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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.

As UN turns 75, multilateral milestones show successes and ‘how much remains to be done’ – Kagame

New York: In a virtual address to the UN General Assembly’s annual general debate, the President of Rwanda on Tuesday noted that while milestones on gender, climate and development have demonstrated the achievements of multilateral action, they also serve to remind “how much remains to be done”.

Pandemic has exposed need for better cooperation mechanisms in crisis situations, Colombian President tells UN

New York: Facing the coronavirus pandemic, the global community is at an inflection point, which should spur fresh thinking about broader international cooperation and way to ensure a sustainable and fair future for all, Iván Duque, the President of Colombia told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

COVID-19 pandemic should be ‘shock’ to UN, revive multilateral order, France’s Macron tells world leaders

New York: The coronavirus pandemic requires cooperation between nations and should serve as an “electric shock” to wake up the United Nations, French President Emmanuel Macron stressed on Tuesday during the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate, held virtually this year.

Global Times Editorial: Taiwan responds to China's warning

Taipei: Taiwan recently responded to China's threat to 'set off war' after Beijing was recently irked by the visit of a US State Department official to the region.

Biden praises Indian-Americans for their contribution to US, exhibits interest in Indo-Pacific region

Washington, Sep 23 (UNI) Democratic presidential candidate and US former vice-president Joe Biden has appreciated Indian-American community for its hard work and entrepreneurship for boosting the economic growth of the country and said that his administration would address the concerns regarding H-1B visa and the legal immigrants.

Sign of the times: COVID-19 response and recovery must be accessible says Guterres

New York: This year’s International Day of Sign Languages is being commemorated in the midst of a pandemic that has “disrupted and upended lives everywhere”, including those of the deaf community, the UN chief said on Wednesday.

Iran not a ‘bargaining chip’, President Rouhani tells world leaders at UN

New York: Iran is not a “bargaining chip” to be factored into elections and domestic policy in the United States, the country’s President, Hassan Rouhani has said, stressing that the overall era of dominance and hegemony by a few world powers is “long over.”

Republic of Korea stresses support for developing nations during COVID-19

New York: The President of the Republic of Korea has signaled his country’s support to developing nations during the COVID-19 pandemic, which includes ensuring they have equitable access to any vaccines against the deadly new coronavirus.  

South African President warns pandemic has set back African development

New York: Despite the continent-wide approach taken by African countries to combat COVID-19, the pandemic has set back their development aspirations, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

‘Joint action’ indispensable in addressing global challenges: Emir of Qatar

New York: As the world enters the threshold of the century’s third decade, it continues to face “emerging and unprecedented challenges”, Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, told the opening session of the UN High-level General Debate on Tuesday.

Myanmar: Mounting child death toll during Rakhine village assaults must end, urges rights expert

New York: The assaults by security forces in Myanmar on villages in Rakhine state “need to stop”, and a ceasefire should be declared immediately, said the UN independent rights expert on the situation across the country on Tuesday.

At UN General Assembly, Philippines’ Duterte denounces groups ‘weaponizing’ human rights

New York: While every country has its own strategy to fight coronavirus, the world needs coordinated international efforts and a common purpose to end the crisis, the President of the Philippines said on Tuesday, underlining the importance of universal access to anti-COVID-19 technologies in the recovery from global pandemic. 

Look at both ‘full and empty parts’ of global glass, Turkey urges Member States

New York: Speaking on the first day of the UN High-level General Debate, the President of Turkey stressed the need to “accurately and sincerely evaluate” what is happening in the world today.

Unlike neoliberalism, coronavirus does not favour ‘richest one per cent’, Cuban President tells world leaders

New York: Faced with a global pandemic that has infected millions, killed thousands, forced borders to close, upended economies, and drastically changed lives, the world today needs the United Nations today as much as it did 75 years ago, the President of Cuba underlined on Tuesday.