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The UN General Assembly in New York. Photograph: Lohr-J/Sipa USA/REX/Shutterstock. One woman allegedly assaulted while working for the UN says she was told by her agency's ombudsman that there was nothing more he could do to help her pursue a complaint, because he was being threatened by ...
18 January 2018 - Conflict is not always linear, with a clear beginning, middle and end, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said Thursday, urging a new approach to peace that requires action at all stages of the conflict cycle. "We are no longer dealing only with tanks, planes, and uniformed troops," ...

United Nations, January 15 - Back on May 31 when the UN General Assembly's new President Miroslav Lajcak came to take questions in from the GA Hall on May 31, Inner City Press asked him as the last question about the then still undecided first UN bribery case involving former PGA John Ashe and Macau based ...
Abu Dhabi, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) -- Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and President of the UN General Assembly talked on enhancing cooperation between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations (UN) in Abu Dhabi on Monday. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, met ...
Migration, sustaining peace and development are among the priorities of the United Nations General Assembly for the remainder of the current session through September 2018, the President of the main UN deliberative and policymaking body said Friday. "We are nearly four months into the 72nd Session ...
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) said, on Monday, that its mandate comes only from the United Nations General Assembly, which created it in 1950 following the Palestinians' dispersion from their homeland, with Israel's creation by a UN resolution in 1947.

Donald Trump will hold an exclusive party for countries who did not vote to approve a United Nations resolution condemning his administration's decision to ... Last month, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution criticising America's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and launch the ...
United Nations, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Concluding the main part of its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly Sunday took a number of key actions, including approving a UN program budget of nearly 5.4 billion U.S. dollars for the next two years, according to a UN press release Wednesday.
26 December 2017 - Concluding the main part of its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly on Sunday took a number of key actions, including approving a nearly $5.4 billion programme budget for the Organization for the biennium 2018-2019. The budget covers UN activities across a range of areas, ...
Amman -- Jordanians on Friday praised a UN General Assembly resolution on Thursday rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. During a sit-in held outside the US embassy in Amman on Friday, protesters expressed hope that the vote by more than 100 countries will have a ...
After the Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by a huge majority a resolution condemning once again the recognition by ... the US president had severely threatened to retaliate by cutting financial aid to countries that would vote in favor of the draft UN resolution, even if the ...
India maintained a cautious silence, hours before the UN General Assembly convened to vote on the draft resolution regarding the status of the city of Jerusalem. Speaking to the media, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said that Arab diplomats have held consultation with India on ...
In a collective act of defiance toward Washington, the United Nations General Assembly voted 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, for a resolution demanding that the United States rescind its Dec. 6 declaration on Jerusalem, the contested holy city. The resolution is nonbinding and therefore largely symbolic, but ...
The resolution was vetoed by the United States in the 15-member UN Security Council on Monday, but the US cannot veto a general assembly resolution. Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, used her speech ahead of the vote to emphasis that the United States is the single largest contributor to the UN ...
United Nations -- On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly called on Iran to end ongoing violations of human rights, including its persecution of members of the Baha'i Faith, the country's largest non-Muslim religious minority. The call came in a resolution, adopted by a vote ...
21 December 2017 - By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday "demanded" that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, following an earlier decision by the United States to recognize the Holy City as the capital of ...
UN diplomatic sources say the General Assembly is to hold an emergency session on Thursday to vote on a resolution rejecting US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestine's UN ambassador Riyad Mansour requested the meeting after the United States ...

Turkey is concentrating efforts on passing a resolution at the UN General Assembly against the US decision to recognise occupied Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Ankara is leading the push in the General Assembly because Washington is expected to veto a draft resolution to be voted on by the UN Security ...
Last week's resolution at the UN General Assembly, at which member states overwhelmingly rejected Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, was conceived in anger and will be largely ineffective. But it was hardly unexpected. Planned by the Palestinians and introduced by ...
UN General Assembly Jerusalem Resolution: Vote Exposes 65 Sanctions-Deserving Pro-apartheid States .... "By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday "demanded" that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of ...
UN General Assembly Jerusalem Resolution: Vote Exposes 65 Sanctions-Deserving Pro-apartheid States ... US-backed Apartheid Israel grossly violates (1) the Charter of the United Nations that declares that countries cannot simply acquire territory by force [17]; (2) Article 2 of the UN genocide Convention ...
Last week's resolution at the UN General Assembly, at which member states overwhelmingly rejected Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, was conceived in anger and will be largely ineffective. But it was hardly unexpected. Planned by the Palestinians and introduced by ...
United Nations, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Concluding the main part of its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly Sunday took a number of key actions, including approving a UN program budget of nearly 5.4 billion U.S. dollars for the next two years, according to a UN press release Wednesday.
ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow was able to stand before the U.N. General Assembly and defend Israel's legitimacy as a nation. We stood ... In addition, ACLJ Executive Director Jordan Sekulow was able to make a powerful presentation at the United Nations in support Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
(CNN) US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday touted a quarter billion dollar cut to the UN's annual budget, capping off a contentious ... Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for Guterres, confirmed in a statement that the UN General Assembly on Sunday morning had approved cuts for the ...
The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a resolution on Sunday to convene negotiations for an international treaty to protect the marine environments of the high seas. Earth's high seas represent about two-thirds of the oceans, but are not governed by any one international body or agency and ...
26 December 2017 - Concluding the main part of its 72nd session, the United Nations General Assembly on Sunday took a number of key actions, including approving a nearly $5.4 billion programme budget for the Organization for the biennium 2018-2019. The budget covers UN activities across a range of areas, ...
The voting results are displayed on the floor of the United Nations General Assembly in which the United States declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital was declared "null ... The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Sunday that the U.N.'s 2018-2019 budget would be slashed by over $285 million.
Founded in 1945, Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization, is known for its World Heritage tags given to places such as Taj Mahal and the Pyramids of Giza. Israel's antagonism to UNESCO is well known as UNESCO was the first UN body to recognize "Palestine" as a ...
United Nations: The UN General Assembly on Sunday urged Myanmar to end a military campaign against Muslim Rohingya and called for the appointment of a UN special envoy, despite opposition from China, Russia and some regional countries. A resolution put forward by the Organisation of Islamic ...
Donald Trump is facing a new diplomatic row. After the Security Council, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by a huge majority a resolution condemning once again the recognition by Washington of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Palestinians welcomed the vote. Long before this decision, the ...
Amman -- Jordanians on Friday praised a UN General Assembly resolution on Thursday rejecting the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. During a sit-in held outside the US embassy in Amman on Friday, protesters expressed hope that the vote by more than 100 countries will have a ...
Canadians for Justice and peace in the Middle East (CJPME) condemns the Trudeau government's decision to abstain in today's UN General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution A/ES-10/L.22. The resolution demanded that "all States comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the Holy City of Jerusalem, ...
December 22, 2017 United Nations--The UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Thursday to denounce President Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, largely ignoring Mr. Trump's threats to cut off aid to any country that went against him. The nonbinding resolution declaring US action ...
United Nations: The UN General Assembly on Thursday opened an emergency session to vote on a motion rejecting US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The 193-nation assembly will decide on a draft resolution reaffirming that Jerusalem is an issue that must be resolved through ...
From Left to Right: Monovithya Kem, deputy director of public affairs of Cambodia National Rescue Party, and Pa Nguon Teang, executive director of Cambodia Center for Independent Media, speak at a panel discussion on 'Dissolution of democracy in Cambodia' at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, ...
United Nations -- On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly called on Iran to end ongoing violations of human rights, including its persecution of members of the Baha'i Faith, the country's largest non-Muslim religious minority. The call came in a resolution, adopted by a vote ...
At the same time, the document reaffirms concern that the UN human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine continues to be denied access to Crimea, despite its existing mandate, and includes the requirement to prepare a second thematic report on Crimea by the end of the 72nd session of the UN General ...
In advance of the United Nations Security Council's December 12 meeting on the situation in Myanmar, we, a global coalition of 81 human rights, faith-based ... Words of condemnation by the UN, including the Security Council's Presidential Statement on November 6 and the UN General Assembly's Third ...
The United Nations General Assembly, like every year, has unanimously adopted Bangladesh's resolution on the "culture of peace." It received support of all member states present at the General Assembly on Monday and was adopted by consensus. Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the UN ...
11 December 2017 - Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a year-long campaign on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Decalration of human rights. "Over seven decades, this mighty document has helped to ...
Canada's prime minister announced Canada is keeping its embassy in Tel Aviv, however in its UN General Assembly votes December 7th Canada's maintained an obtuseness to Palestinian suffering, siding with with the U.S. and Israel. Since the United Nations Security Council has mandated that no ...
9 December 2017 - The United Nations office that coordinates efforts on genocide prevention has launched an appeal for Member States to ratify the 1948 ... The International Day, which was established by the UN General Assembly in 2015, has since been observed annually on 9 December, the day when back in 1948 ...
Ghana's progress report on SDGs to be submitted to UN General Assembly ... for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has initiated preparations to present and submit Ghana's progress report on the SDGs to the next United Nations (UN) General Assembly in October 2018.
The United Nations human rights chief has said an act of genocide against Rohingya Muslims by state forces in Myanmar cannot be ruled out. Zeid Ra'ad ... He urged the council to request that the UN General Assembly set up a mechanism "to assist individual criminal investigations of those responsible".
NEW YORK (kyodo) -- The U.N. General Assembly on Monday endorsed Japan's antinuclear resolution by a wide margin despite less support than last year. One hundred and fifty six nations backed the motion while four voted against it and 24 abstained. Compared to last year's tally, the yes votes ...
NEW YORK - The U.N. General Assembly on Monday endorsed a Japanese anti-nuclear resolution by a wide margin, although fewer countries backed ... "Out of all the motions on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation submitted to the United Nations, Japan's has the most support from countries taking ...
United Nations, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak on Sunday expressed regret over a U.S. decision to withdraw from the global migration compact, a UN-led process toward safe, orderly and regular migration. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been informed ...
UN General Assembly on December 1, called on the Israeli occupation to withdraw from the occupied Syrian Golan into the line of June 4th, 1967 in line with UN Security Council relevant resolutions. The Assembly adopted a resolution entitled "the Syrian Golan," submitted to it under the title "the State in the ...
A: Well, President Donald Trump speaks positively about the United Nations. He engages with the Secretary General [Antonio Guterres]. I met with him when he was before the General Assembly and he said that he sees a lot of potential in the United Nations and he hopes the UN will be able to use all its ...


 

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