UN General Assembly

Iran: US President Tried to Meet Rouhani 8 Times at UN

US President Donald Trump has asked eight times for a meeting with his Iranian counterpart on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in …

South Asia

Palestinians slam nation-state law as ‘racism, apartheid’

The Palestinian Authority's Information Ministry in Ramallah said that the nation-state law is a declaration of war on the Palestinians’ land, …

Israel

Iran indicates talks with US on nuclear program unlikely

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's chief of staff claims the president rejected eight requests from President Donald Trump last year for one-on-one talks.<p>It's the latest comment from Tehran suggesting Iran isn't prepared to embark on bilateral negotiations with Washington.<p>Trump …

Donald Trump

UN marks 100 years since Mandela’s birth with a vow to continue struggle for equality

Taking stock of his “vast” legacy for mankind, the United Nations will mark 100 years since the birth of the late anti-Apartheid activist, Nelson …

Nelson Mandela

Canada Will Welcome Women Foreign Ministers of the World in First-Ever Summit

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>Gender discriminatory cultural attitudes hold half the world’s population back. But while such inequitable roles and</i> …

Foreign Policy

Seoul does not rule out Trump, Kim, Moon meeting

london/Seoul, July 19 (IANS) South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has not ruled out the possibility of a trilateral summit between the …

North Korea

UNA-USA and U.S. Department of State Announce 2018-19 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State, is pleased to announce the selection of Michael Scott Peters of Utah as the 2018-2019 U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. Mr. Peters was …

United Nations

President Trump Wants Peace for “Vicious and Violent” Africa

With his highly critical comments about NATO, the European Union, and the heads of government and chiefs of state of traditional allies, along with …

Donald Trump

Guterres calls on world to draw inspiration from Mandela

United Nations, July 19 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called on the world to draw inspiration from former South African …

Nelson Mandela

Trump Sought Repeatedly To Meet With Iran's Rohani Last Year, Aide Says

Iranian President Hassan Rohani's chief of staff is claiming that U.S. President Donald Trump repeatedly asked to meet with Rohani during his visit …

South Asia

United Nations elects Iceland to replace US on Human Rights Council

Iceland was nominated by the group of Western nations and received 172 votes Friday while France received one, sparking laughter in the assembly …

Human Rights

Nelson Mandela International Day :: 2018 Events

2018 — The Nelson Mandela Centenary<br>#MandelaDay #Mandela100<p>Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela. …

Nelson Mandela

UN reaches deal on Global Compact for Migration

<b>The UN General Assembly has agreed on a deal to better manage the international flow of migrants and protect human rights. Diplomats from every country except the United States negotiated as global tensions on the issue continue to cause political upheaval and harsh anti-immigrant sentiment.</b><p>Known …

News

Formal talks on global refugee compact conclude with strong and broad agreement

Efforts to strengthen the response to refugees passed an important milestone this week.

Refugees

Chinese state councilor meets UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with President of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak in …

China

UNESCO consults Member States and Associate Members on future of Education for Sustainable Development

Which direction should governments and UNESCO take in promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) after the end of the Global Action …

Sustainability

The UN human rights council never imagined anyone would quit

Elections for the Human Rights Council are usually held on a three-year basis, but the United States was only about halfway through its term when the …

Rights & Freedoms

PM Modi Marks International Yoga Day With 50,000 People

The UN unanimously adopted 21 June as International Day of Yoga after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the UN General Assembly on 27 …

Health (India)

China says disappointed about US exit from UNHRC

China is disappointed that the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said …

Human Rights

China 'disappointed' with US move to quit UN human rights body

By PTI<p>BEIJING: China today said it is "disappointed" with the US decision to withdraw from the UN human rights body.<p>US Permanent Representative to …

Human Rights

U.S. seat on Human Rights Council to be filled by member from same region: UN General Assembly

UNITED NATIONS, June 20 (Xinhua) -- The vacant seat on the UN Human Rights Council left by the United States will be filled by a member from the same …

News (China)

China says disappointed about US exit from UN human rights body

China is disappointed that the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said …

Human Rights

China regrets that US quit UN Human Rights Council

China expressed regret on Wednesday regarding the US decision to quit the United Nations Human Rights Council.<p>China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng …

Human Rights

China says disappointed about U.S. exit from UN human rights body - Xinhua

BEIJING, June 20 (Xinhua) -- China is disappointed that the United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council, a Foreign …

Human Rights

UN General Assembly condemns Israel

<b>These are the headlines we are tracking for you in this episode of On the News Line:</b><p><b>UNGA condemns Israel</b><p>The UN General Assembly has voted …

Israel

UN votes against Israel aggression, in ‘major defeat for US’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has hailed the recent United Nations vote on recognising Israel’s use of excessive force against Palestinians …

#WithRefugees - World Refugee Day

<b>Each day war forces thousands of families to flee their homes.</b> <b><br>People like you, people like me.</b><p>To escape the violence, they leave everything behind – …

UNHCR

The big news: Mob lynches two men in Jharkhand on suspicion of cattle theft, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: The UN General Assembly condemned Israeli violence at Gaza border, and a soldier, two militants were killed in a gunfight in J&K.<p>A …

India News

UNGA adopts resolution on protection of Palestinian civilians

UNITED NATIONS, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution that urges protection of Palestinian civilians.<p>The …

Israel

Chief Mandla Mandela calls on SA to back UN vote to protect Palestinians | Cape Argus

Cape Town - The Royal House of Mandela has called on Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu and the South African …

South Africa