Monthly Archives: September 2018

At UN, Syria slams US for ‘supporting terrorism’, thanks Russia for cooperation

29 September 2018 Peace and Security 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 … Continue reading

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‘Lack of trust’ among nations threatens progress, rules-based order, Suriname Minister tells UN

29 September 2018 Economic Development 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. … Continue reading

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Regional, global solidarity indispensable to achieve sustainable development, says Lao PDR minister

29 September 2018 SDGs 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 … Continue reading

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UN Chief praises efforts to reduce tension on Korean Peninsula

29 September 2018 Peace and Security 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, … Continue reading

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UN officials urge support as Darfur attempts to ‘turn the page’ from conflict to peace

28 September 2018 Peace and Security 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 … Continue reading

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Massive earthquake in Indonesia leaves hundreds dead: UN chief ‘deeply saddened’

29 September 2018 Humanitarian Aid Following a major, 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province on Friday, the United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has said he’s “deeply saddened” by the “terrible loss of life” and injuries from the … Continue reading

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Human rights ‘success stories’ shared at the UN to serve as example, and inspire others

27 September 2018 Human Rights 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 … Continue reading

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Violence and displacement in Ebola-hit DR Congo threatens humanitarian response

28 September 2018 Humanitarian Aid Increasing violence in Ebola-affected areas of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) threatens the safety of tens of thousands of people there, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

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On day three, of UN Assembly debate, Israel and Palestine put sharp focus on complexities thwarting peace

27 September 2018 Peace and Security 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, … Continue reading

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Donors come to UN agency’s aid with extra $118 million to help Palestine refugees

27 September 2018 Humanitarian Aid 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.” Established by the General … Continue reading

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