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Taliban's recognition not under considerations, says Russia: Report

New York: International recognition of the Taliban was not currently under consideration, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on the sidelines of the annual gathering of world leaders here for the UN General Assembly.

Antonio Guterres nominated for a second term as UN chief by UNSC

New York: The United Nations Security Council Tuesday voted to grant Secretary General Antonio Guterres a second term. 

Maldives Foreign Minister elected President of UN General Assembly

New York/IBNS: Abdulla Shahid, foreign minister of the Maldives, was elected the President of the 76th United Nations General Assembly with three-fourth majority, garnering 143 votesout of the 191 ballots cast.

Palestine urges ICC to start probe into war crimes in Gaza - Envoy to UN

United Nations/Sputnik: Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour on Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to launch an investigation into alleged war crimes committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Myanmar: UN, US express concern regarding reports of violence

Washington/UNI: The United Nations and the US State Department have both condemned Myanmar's military rulers for their reported use of force against protesters.

United Nations, African Union reiterate commitment to Sudan, as joint mission ends operations

New York: The United Nations Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission have reiterated their commitment to continue to support Sudan consolidate peace as the AU-UN hybrid peacekeeping mission in the country’s Darfur region ends its operations on Thursday.

UN chief hopes Israel-Sudan agreement will bring peace to wider regions

New York/Xinhua: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday expressed the hope that the agreement between Israel and Sudan to normalize relations will create opportunities for peace and prosperity in the wider regions, said his spokesman.

‘Reverse course’ towards full nuclear disarmament – UN chief

New York: UN Chief: On the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons marked on Saturday, the UN chief has underscored the need to “reverse course and return to a common path to nuclear disarmament”.

Tolerance key to tackling violent extremism: UN counter-terrorism chief

New York/IBNS: The head of the UN Counter-Terrorism Office (UNOCT) has highlighted the importance of tolerance in combating the “corrosive spread” of violent extremism.

UN Security Council may address issue of escaped IS fighters in November - President

New York/Sputnik:The UN Security Council is expected to address the problem of Islamic State (banned in Russia) terrorists who escaped from detention during the Turkish operation in northern Syria, UK Ambassador to the United Nations Karen Pierce said in a press briefing on Friday.

Safe working conditions not upheld as universal human right

New York/UNI: Although healthy working conditions are a globally recognized human right, they remain “more a privilege”, the UN independent expert on hazardous substances, Baskut Tuncak, has said.

As Imran Khan gears up to deliver UNGA speech, Sindi-Baloch-Muhajir activists gather to protest Pakistan atrocities

New York: At a time when PM Imran Khan is expected to deliver his speech at the UN General Assembly in New York, several activists at the receiving end of atrocities by Pakistani Army and its spy agency ISI, including those seeking freedom of Sindh and Balochistan regions, have raised their voices against the South Asian nation and its government.

Children’s lives in Mediterranean Sea must take priority over politics, says UNICEF

New York, Aug 16 (IBNS): The fate of 130 children on board two rescue ships in the Mediterranean Sea should not be put at risk by political point-scoring, the UN said on Thursday, amid ongoing uncertainty about whether the vessels will be allowed to dock in Italy.

You are a thief: Man heckles Pakistan representative to UN in New York

New York, Aug 13 (IBNS): Pakistan's permanent representative to the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi, was heckled and abused by a man from his own country at an event here.

Promoting 'a healthy sustainable future', the UN health agency engages young and young at heart to 'Walk the Talk'

New York, May 20 (IBNS): Celebrating the importance of fitness, on Sunday morning in the Swiss city of Geneva, the United Nations health agency kicked off its second “Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge”.