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We challenge the UN Rapporteur Izsak Ndiaye to give a list of rights that legally & constitutionally are denied to the minorities in Sri Lanka which are legally & constitutionally given only to the Sinhalese majority.
While it's hardly the election to get the most attention this year, the United Nations General Assembly has confirmed a nominee with a background in socialist politics and refugee matters to be the organization's new secretary-general.

While many are rejoicing that the third and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is behind us, we're going to miss the Saturday Night Live version of events.
De Zayas, who is the U.N. expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, said the key issue is transparency. "Once you have transparency, the tax havens are useless, but the problem is the secrecy jurisdictions," he said. De ...
Yarmouth, the first town on the Cape to join the age-friendly network, held one such intergenerational event on Saturday, launching a model UN comprised of local seniors and students at D-Y high school. Senior Services Director Kathi Bailey said other ...

The United Nations is also in transition, from its eighth Secretary-General to the ninth. I have been honoured to serve "we the peoples" for the past ten years.
India has pointed out to the US that its stand on protecting the rights of its people to access life saving drugs by not going beyond the commitments made in the international TRIPS agreement has been "vindicated''' by a recent United Nations (UN) report.
20 October 2016 - Stressing that the Syrian conflict "continues to reach new and awful depths," United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today welcomed Russia's latest unilateral announcement of a humanitarian pause to the bombing in war-raved ...
... UN ambassador. [DC]. Yet there are some who have spoken out against the UN's choice - and they're not the people you'd expect to have a problem with Wonder woman. ... But Rafi does raise an interesting issue as she points out Wonder Woman's ...
This week, Alpher discusses what in particular in last week's UN Security Council discussion of the settlements angered the prime minister; B'Tselem's Hagai El-Ad's and APN's Lara Friedman's testimony before the Council on the settlements issue; at the ...
The UN Convention on International Trade in endangered species (CITES) surprised many on October 4th by extending long-overdue protections for more than 250 species of rosewood, a timber rapidly being harvested to commercial extinction.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon tells UMD students they can help solve world issues. United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon speaks to University of Maryland students, staff, faculty and officials on Friday, Oct. 14.
UN chief examines Haiti destruction amid cholera controversy. Ban Ki-Moon has voiced alarm at the devastation caused by hurricane Matthew during his visit to Haiti.
At the press conference, entitled "Recovery of Stolen Malaysian Assets," a direct link was made between the 1MDB corruption scandal and major environmental issues in Malaysia, such as deforestation, one of the main concerns of the Leonardo DiCaprio ...

Argentine ambassador in UK on Monday rejected pointblank that the veto to foreign minister Susana Malcorra's UN secretary general candidacy could have been linked in any way to the Falklands/Malvinas dispute between UK and Argentina.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon is calling for a massive international aid effort to help Haitians in desperate need of food, shelter and medical supplies in the aftermath of hurricane Matthew, which raked the island's southern peninsula as a Category ...
Several Christian advocacy groups voiced out their concern that Obama did not mention the issue of Christian persecutions during his final U.N. General Assembly speech last week. Kristin Wright, director of advocacy at Open ... "To be effective, such ...
MINSK, 27 September (BelTA) - Belarusian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Valentin Rybakov called on the United Nations to address nuclear disarmament challenges in conjunction with other issues as he attended the high-level meeting to mark the ...
On Monday, election officials in the capital Mogadishu announced they were pushing back elections from October to November due to security issues and administrative problems. Omar Mohamed Abdulle, the chairman of the electoral commission, said the ...
"Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynching in the past," a French member of the working group of U.N. experts, Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France, said after their meetings in the U.S.. The U.N ...
More than 130 female activists from 38 countries pressed the leader of the United Nations on Tuesday to fulfill a goal he declared after assuming the job a decade ago: a permanent peace treaty to end the Korean war.
They can certainly celebrate 70 years of U.N. work to promote dialogue, cooperation and problem solving among nations.
According to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), there are 65.3 million people forcibly displaced, including 21.3 million registered refugees who have fled their home countries to escape conflict or persecution.
A number of programs were launched at the 7th Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), co-chaired by the Netherlands and Morocco.
India's external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday stepped up pressure on Pakistan at the United Nations, extending India's efforts to isolate Islamabad on the issue of state-sponsored terrorism. In a speech to the United Nations General ...
The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, raised Kashmir and Palestine issues among the crises affecting the Muslim world at a meeting with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon at the UN ...
United Nations: In a sharp rebuke to Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a stirring call on Monday for isolating Islamabad if it does not join a global strategy against the 'malevolent' force threatening the world.
Indian recognised by UN for working towards hunger problems ... Kawatra, who left his corporate job to start 'Feeding India', is among the 17 people selected for the inaugural class of UN Young Leaders for Sustainable Development Goals for his initiative.
NEW YORK: The Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Iyad Ameen Madani, raised Kashmir and Palestine issues among the crises affecting the Muslim world at a meeting with United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-Moon at ...
Dogar in his arguments said "(former Prime Minister) Jawaharlal Nehru had taken the Kashmir dispute to the UN Security Council and announced that if Kashmiris wanted to go with Pakistan then India would not send its army to Kashmir, however, the Indian ...
Ban's envoy, Espen Barth Eide, announcing the meeting on September 14, said the leaders had made "significant progress" on outstanding issues, including governance and power-sharing, but remained divided on the thorny issues of property, security and ...
24 September 2016 - As the United Nations General Assembly continued its annual high-level debate today, Samiuela 'Akilisi Pohiva, the Prime Minister of Tonga, continued his country's strong advocacy for the conservation and sustainable use of the ...
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon has declared that he will make an assessment by November on the way forward in the longstanding border controversy between Guyana and Venezuela. "I have to make an assessment by November," ...
The Lahore high court has dismissed a writ petition by Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed seeking to direct the Pakistan government to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council and other international fora. Chief justice Syed Mansoor Ali ...
Angelina Jolie is so obsessed with becoming the head of the United Nations ... it caused major marital issues with Brad Pitt.
India, Germany, Japan and Brazil will continue to push for comprehensive reform of the UN Security Council, Foreign Ministers of the four countries who met on the sidelines of General Assembly resolved.
MANILA, Philippines - The world needs new hacks to solve old problems, said United Nations resident coordinator Ola Almgren during the Social Good Summit 2016 on Saturday, September 24.
MANILA, Philippines - The world needs new hacks to solve old problems, said United Nations resident coordinator Ola Almgren during the Social Good Summit 2016 on Saturday, September 24.
In his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Wednesday, September 21, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif mostly talked about the Kashmir conflict.
United Nations: Pakistan's months-long efforts to internationalise the Kashmir issue at the UN have not found any resonance with nations at the world body that are focussed on combating the growing scourge of terrorism, a top Indian diplomat has said.
ATHENS (Sputnik) - There are three major problems the international community has to solve, namely the Cyprus dispute, the Greek sovereign debt and large-scale migration crisis, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in an address to the UN General ...
Harry Potter actress Emma Watson is no stranger to activism - she's been a UN Goodwill Ambassador since 2014, speaking regularly on issues facing women across the world, particularly in conflict zones. She gave another rousing speech to the UN in New ...
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-Moon, said antimicrobial resistance is a "fundamental threat" to global health and safety at the first general assembly meeting on drug-resistant bacteria.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has raised the Kashmir issue with almost every world leader he has held talks with on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, but his efforts to internationalise the dispute with India appeared to have ...
The one day meeting at the UN headquarters in New York marks the first time the General Assembly has called for a summit on this issue. Organisers hope it will point the way towards a more responsible and predictable system for responding to large ...
On Monday, the United Nations General Assembly's began its first summit on the growing global issue. The session yielded an unprecedented declaration of ... This is a global problem. Just like - think of epidemics or think of climate change. I think ...
Almost everybody has heard of the United Nations. But how many people know what it actually does? Or how it works? Or why, as world leaders gather to kick off the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, the institution has struggled to ...


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