilateral instrument through which peaceful international order is safeguarded.”

29-Sep-2018
Conflict can lead to positive change, â€

New York, Sept 29 (IBNS): Drawing lessons from conflict – particularly the causes and ultimate resolution – can be a vehicle for positive change, South Sudan’s Vice-President told world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly, highlighting his country’s efforts to ensure lasting peace.

29-Sep-2018
Iraqi model, social media sensation Tara

Baghdad, Sept 28 (IBNS): A popular Iraqi model, who had also gained popularity on social media platforms,  was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Baghdad city of Iraq, media reports said on Friday.

28-Sep-2018
Dutch police thwart major terror attack,

Amsterdam, Sept 28 (IBNS): Police in the Netherlands have stopped a major terror attack from happening, reports said.

28-Sep-2018
On day three, of UN Assembly debate, Isr

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): As the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate reached its halfway mark on Thursday, one of the world’s longest-running and most intractable crises, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, almost as old as the UN itself, came into stark relief under the same roof with the two sides laying out diametrically opposed positions that have bedeviled peace efforts for over 70 years.

28-Sep-2018
Now is the time for cooperative leadersh

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): The world is facing enormous global challenges, Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of Spain, told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, underscoring that these times “do not need nationalist or non-inclusive rhetoric.”

28-Sep-2018
More unity, ‘collective action’ need

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): Rules-based international order is under “great strain,” Donald Tusk, President of the European Council of the European Union (EU), told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, saying that his organization is “fighting intensely” to preserve it.

28-Sep-2018
‘We do not need superheroes,’ the wo

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): With collective will, compassion and humanity, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly Hall have what it takes to deal with complex and worsening global challenges, the Indonesian Vice-President declared on Thursday.

28-Sep-2018
At UN, Jamaica urges partnerships to tac

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): Galvanizing an effective global fundraising campaign to address climate change and achieve sustainable economic growth is key for small island developing States, Andrew Holness, Prime Minister of Jamaica, told world leaders at the seventy-third United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

28-Sep-2018
Donors come to UN agency’s aid with ex

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): International donors on Thursday pledged an additional $118 million for the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees to help overcome what its chief called its “greatest and gravest financial crisis ever.”

28-Sep-2018
Micronesia: Air Niugini plane comes down

Palikir, Sept 28 (IBNS): A passenger aircraft came down in a lagoon off Chuuk International Airport in Micronesia, media reports said on Friday.

28-Sep-2018
Donors come to UN agency’s aid with ex

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): International donors on Thursday pledged an additional $118 million for the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees to help overcome what its chief called its “greatest and gravest financial crisis ever.”

28-Sep-2018
At UN Assembly, Israel’s Netanyahu cla

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): Displaying photographs from the podium of the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday accused Iran of maintaining a secret atomic warehouse in Tehran, proving its intent to develop nuclear weapons despite the accord it reached with major powers in 2015.

28-Sep-2018
New Zealand Prime Minister calls any bre

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): The collapse of multilateralism would be “catastrophic,” Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, said on Thursday in her first speech at the United Nations General Assembly.

28-Sep-2018
Human rights ‘success stories’ share

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is 70 this year and since then, it’s helped improve the rights of vulnerable women, children and men worldwide. The “Good Human Rights Stories” initiative was launched by 14 countries and the European Union to highlight the strengthening of rights, and inspire nations worldwide to follow suit.

28-Sep-2018
President of former Yugoslav Republic of

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): Reminding the General Assembly on Thursday that Macedonia had been a co-founder of the United Nations, Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, strongly rejected a referendum on changing the name of his country, calling it “a flagrant violation” of sovereignty.

28-Sep-2018
Sierra Leone’s President ‘optimistic

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): On Thursday, the newly-elected President of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, told the United Nations, that “with a strong belief in a shared vision and a common destiny, Sierra Leoneans stand with the [international community] in meeting the world’s challenges.”

28-Sep-2018
World leaders commit to continue UN figh

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): World leaders joined with United Nations entities on Thursday to reaffirm their continued personal commitment to support efforts to combat sexual exploitation and abuse across the Organization.

28-Sep-2018
Haitian President at General Assembly ca

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): Haitian President Jovenel Moïse on Thursday called on the international community to provide the necessary development aid as the Caribbean island nation prepares for the transition nest year of the United Nations mission to a non-peacekeeping presence in the country.

28-Sep-2018
‘Jerusalem is not for sale’ Palestin

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Mahmoud Abbas declared that “Jerusalem is not for sale and the Palestinian people’s rights are not up for bargain.”

28-Sep-2018
Cyprus President urges collective leader

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): “Blatant violations of international law” were foremost on the mind of Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus, as he brought the issue to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, urging States to readjust their policies in “hope for a better future.”

28-Sep-2018
‘Path to peace’ on Korean Peninsula

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): If the leadership of North Korea follows a diplomatic path to end its nuclear weapons programme, then a “much brighter future lies ahead” for its people, the US Secretary of State told the Security Council on Thursday.

28-Sep-2018
Reject passivity and embrace ‘responsi

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): Multilateralism and cooperation must be the focus of dialogue between United Nations Member States as Lithuania’s President warned against ‘nationalism and division’ at the General Assembly on Thursday.

28-Sep-2018
Security, human rights, political upheav

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): What are the key events that have led the Central African Republic (CAR) to go from being a land-rich nation full of optimism at independence, in 1960, to an impoverished country facing multiple challenges, and the subject of a high-level meeting at UN Headquarters on Friday?

28-Sep-2018
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