December 05, 2020 16:35 (IST)
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UNGA: 39 countries target China over its policy towards Hong Kong, Xinjiang

Geneva: As many as 39 nations have condemned China's policy towards people in Hong Kong and Xinjiang regions.

The UN is ‘right platform’ to address global challenges: Tanzanian Ambassador

New York: The COVID-19 outbreak reminds the world that we need “to enhance solidarity within the multilateral system” to confront global challenges, the representative of Tanzania told the closing session of the UN’s annual high-level session on Tuesday.

To UN, Israeli Prime Minister says ‘no doubt’ more Arab countries will soon join ‘circle of peace’

New York: While telling the UN General Assembly on Tuesday there was “good news” to report about the “expanding circle of peace” between Israel and some Arab countries, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also accused Hezbollah militants of storing weapons in a residential area of Beirut.

Pandemic shows international cooperation ‘delivers results’, says German Foreign Minister

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how international cooperation “delivers results” in efforts to resolve conflict, though there is still a long way to go, Germany’s Foreign Minister told the UN General Assembly in a pre-recorded speech broadcast on Tuesday.

Belarusian Minster denounces Western attempts to sow ‘chaos’, says threats against his country must end

New York: Political and economic threats against Belarus “must end” the Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei told the high-level segment of the UN General Assembly on Saturday, accusing Western nations of trying to sow “chaos and anarchy” in the country.  

New ‘COVID-19 reality’ should compel some to put aside narrow interests and seek multilateral solutions, Syrian Minister says

New York: As some States continue to pursue their own narrow agendas above all else, the world is straying further from the principles that underpin international norms and the work of the United Nations, the Foreign Minister of Syria told the high-level General Assembly plenary on Saturday.

Sudan ready to return to international role but first needs support, Prime Minister says

New York: Sudan is eager to again contribute to the international community but will need assistance as it works to revitalize its tattered economy, Prime Minister Abdalla Adam Hamdok told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.

Repair ugly rifts and unite against common foe, COVID-19, ‘or everyone will lose’, warns UK’s Johnson

New York: COVID-19 has “united humanity as never before”, the United Kingdom Prime Minister told the UN General Assembly’s annual high-level session on Saturday.

Japan determined to host Olympics in 2021: Yoshihide Suga

Tokyo/UNI: Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has expressed Japan's determination to host the Olympics and Paralympics in the summer of 2021.

Italy calls for reinvigorated multilateral system to combat ‘invisible enemy’, COVID-19

New York: Today the world is faced with “an invisible enemy” that has upended lives, suffocated the world economy and limited freedoms, the Prime Minster of Italy told the United Nations on Friday.

Pandemic is ‘a time to separate what is necessary from what is not’: Pope Francis

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic is a trial, but also “a time to choose what matters and what passes away, a time to separate what is necessary from what is not”, Pope Francis told world leaders on Friday, in his virtual address to the UN General Assembly.

How long must we wait for a just solution, Palestinian President Abbas asks world leaders

New York: The President of the State of Palestine addressed, via a pre-recorded video, the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, highlighting the suffering of his people and the misery they experience every day “while the world stands by watching.”

At UN Assembly, President of Burundi rejects diplomatic aggression against his country

New York: The “indiscriminate consequences” of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of multilateralism and how the world handles global challenges and contradictions, the President of Burundi told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly.

Sri Lankan President calls on WHO to facilitate ‘universal access’ to COVID vaccine

New York: The President of Sri Lanka has highlighted the success of his country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, underscoring the importance of a well-coordinated approach, underpinned by robust local health care system, to contain the disease.

The UN is not a building in New York city, it is our commitment to future generations, Indonesian President tells world leaders

New York: Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, the United Nations needs to prove “multilateralism delivers”, the President of Indonesia has said, telling world leaders, gathered virtually “all of us bear the responsibility” to further strengthen the global Organization.