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Renew ‘collective commitment to multilateralism’, urges Assembly President

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic may have prevented world leaders coming to New York to address the General Assembly in person, but the president of the world body stressed on Tuesday that the need for deliberation, is “higher than ever”.

Under ‘extraordinary circumstances’, General Assembly continues to serve the people

New York: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Assembly has worked hard, under “extraordinary circumstances” to uphold its vital mandates, perform essential services, and ensure continuity in the name of the people the Organization serves, the president of the UN body said on Tuesday.

Global Goals top General Assembly President’s priority list

New York/IBNS: The President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly on Monday set out his 2020 priorities, which aim to make the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality by the start of the next decade.

New General Assembly President brings ‘valuable insights’ into key UN challenges

New York: The new President of the 74th session of the General Assembly brings to his role “years of United Nations experience”, the UN chief said on Tuesday, as Tijjani Muhammad-Bande banged the gavel to open his year in office.

Partnerships with civil society and youth ‘essential’ for a future that leaves no one behind: General Assembly President

New York, Aug 29 (IBNS): Partnerships with civil society and youth are essential to achieving the goals of key UN-backed international agreements, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the Paris Agreement on climate change, María Fernanda Espinosa, the President of the United Nations General Assembly, told delegates at the UN Civil Society Conference on Wednesday.

‘Comprehensively include migrants’ or sustainable development won’t happen, warns General Assembly President

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): Migration and sustainable development are “deeply interconnected” and the 2030 Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for a sustainable future for all, will not be achieved if we do not “comprehensively include migrants,” the President of the General Assembly said on Wednesday.

Call to revitalize ‘language of the ancestors’ for survival of future generations: Indigenous chief

New York, Feb 2 (IBNS): Hundreds of ancestral languages have gone silent in recent generations, taking with them the culture, knowledge and traditions of the people who spoke them. To preserve and revitalize those that remain, the United Nations on Friday officially launched the International Year of Indigenous Languages, at UN Headquarters in New York.

Advancing multilateralism goes ‘hand-in-hand’ with work of the UN

New York, Jan 16 (IBNS): Revitalizing the United Nations to “strengthen a multilateral rule-based world order” tops a list of priorities the General Assembly President told UN Member States on Tuesday.

Setting out to ‘transform the world’ in the General Assembly's Second Committee

New York, Dec 26 (IBNS): How is the UN tackling its most ambitious and far-reaching project: the 2030 Agenda to “transform the world”? This is the mammoth responsibility of the UN’s General Assembly’s Second Committee – the body which deals with “economic and financial matters”. Here is the second in our series on what happens at the UN when the world leaders have gone home at the end of September, and the Committees get going on turning pledges and ideas into action.

US resolution to condemn activities of Hamas voted down in General Assembly

New York, Dec 7 (IBNS): Although a majority of UN Member States voted in favour of a General Assembly resolution put forward by the United States – condemning the activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza – it failed to be adopted on Thursday at UN Headquarters in New York.

General Assembly adopts text urging greater protection for Palestinians, and deploring Israel’s ‘excessive’ use of force

New York, June 14 (IBNS): In an emergency meeting on Wednesday, the United Nations General Assembly adopted an Arab-sponsored resolution calling for greater protection for Palestinians, and deploring any use of “excessive, disproportionate and indiscriminate” force by the Israeli military against Palestinian civilians, particularly in Gaza.

‘Save peace while it lasts,’ says General Assembly President, ahead of UN summit on sustaining peace

New York, Apr 21 (IBNS): The world needs a new approach to peace, which is why the United Nations General Assembly will hold a major meeting next week to discuss ways to foster peace by focusing on conflict prevention, mediation, dialogue and diplomacy, the 193-member body’s President has said.

In Doha, General Assembly President spotlights UN ‘sustaining peace’ agenda

New York, Jan 19 (JEN): 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.

General Assembly, by secret ballot, elects 15 member states to serve three-year terms on Human Rights Council

New York, Oct 17 (IBNS): The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

UN must lead global battle against counterfeit medicines, Congo tells General Assembly

New York, Sept 21(Just Earth News): The Republic of Congo on Thursday called for a United Nations-wide global battle against the proliferation of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines, warning the General Assembly on the second day of its 72nd annual General Debate that Africa was particularly vulnerable.