UN Secretary-General Condemns Attack Near Russian Embassy in Kabul
The secretary-general conveys his condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.
The secretary-general conveys his condolences to the families of the deceased and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured.
President of the Republic Armen Sarkissian sent a congratulatory message to Antonio Guterres on his re-election as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
The coronavirus pandemic has gotten out of hand and the number of its victims will soon surpass 1 mln, Antonio Guterres said. "Soon, we will pass the grimmest of milestones: 1 million lives lost to the virus. Meanwhile, the outbreak is out of control," he noted.
The assistance and access of the United Nations specialized agencies including and especially of the World Health Organization to the people residing in the conflict-affected areas is essential in this regard. Armenia is ready to provide all necessary conditions for unimpeded work of the relevant UN bodies in a status neutral manner.
“The lessons learned will be essential to effectively address similar challenges, as they may arise in the future. But now is not that time,” the UN leader continued in a statement.
According to Nebenzya, Russia did not support the resolution, because, at present, "there is no clear understanding that all the parties [to the Libyan conflict] are ready to implement this decision."
Haiti's current uprising grew in late August, with President Jovenel Moise reported to have siphoned off petrol funds during a national fuel shortage as the inflation rate reached over 17%.
On September 1 the Hizbullah movement destroyed an Israeli armored vehicle in the border area, Israel in retaliation attacked with more than 40 missiles the towns of Marun al Ras, Aitarun and Yarun, located in southern Lebanon.
The UN secretary-general also appealed for "maximum restraint" and urged India and Pakistan "to refrain from taking steps that could affect" the region's status.
Mr. Abelian is currently Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. Prior to assuming this position in 2016, he was Director of the Security Council Affairs Division in the Department of Political Affairs.
Britain requested the urgent meeting on Thursday, diplomats said, following the order from Khalifa Haftar, a key player opposed to the government in the capital.
The French presidency did not immediately schedule the meeting and diplomats said there would be a discussion at the council about the request.
Annan’s foundation issued a statement on his Twitter account on Saturday morning that described him as a "global statesman and deeply committed internationalist who fought throughout his life for a fairer and more peaceful world".
The US, UK and France had earlier indicated they are likely to resort to military action in response to the alleged chemical incident in Douma on Saturday. The Russian envoy once again called for the West to show restraint.
Guterres called for Washington and Moscow to re-establish lines of communication aimed at preventing any escalation of tensions.
One of the streets of Alapars village in Armenia’s Kotayk province is called Happiness Street.
The Sumgait massacre was widely condemned by the international community, including by the resolution of the European Parliament. Regrettably, the masterminds and perpetrators of this crime were not duly punished. As it happened many times in the human history, impunity opened the door for new atrocities, includ
The Honour Roll includes those member states that have paid their regular budget assessments in full within the 30 day due period specified in Financial Regulation.
''I hope and expect the United States won’t get the result it expects from there (the United nations) and the world will give a very good lesson to the United States,'' Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara.
Haley told countries – including European delegations – that she will report back to the US president with the names of those who support a draft resolution rejecting the US move at the UN general assembly on Thursday, adding that Trump took the issue personally.
Jeffrey Feltman, a former senior official of the U.S. State Department will meet with North Korea Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and Vice Minister Pak Myong Guk to discuss ''issues of mutual interest and concern''.
In honour of World Children's Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has coordinated a range of activities in over 130 countries that aim to give youth their own platform, helping to save their lives, fight for their rights and fulfil their potential – including children's global 'take-overs' and high-profile events.
It should be mentioned that this is not the first demarche of the United States and Israel against the organization. Thus, in 2011, when Palestine became a full member of UNESCO, Israel ceased its membership, and the United States - the transfer of its membership fees.
Although the United States and the leading European countries did not refer to Russia much, at the General Assembly there was much criticism of Moscow's policy. So, almost the whole speech of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko was devoted to Russia.
The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, told the Security Council after the vote: "We don't take pleasure in further strengthening sanctions today. We are not looking for war."
Russia and Thailand support UN’s central role in solving regional problems, and back peaceful ways of settling conflicts and crises based on the UN Charter.
The President appreciates China’s and Russia’s cooperation in securing passage of this resolution.
Despite major advances, an alarmingly high number of children under age five are still affected by malnutrition. In 2016, an estimated 155 million children under five years of age were stunted.
The main debtor is Venezuela, which will be able to take part in the vote, only by paying $ 24 million.
"At midnight, everything changes," he told a room full of UN staff.
The draft resolution condemns "human rights abuses, discriminatory measures and practices against the inhabitants of the Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars, but also Ukrainians and persons belonging to other ethnic and religious groups".
Given the Council's character, the appearance of a number of countries in it as a result of these elections, particularly Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq and China, raised a serious criticism by the international community, particularly the non-governmental human rights organizations, as these countries have traditionally been known as human rights violators.
Antonio Guterres is poised to be the ninth United Nations Secretary-General.
Sofia had warned it would reconsider its support for Bokova if she did come first or second in the last ballot.
The leaders of a number of countries delivered remarks.
In the provisional agenda of the 71st session of the UNGA identified 170 questions which are divided into six themed areas.
North Korea test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile on Wednesday which flew about 500 km in the direction of Japan, the latest in a series of launches by the isolated nation in defiance of UN resolutions.
Duterte denied that the government was responsible and said the deaths were not the work of the police and invited U.N. experts to investigate themselves.
For more than 70 years, UN Peacekeeping has proven to be a legitimate, reliable and effective tool in facilitating the transition from conflict to peace.
The secretary general said that more than 60 million people have become refugees because of violence or persecution, another 225 million have left their countries in search of better life. People leave home because of war, human rights violations, economic situation and natural disasters.
Governments must support the crucial role of families in all their diverse forms.
“In light of the current difficult situation in and around Ukraine, we fully recognize the need of ensuring the global jurisdiction, legitimacy and the International criminal court”, — said in a statement diplomats.
"Ban Ki-moon will stay in Armenia one day. He will also visit Georgia and Azerbaijan," she said.
Although the concrete dates of the meeting are not known, the trip is to be made shortly after the signing ceremony for the Paris Agreement convened by Ban Ki-moon on April 22.
Argentina’s foreign ministry said its waters have now been increased by 0.66 million square miles, which is an increase of 35%.
In its turn Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu accused Ban Ki-moon of giving a "tailwind to terror".
Those being held are predominantly women and children and come primarily from the Yezidi community, but a number are also from other ethnic and religious minority communities.
In 2016, we must put an end to the conflicts, which continue because of global disagreements, do much more to protect vulnerable groups, and to demonstrate that we are serious about preventing shocks that will come tomorrow.
The draft resolution is based on one that was first passed in 1999...
Last week, the Russian Defense Ministry provided tangible evidence that the oil produced by the IS goes to the territory of Turkey.
This is considered a flagrant violation of the principles of the U.N. Charter, and a violation of Iraqi territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state of Iraq.
UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura told Reuters that the talks are part of preparatory work "to better organize the future Vienna meetings."
This renewed push to extend British anti-ISIL activity in Syria comes despite opposition from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and the UK cross-party Foreign Affairs Committee.
Minister Nalbandian will participate in the session, and give a speech.
''Together, we must end the cycle of impunity and safeguard the right of journalists to speak truth to power,'' Ban Ki-moon said in the message.
In support of this document were 191 delegations, and only two against - the United States and Israel.
There were some proposals that the UN should initiate new sanctions against Iran. But as Al-Jazeera notes, the UN must receive the consent of all the members of the Security Council to start any investigation. Russia and China will hardly join the Western countries. And their request will probably stay on paper.
''We have looked into the facts and it now does appear that the missile launch that Iran conducted did violate U.N. Security Council resolutions,'' U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told.
The main reason for the failure of negotiations, according to the Palestinian leader, was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. "If Israel is a Jewish state, then no one should be surprised if Gaza faces The Islamic state," Abbas said.
In fact, if they have not so far been applied, it was simply a manifestation of the constructive position in the negotiation process. In this context, I should also mention that the constructive position of the Armenian side can in no way be compared with the position adopted by Azerbaijan.
"If the current situation comes out of control and the conflict enters into a large-scale military action, even those who pushed their interests, will lose. None of the parties will benefit, whether it is direct opponents, neighbors or mediators," Bekaryan said.
Mahmoud Abbas said that Palestine no longer considers itself bound by the agreements signed with Israel in the mid-nineties.
Lavrov will hold more than 50 meetings at various levels...
"The Secretary-General stressed that he is much concerned about the incident on the Temple Mount, and called on both sides to lower tensions and prevent escalation of the situation," the communiqué said.
Hundreds of migrants were involved in the clashes at the border between Hungary and Serbia, after Hungary closed its entire border with Serbia preventing migrants from entering the country or damaging the border fence.
Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN Yuriy Sergeyev on Wednesday wrote on his Twitter, that the initiative to deprive the permanent members of the Security Council from the right to veto when it comes to conflicts with a large number of victims, has already been supported by 67 of 193 UN Member States.
In their defense officials of Hungary noted that 20 police officers were injured as migrants tried to break through a gate, and a spokesman accused migrants of using children as "human shields."
An interesting fact is that at the initiative of Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan at the 70th session of the General Assembly the issue of granting an observer status to the Eurasian Economic Union in the UN General Assembly will also be discussed.
Taking into account the difficulties connected with receiving large numbers of refugees, Ban Ki-moon noted the European leaders on the need to "quickly find a common approach, which will equally distribute the responsibility" for the situation.
Ban Ki-moon called the illegal actions of peacekeepers "cancer of the UN." The Secretary General also stressed that the illegal actions of the peacekeepers are not committed only in the CAR.
Earlier in July, a draft resolution was submitted to the UN Security Council calling for the creation of an independent UN tribunal to identify and prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in the Donbass region on July 17, 2014.
The report also notes that there is a tendency of human aging. So the number of people aged over 60 in 2050 will increase by about half, for example, in Europe, the number of elderly residents will be 34%.
Russia is ready to continue assisting a thorough, independent and objective investigation of the causes and circumstances of the crash of the Malaysian plane in line with UNSC Resolution 2166 to ensure the finding of the perpetrators and their subsequent punishment.
The UN officials praised the service of peacekeeping units in Armenia as part of UNIFIL, stressing that the United Nations needs them in peacekeeping operations. The sides also discussed other issues of mutual interest.
It is still not clear who was guilty of the crash. Separatists of Donbass are the first ones to be suspected, and not only Kiev blames them, but also most of the western world. Separatists, in turn, blame Ukrainians for the tragedy, and this time Moscow shares their view.
It seems that the parties of the conflict in Yemen managed to reach an agreement to sign a conditional truce.
"The failure to adopt this resolution is a snub to the families of the victims and the survivors of Srebrenica. True reconciliation requires facing up to the realities of the past by all sides and determination to learn the lessons for the future.”
Today the "Blue helmets" have 16 operations in different parts of the world, the majority of them in Africa.
The 7.9 magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday costs 6,621 human life and 14,021 injured people.
Everyone was surprised that still alive people can be found under the ruins.
"At this moment, to be honest, I do not see any enthusiasm in Europe when it comes to sending a special peacekeeping mission in Ukraine. Although, the things could change,"- EU Council President Donald Tusk said.
Duduk the Armenian traditional musical instrument and its music is included in intangible heritage list of UNESCO since 2008.
"We achieved change and my policy will be focused on reaching a peace settlement,"- Mustafa Akinci told thousands of supporters at a victory rally on Sunday,-"This country cannot tolerate any more wasted time."
In 2011, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in which happiness was defined as a "fundamental human goal".