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"The Resolutions inter alia request the restoration of economic, transport and energy links in the region (UN SC Resolution 853) and removal of all obstacles to communications and transportation (UN SC Resolution ... 23, 2001: "Four resolutions have been adopted in the United Nations Security CouncilAzerbaijan UN Security Council Resolutions
Though Sri Lanka has achieved 'some small recent' progress in terms of implementing UN resolutions, British Minister for Asia and Pacific Mark Field said the progress had been slower than they would have anticipated or liked. The Minister expressed these views during a debate held in British ... UN resolution

In a recent conversation about the state of implementation of UN sanctions on North Korea, one Southeast Asian official lamented, "We are a year's worth of UN resolutions behind." It was no ordinary year, either. In 2017, the United Nations Security Council was a veritable conveyor belt of sanctions ...
UN Security Council Voting: To be approved, a Council resolution must have nine "YES" votes out of 15 and no "NO" votes from any of the five permanent ... Security Council Vetoes: A list of resolutions presented to the Security Council, along with the permanent member negative votes, can be found here.
... UN Human Rights High Commissioner Zaid Ra'ad al-Hussein. [Photo Credit: United States Mission Geneva]. On Friday, the notoriously anti-Israel United Nations "Human Rights" Council (UNHRC) once again met to discuss, or rather condemn, Israel. In its latest round of resolutions targeted at the ...
(JNS) The United Nations Human Rights Council passed five anti-Israel resolutions at the end of its 37th session in Geneva, under the "Agenda Item 7," a UNHRC ... One resolution passed, called on Israel to give the Golan Heights to civil war-torn Syria, with 25 votes in favor, 14 against and 7 abstentions. Human Rights

(CNN) Calling the situation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta "a travesty," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley admonished the Russian government ... In the weeks since the resolution was adopted, the UN estimates that over 1,700 people have been killed and thousands more have been injured ... Russia
The United States has cast the only "no" vote in the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva rejecting a China-led resolution - its second-ever in nearly 12 years - that calls for "mutually beneficial cooperation". "I think the comments by this US official in Geneva you mention were ... Human Rights
The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has adopted a new resolution on Cooperation with Georgia supporting the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty within its internationally recognized borders. In the resolution adopted yesterday, the council condemned the grave human rights situation ... Human Rights
The resolution acknowledges Venezuela's position: economic sanctions "disproportionately" affect "the poor and most vulnerable classes," threatening the realization of human rights. Rather than the application of unilateral coercive measures, which are against international law, the resolution urges states ... Human Rights
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines was among five nations that rejected a resolution by the United Nations' human rights body on the human rights situation ... The Philippines joined Burundi, China, Cuba and Valenzuela in opposing a UN Human Rights Council resolution to extend the mandate of the ... Human Rights
GENEVA — The resolution passed by the United Nations' top human rights body on Friday seemed innocuous, if obscurely worded in places. Without specifying any immediate action, it called for “a community of shared future for human beings” and “mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of human ... Human Rights
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticised a UN-mandated ceasefire in Syria designed to stop the recent bloodshed in eastern Ghouta while defending his own military's two-month-old operation against the Kurds in Afrin. The unanimous UN decision on a resolution demanding a 30-day ... Human Rights
Foreign Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said as a nation which adhered to the Charter of the United Nations (UN), Malaysia must respect the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on the status of Jerusalem. Last December, the UN declared a United States (US) ... Human Rights
Moscow was responding to a US allegation on Sunday that Russian aircraft had flown bombing missions over the besieged eastern Ghouta region in defiance of a United Nations ceasefire. The ministry said Washington was the one breaching the UN resolution, saying it had done nothing to stop rebel ... Human Rights
On October 31, 2000, United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 was passed unanimously. This was the first time that the UNSC had devoted a resolution for women during peace and conflict. Despite UNSCR 1325 being an essential first step towards reaching equality between women ... Human Rights
The U.N. Security Council Saturday approved a resolution calling for the 30-day cease-fire, following one of the bloodiest weeks of aerial ... After days of wrangling, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Saturday for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria to allow aid groups access to areas in ... Human Rights

The situation in Yemen has been labeled by the United Nations as "the world's worst man-made humanitarian disaster." Almost three years of civil war and sectarian violence has left much of the country in ruins, with tens of thousands dead and millions more faced with acute food shortages and a lack of ... Human Rights
(CNN) Not long after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, regime military aircraft hit targets in ... Diplomats said Saturday's vote ended up being a bit of a showdown between Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, and her Russian ... Human Rights
Diplomats said the resolution could go to a vote on Friday. Moscow has vetoed 10 previous UN resolutions on Syria and has consistently used its permanent seat on the security council to shield the Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, from concerted UN action on war crimes. In November, Russia used its ... Human Rights
United Nations:Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas has presented a three-point peace plan centred on convening an international peace conference ... While he accused Israel of shunning negotiations with Palestinians and ignoring UN resolutions, he also criticised Washington saying it was creating a ... Human Rights
Senior Conor Friend is one of the two head delegates in Model UN. As such, he leads the meetings to get the club prepared for each of the four conferences it attends. Friend said conferences are structured similarly to real United Nations meetings: Members write resolutions that get voted on by the ... Human Rights
Russia is calling for an open meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Thursday on the situation in Syria's rebel-held eastern Ghouta region. ... Nebenzia indicated Moscow's serious concern with a proposed resolution drafted by Sweden and Kuwait calling for a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, saying it isn't ... Human Rights
While Security Council resolutions are binding on all member-states, presidential statements are not. “The Security Council has been shamefully silent for months on Yemen when it has the power to redress the colossal crisis unfolding there through a binding and meaningful resolution,” said Suze van ... Human Rights
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., Feb. ... "We call for the convening of an international peace conference by mid 2018 based on international law and the relevant U.N. resolutions with broad ... Human Rights
In its resolution 72/2 entitled “Scale of assessments for the apportionment of the expenses of the United Nations: requests under Article 19 of the Charter,” the UN General Assembly decided that the following Member States, although in arrears in the payment of their dues, shall be permitted to vote until the ... Human Rights
As the war in Yemen continues, the UN's new envoy for the country faces many challenges, but is being welcomed by the leadership of main parties to the brutal ... Though the UN displays confidence in this new diplomat given his extensive experience in conflict resolution, Yemen's conflict has been an ... Human Rights
PARIS, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- French authorities said on Tuesday that only negotiations under UN auspices could bring peace in Syria and security for Turkey ... forces opposing the Turks, the Foreign Ministry said that talks under the terms of UN Security Council resolution 2254 must be the basis for a solution. Human Rights
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called in an address to the United Nations Security Council Tuesday to convene an international conference by ... "We call for the convening of an international peace conference by mid-2018, based on international law and the relevant UN resolutions," Abbas told ... Human Rights
Saudi Arabia supported a draft U.N. resolution proposed by the United States, the United Kingdom and France, condemning Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from reaching Yemen's Houthi rebels, The Daily Star reported Feb. 19. The draft resolution must be adopted by Feb. 26. In December 2017 ... Human Rights
The UN Security Council is reportedly considering a draft resolution that would condemn Iran for violating the arms embargo on Yemen and call for measures to address this violation. The proposed resolution drafted by Britain is in response to a report by a UN panel of experts which found that missiles fired ... Human Rights
Saudi Arabia on Sunday welcomed a draft United Nations resolution offered by Britain, the United States and France that would condemn Iran for failing to stop its ballistic missiles from falling into the hands of Yemen's Houthi group. Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir told Reuters news agency the ... Human Rights
The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution to demand a 30-day cease-fire in Syria, according to the French AFP news agency, which says it has seen a text of the resolution. AFP on February 9 said the diplomats were seeking the cease-fire to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid. Human Rights
Last week, the United Nations human rights office published an update on its work to produce a database of businesses involved in Israel's illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, as mandated by a UN Human Rights Council resolution adopted in March 2016. The report revealed that 206 ... Human Rights
The United Nations is investigating reports that chemical weapons were used in rebel-held areas of Syria, as Russia blocked a Security Council ... Since the start of the war in March 2011 - when peaceful anti-government protests erupted - Russia has vetoed 10 UN resolutions, the latest in November 2017. Human Rights
NEW YORK: Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi has called on the UN Security Council to implement its own resolutions on Kashmir. “The Council should periodically review implementation of its resolutions, especially on longstanding issues like the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” ... Human Rights
Ms. Nakamitsu, also the head of the UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA), told the Security Council that work still remains to be done to fully implement Council resolution 2118 as well as for the international community to have “shared confidence” that the Syria's chemical weapons programme has ... Human Rights
This day reminded the global community to play their proactive role in the light of UN resolutions to provide Kashmiris with their right to determine their ... the Kashmir cause at every national and international forum and also stressed for the need of a diplomatic solution in the light of resolution of the Security ... Human Rights
The students from the Government Girls Degree College Nowshera Cantt, Northern University, Government Higher Secondary School Nowshera, The Educator made speeches at the seminar to highlight the plight of the people of Kashmir. They urged India to honour the resolutions of the United Nations by ... Human Rights
Each UN member state must implement existing UNSC resolution… hesitation calls into question whether your vote is in words only. More can and must be done beyond enforcing the minimum requirements of the Security Council resolutions. Many allies and partners of the US have joined our campaign, going beyond ... Human Rights
CNN has obtained key sections of the report from a UN diplomat who is not authorized to speak publicly. CNN has not reviewed the entire document. Despite numerous rounds of international sanctions, North Korea exported almost all the commodities that had been prohibited in the resolutions between ... Human Rights
Mishal Malik, wife of Kashmiri leader Yaseen Malik, has said that Kashmiri people want solution to the problem in line with the United Nation resolutions, also signed by India. Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, she said that people of occupied Kashmir needed support of Pakistani people for ... Human Rights
For this reason, the U.N. Security Council was able to adopt the resolution — which usually doesn't happen. "Israel is shielded from critical resolutions for the most part, because of the United States," said Louis Charbonneau, the director of the United Nations program at Human Rights Watch. A single vote ... Human Rights
UN SC hails talks between North and South Koreas and calls to implement its resolutions ... The United Nations Security Council has hailed contacts between North and South Koreas and expressed the hope that dialogue between the two countries will lead to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, ... Human Rights
Singapore voted for "peace and stability" when it backed a United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution that called for the United States to drop its ... based on the “principle of seeking peaceful resolution of conflict" by upholding international law and fully abiding the UN Security Council's resolutions. Human Rights
The U.S. will hold a reception for countries that did not vote last month to approve a United Nations (U.N.) resolution condemning the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley · Nimrata (Nikki) HaleyHaley: 'Open question' if US ... Human Rights
Instead, my un-resolution, to leave all well alone, resist having to resolve anything, and let go and relax will go into effect at midnight on Dec. 31. This doesn't mean I'm not open to positive change and self-improvement this coming year. Or that my contrarian inner child has taken over and I'm going to the ... Human Rights
Myanmar authorities insist the campaign is aimed at rooting out Rohingya militants who attacked police posts on 25 August but the United Nations has said the violence amounts to ethnic cleansing. Last week, the UN special rapporteur for Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, said she had been banned from the ... Human Rights
UNITED NATIONS — The United States circulated a proposed resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that would further choke North Korea's economy, with a near total ban on fuel imports, a tightening of restrictions on shipping and a one-year deadline for most North Korean laborers ... Human Rights
The UN General Assembly has decisively backed a resolution effectively calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. ... Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council". Human Rights


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