UN General Assembly

Ivorian migrants confirm existence of Libya's migrant slave markets

Ivorian migrants returning from Lybian detention centres have confirmed the sale of slaves in the North African country.<p>A total of 155 returned to Abidjan on Monday night, each with a tale to tell.<p>Trying to make their way to a new life in Europe, they were often abused by smugglers and blocked by …

Burkina Faso

How UK lost International Court of Justice place to India

<b>The International Court of Justice is the principal legal body of the United Nations. It is based in The Hague and its job is to settle disputes between states.</b><p>Lots of its work is highly technical and not exactly the stuff of the front pages. And let's be honest, many people would probably not have …

International Court of Justice

Herculean effort behind ICJ win: MEA reached out to 175 countries, Swaraj spoke to 60 of her counterparts

Intense efforts were made since June when India announced Judge Dalveer Bhandari's name for the International Court of Justice and support was sought …

India News

US arrests two Chinese oil company reps in Africa bribery scheme

US officials announced Monday that former Senegalese top diplomat Cheikh Gadio and Hong Kong’s Patrick Chi Ping Ho sent huge bribes to high-level …

China

How India’s 3-way plan led to Dalveer Bhandari’s win at the ICJ

Early on Tuesday, minutes before the UN was to vote on the election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at 1.30am, external affairs minister …

India

P-5 Privileges Breached as Britain Blinks and Indian Judge is Elected to International Court of Justice

The UK withdraws its candidate, leaving the field clear for Dalveer Bhandari, who had the overwhelming support of the UN General Assembly.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> …

India

Libya: UN chief 'Horrified' at Buying and Selling of African Migrants

Migrants in Libya<p>Expressing horror at news reports and videos showing African migrants in Libya allegedly being sold as slaves, United Nations …

António Guterres

MFA: No state could take unilateral economic measures to achieve submission of another nation in carrying out its sovereign rights

<b>AKIPRESS.COM</b> - Starting from October 10, 2017 Kazakhstan introduced artificial barriers for free movement of humans, transport and cargo, Permanent …

Kyrgyzstan

Britain’s defeat at ICJ election a ‘humiliating blow’: UK media

Justice Dalveer Bhandari’s victory over Britain’s candidate in the world court is a “humiliating blow” for the UK, the media said on Tuesday, even as …

Brexit

Indian troops martyr three more youth in Kupwara district

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops , in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Kupwara district on Tuesday, …

Pakistan

Liberal government backs bill that demands full implementation of UN Indigenous rights declaration

Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould says the Liberal government will back a bill that calls for the full implementation of the United Nations …

Canadian News

Raúl Castro: Will he stay in power in Cuba or retire?

Cuban leader Raúl Castro’s successor will face a perfect storm of challenges starting with blustery winds coming from President Donald Trump’s White …

Cuba

Is Britain losing its prestige as well as its ICJ seat?

Description The International Court of Justice is located in The HagueCredits Photo credit CONTINENTAL/AFP/Getty ImagesAlt Text The International …

Brexit

Politics won out over international law in recent UN elections

For the first time in the court’s history, the UK will not have a judge sitting at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Christopher Greenwood, …

António Guterres

Aerial view of St. Maarten destruction from Irma

Coral Springs senior Chamoya Buchanan’s first try-out shot earlier this fall clanged off the left goalpost, and her next boot collided with the …

Hurricane Irma

UK loses its seat at International Court of Justice for first time after candidate withdrawn

ES News Email<p>The UK is set to lose its seat at the International Court of Justice for the first time in the UN body’s 71-year history.<p>The government …

International Court of Justice

Russia is Vying for Power in the South Pacific

At the APEC Ministerial Meeting in the Vietnamese city of Da Nang earlier this month, Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov met with some of his regional counterparts from the region. In doing so he highlighted the significance and nature of Russia’s role in the Asia-Pacific, and in the South …

Russia

Commentary: Nothing but an impasse and lip service left for the plight of the Rohingya

NEW DELHI: On Thursday (Nov 16), the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee adopted a resolution urging Myanmar authorities to end its military …

Asia

Celebration of Universal Children’s Day

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, …

Chad

Takyiwa Danso: the focus on diversity should be less of a box-ticking exercise and more of a box-breaking movement

<i>Titled Figures of Speech, Almeida Theatre’s new digital film project spotlights Young Leaders – people aged sixteen to 25 who have something vital to</i> …

Why Children’s Day is in May, June and today and which is right

Since 1954, November 20 each year has marked the United Nations Universal Children’s Day and today the celebration is highlighted by a Google …

South-east Asia

Sustainable Development in the European Union — Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context

Sustainable development is firmly anchored in the European Treaties and has been at the heart of European policy for a long time. The 2030 Agenda for …

Sustainability

Cuba flights getting scarcer, but MIA still the premiere gateway to get there

It’s getting harder to find flights to Cuba with U.S. airlines dropping out of the market as demand softens, but Miami International Airport is …

Cuba

Why we need Children's Day 2017 more than ever

Google has released a Doodle to mark Children's Day 2017 alongside UNICEF's #KidsTakeOver campaign<p>:Some 63 years since the first official Universal …

Rights & Freedoms

Children in Pakistan on Universal Children's Day

A child walks outside his makeshift home on the outskirts of Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Nov. 19, 2017. Universal Children's Day, which falls on Nov. 20 …

News (China)

Palestine moves to cut all communication with US

Palestine has threatened to cut off “all communication” with the US over its warning to close the Washington offices of the Palestine Liberation …

Palestinian Authority

The agony and joy of being gay in Africa

At an international conference on Black portraiture, imagery and depiction in Johannesburg, South Africa last November, I gave a presentation about the state of LGBT rights across the African continent. I told participants that I’d just come from New York, where, at the UN, the African bloc had …

Big Ideas

10 quotes to celebrate Children's Day

Source<p>Today is the 63rd annual United Nations’ Universal Children’s day, which aims to promote international togetherness and awareness among …

News (South Africa)

‘Lethal poison’ of Takfirism born in Saudi Arabia, says Iran

<b>A senior Iranian diplomat at the United Nations (UN) says Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of the dangerous ideology known as Takfirism, which is</b> …

Middle East

‘Philippines should have abstained from Rohingya vote’

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Ambassador to the United Nations Teodoro Locsin Jr.

Rakhine State