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New allegation of sexual abuse surfaces at UN mission in Central African Republic

11 October 2017
United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.

UN chief proposes $5.4 billion budget for 2018-2019 biennium

11 October 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today presented the Organization’s proposed programme budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, amounting to just under $5.4 billion, to the UN General Assembly’s main administrative and budget committee.

International Media Seminar discusses objectivity, role of social, traditional media in covering Israel-Palestine conflict

6 October 2017
Journalists, diplomats, academics and civil society representatives shared their views on the status of the Israel-Palestine conflict, ways to end the occupation – now in its fiftieth year – and media coverage of those efforts, during the 2017 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, co organized by the United Nations and held in Vienna from 5 to 6 October.

New UN Day honours unsung heroes who ensure diplomats are ‘on the same page’

29 September 2017
Recognizing the unsung heroes behind international diplomacy, the United Nations is celebrating – for the first time – International Translation Day, paying tribute to the work of the language professionals who play a vital role in facilitating dialogue and understanding among peoples and nations.

FEATURE: See what happened when the world came together at the UN

28 September 2017
Every year in September, world leaders gather at the United Nations in New York for the General Assembly’s annual high-level session. The diplomatic confab draws veteran politicians as well as new faces from all corners of the globe in what is always an interesting and intense week for all involved. Also in attendance are representatives from civil society, academia, the private sector, the media, and the arts and entertainment worlds.

Uruguay joins other nations addressing General Assembly in calling for stronger, more flexible UN

25 September 2017
In his speech to the General Assembly’s annual general debate, Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Foreign Minister of Uruguay, said strengthened international coordination bodies are needed more than ever, urging respect for the principle of sovereignty.

With annual general debate over, time has come for action, UN Assembly President says

25 September 2017
The United Nations General Assembly wrapped up its 72nd annual general debate today, with its President underscoring prevention of conflicts before they break out, support for UN peacekeeping, sustainable development, and respect for human rights and gender equality among the major priorities raised by the 196 Heads of State, Government and delegations

In UN Assembly address, Angola emphasises its ‘decisive’ role in multilateralism

25 September 2017
Underscoring the importance of multilateralism in solving global tensions, Angola told the United Nations General Assembly about its strong engagement and “decisive” role in restoring peace and security in the region, with its commitment for economic development and democratic society

Timor-Leste is vivid example of what UN can do in peacebuilding, Assembly debate told

25 September 2017
Timor-Leste, a country which the United Nations shepherded to independence from Indonesia 15 years ago, stands as a shining example of what the world Organization can achieve in establishing peace and stability, the country’s president told the General Assembly today.

United Nations ‘backbone’ of global order, stresses Norway at Assembly

25 September 2017
Underscoring that the “unprecedented” progress achieved by human kind over the last decades cannot be taken for granted, Norway called for continued international cooperation to safeguard the achievements and to ensure that they remain sustainable

New Zealand, at General Assembly, urges reformed UN to ‘do better’ to solve global problems

25 September 2017
The United Nations is crucial to tackling the plethora of problems confronting the world – from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear programme to global development and climate change – but it can and must do better, New Zealand told the General Assembly’s 72nd annual general debate today

At General Assembly, Mozambique calls for reformed UN, greater aid from wealthy States

25 September 2017
Only a reformed United Nations and a greater commitment from wealthier countries to help the developing world can confront “the overwhelming challenges of our times,” Mozambique told the General Assembly on the last day of its 72nd annual general debate today

Allow people to be ‘dignified agents of their own destiny,’ Holy See tells UN debate

25 September 2017
The Observer of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary of Relations with States, speaking on the final day of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate praised this year’s theme – ‘Focusing on People: Striving for peace and a decent life on a sustainable planet’– saying that Pope Francis “never tires of insisting on people first, especially those who suffer, those who are excluded, marginalized and left behind.”

National sovereignty and non-interference must be respected within UN, Burundi tells Assembly

23 September 2017
Mounting the podium of the General Assembly, Burundi today stressed the importance of national sovereignty within the United Nations.

Maldives at UN Assembly calls for stronger UN to tackle global crises

23 September 2017
A stronger United Nations is more than ever needed to address the multiple crises facing the world, the Maldives to the General Assembly’s 72nd annual general debate today.

Netanyahu, at General Assembly, denounces ‘absurdities,’ anti-Semitism in UN decisions

19 September 2017
Citing “a great revolution in Israel’s standing” in the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today denounced the “absurdities” and “global ant-Semitism” in United Nations decisions on Israel and warned Iran of the “mortal peril” it faced in threatening to annihilate his country.

World must unite in fight against terrorism, Qatar urges leaders at UN Assembly

19 September 2017
Underscoring that extremism and terrorism remain the most serious challenges confronting the world, the Amir of Qatar called on leaders to take concerted action against terrorist organizations and their extremist ideologies to maintain global security and stability.

At UN Assembly, Turkey calls on world to fulfil aid pledges for hosting Syrian refugees

19 September 2017
Stressing that his country has spent over $30 billion to care for more than three million Syrians and 200,000 Iraqis fleeing war in their own homelands, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call on the world to fulfil its pledges of aid to conflict torn countries.

No one country can resolve global challenges single-handedly, Zambia stresses at UN Assembly

19 September 2017
Reaffirming Zambia’s commitment to international cooperation to address the challenges facing the planet, the country’s President today called on world leaders to come together and act boldly for the sake of the shared future.

‘To each his own’ not a viable alternative in a world facing shared challenges, Swiss President says

19 September 2017
With the world facing complex challenges such as climate change, humanitarian disasters and migration, all spanning geographical borders and requiring collective efforts to effectively address, the President of Switzerland told delegations in the General Assembly today that a strong multilateral system centered on a strong United Nations must be established.