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Oman Minister, in Assembly address, urges 'unified position' on Mid-east crises

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 region’s main challenges, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

UN official urges sustained pressure on parties to Syria conflict to ensure aid access

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.

In speech to UN Assembly, Yemen’s Minister highlights political transition, urges ongoing support

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) With Yemen pressing ahead after coming through a complex, United Nations-assisted transition, the country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jamal Abdullah Al-Sallal, told the General Assembly on Monday that continued international support would be needed, including a “strong call” from the UN Security Council against those seeking to undermine the political process.

Uruguay urges rooting new sustainable development agenda in human rights

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, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister on Monday told the United Nations General Assembly, calling for a greater focus on equality.

Colombian bill on military criminal justice 'major setback' for human rights, say experts

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 Zealand, in UN address, voices support for small island developing nations

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.

Eritrea: UN expert to investigate pervasive rights abuses as part of 'historic' inquiry

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Amid forced conscription, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, the human rights situation in Eritrea continues to remain “dire,” a United Nations independent expert warned, adding that a new Commission of Inquiry would help “pave the way” to accountability.

UN expert urges European nations to rethink policies as migration-related deaths rise

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) In attempting to seal their borders, European nations are facing an “impossible” 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.

In Assembly speech, Israel's Netanyahu warns against ‘militant Islam’; denounces UN rights council

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 Islam’s desire to dominate the planet, be they Sunni extremists or Iran, defended Israel’s Gaza campaign as moral, and dubbed the United Nations Human Rights Council the “terrorist rights council.”

Kyrgyz official warns UN Assembly of international dangers from unstable Afghanistan

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.

At UN Assembly, Philippines decries expansionist territorial claims in region

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.

Perpetrators of extra-judicial killings in Mexico must be brought to justice – UN expert

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 country’s recent arrest of eight military personnel suspected in the extra-judicial killings of 22 unarmed criminals.

European leaders tell UN 'collective sense of purpose' needed to maintain peace, security

New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Addressing the General Assembly this afternoon, Liechtenstein’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.

Libya: UN envoy hails start of political dialogue aimed at resolving ongoing crisis

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.

Victims of ISIL brutality 'waiting on us to act', Syrian leader tells UN Assembly

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 not…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.