New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) New and old crises in the Middle East are being exacerbated by the lack of international consensus on the paths to assist the concerned parties in resolving them, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Oman told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, urging a "unified position" to tackle the regionâ€™s main challenges, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
New York, Oct 1 (IBNS) With winter fast approaching and the conflict in Syria showing no signs of abating, the United Nations humanitarian chief on Tuesday called for sustained pressure on the parties to ensure access to those in need of assistance as well as financial support to maintain vital aid operations.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) With Yemen pressing ahead after coming through a complex, United Nations-assisted transition, the countryâ€™s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jamal Abdullah Al-Sallal, told the General Assembly on Monday that continued international support would be needed, including a â€œstrong callâ€ from the UN Security Council against those seeking to undermine the political process.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The basis of a new sustainable development agenda must be poverty eradication, rooted in a strong foundation of human rights and recognition of rights, Uruguayâ€™s Foreign Minister on Monday told the United Nations General Assembly, calling for a greater focus on equality.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS): A group of independent United Nations human rights experts are calling on the Government and the Congress of Colombia to reconsider the possible adoption of a bill that aims to restructure and expand the scope of the jurisdiction of military courts.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Not enough attention is focused on the challenges of small island developing nations, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand on Monday told the annual United Nations General Assembly calling for greater efforts to share experiences and skills with the so-called SIDS regions.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Amid forced conscription, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, the human rights situation in Eritrea continues to remain â€œdire,â€ a United Nations independent expert warned, adding that a new Commission of Inquiry would help â€œpave the wayâ€ to accountability.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) In attempting to seal their borders, European nations are facing an â€œimpossibleâ€ task, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of migrants said on Monday, as he encouraged the European Union (EU) to identify new legal channels of migration in an effort to save lives.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) From the podium of the General Assembly on Monday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the world of the grave threat he said it faced from militant Islamâ€™s desire to dominate the planet, be they Sunni extremists or Iran, defended Israelâ€™s Gaza campaign as moral, and dubbed the United Nations Human Rights Council the â€œterrorist rights council.â€
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Afghanistan poses the most serious external challenge to Central Asia, Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev told the United Nations General Assembly, calling for a more proactive international contribution to strengthen regional law enforcement and to promote regional cooperation.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The Philippines took the General Assembly podium on Monday to accuse another Member State of embarking on expansionist territorial claims that violate its rights, and called on the United Nations to take speedy action to protect UN peacekeeping forces after Filipino troops were seized in the Golan Heights.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The Government of Mexico must "fully investigate, prosecute, and punish" all cases of extra-legal, arbitrary and summary executions, a United Nations independent human rights expert stressed on Monday, as he welcomed the countryâ€™s recent arrest of eight military personnel suspected in the extra-judicial killings of 22 unarmed criminals.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Addressing the General Assembly this afternoon, Liechtensteinâ€™s Foreign Minister, Aurelia Frick, said acts of aggression perpetrated against Ukraine and the illegal annexation of parts of its territory underline the need to enforce international law.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The top United Nations envoy to Libya called on Monday a historic day as the political dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis in the country got under way in the town of Ghadames.
New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) As the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants began carrying their slaughter in the Middle East, "they might have surprised many of the countries present here, but notâ€¦us," the Deputy Prime Minister of Syria told the United Nations General Assembly, underscoring on Monday that the time has come for the world to stand united and tackle the threat head-on.