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General Assembly, Security Council fill final vacancy on ‘World Court’

New York, Nov 21(Just Earth News): The General Assembly and the Security Council on Mondayelected the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concluding the 2017 elections to the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.  

FEATURE: See what happened when the world came together at the UN

New York, Sept 29(Just Earth News): Every year in September, world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York for the General Assembly’s annual high-level session. The diplomatic confab draws veteran politicians as well as new faces from all corners of the globe in what is always an interesting and intense week for all involved. Also in attendance are representatives from civil society, academia, the private sector, the media, and the arts and entertainment worlds.

At General Assembly, Mozambique calls for reformed UN, greater aid from wealthy States

New York, Sept 26(Just Earth News): Only a reformed United Nations and a greater commitment from wealthier countries to help the developing world can confront “the overwhelming challenges of our times,” Mozambique told the General Assembly on the last day of its 72nd annual general debate on Monday.

In General Assembly address, Bahrain calls for strong, stable Middle East

New York, Sept 24(Just Earth News): Bahrain reiterated its support for a strong Middle East in its United Nations General Assembly address, underscoring the need for strong and common political will to guarantee positive relations with other countries, support for the principles of non-interference in others internal affairs, and reaffirmation of the fight against terrorism and its sponsors.

Russia’s Lavrov backs US view on primacy of sovereignty in international relations

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov endorsed at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday United States President Donald Trump’s affirmation of the primacy of national sovereignty in international affairs.

With world at epic crossroads, UN seems like it’s on ‘silent’ mode, Jordan tells Assembly

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): While the United Nations is “our global conscience,” Al Hussein Bin Abdullah II, Crown Prince of Jordan, said on Thursday that for too many in his country and elsewhere trying to do good, it sometimes feels like the world’s conscience is on 'silent' mode.

The world needs ‘a true global partnership,’ Indonesia’s Vice-President tells UN Assembly

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): At the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, the Vice-President of Indonesia, underscored three points to achieve ‘Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet,’’ the theme of the 72nd session.

China, at UN Assembly, urges DPRK not to go ‘further along a dangerous direction’

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): There is still hope for peace, ‘and we must not give up’ on solving the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi told world leaders at the United Nations on Thursday, while urging the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) not to go “further along a dangerous direction.”

To address terrorism, ‘we must stamp out its root causes,’ Pakistan leader says at UN Assembly

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, the Prime Minister of Pakistan underscored that any strategy to combat global terrorism must focus on addressing the issue of State sponsored terrorism, as well as resolve the root causes behind such violence.

Addressing Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh proposes UN-monitored ‘safe zones’ in Myanmar

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Myanmar must stop “ethnic cleansing” in Rakhine state, and “safe zones” should be created inside that country to protect all civilians, under the supervision of the United Nations, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told the General Assembly on Thursday.

At UN Assembly, African leaders call for more support to fight terrorism in sub-Saharan Sahel

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Highlighting the dangers posed by terrorism in Africa’s sub-Saharan Sahel region, African leaders mounted the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday to appeal for the resources needed to make the multinational force set up to counter the scourge fully operational.

Dialogue, peaceful dispute settlement ‘indispensable’ to achieving peace, El Salvador tells UN Assembly

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Delivering a strong message in favour of promoting unity among countries to solve the problems that afflict humanity, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, the President of El Salvador, told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that dialogue and the peaceful settlement of disputes are indispensable to achieving world peace.

‘The people and Government of Mexico stand,’ quake-hit country’s leader tells UN Assembly

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): In midst of recovery from two major earthquakes in the last two weeks, Luis Videgaray Caso, the Minster for Foreign Affairs of Mexico told world leaders on Thursday that his country takes comfort in the global solidarity shown during this tragic time.

Yemeni President, at UN, urges ongoing support as country seeks to end war, secure lasting peace

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi of Yemen affirmed his readiness to bring an end to the country’s three-year conflict and seek a “strong, fair and lasting peace,” out of a sense of full responsibility for the Yemeni people.

‘We can’t build strong relationships if we refuse to have conversations,’ Canada’s Trudeau says at UN

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the podium at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday with condolences for those affected by recent successive natural disasters, including the earthquakes in Mexico and hurricanes in the Caribbean, saying his country is ready to a “lend a helping hand in whatever way it can.”