UN Affairs

South Sudan ‘heading towards lasting peace and stability’, UN General Assembly told

Through the cooperation of the leaders of South Sudan, First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that his country could become “a beacon of hope and peace”. 

Patriotism must have global dimension, says EU’s Donald Tusk

The suggestion by some earlier this week at the UN that there is an immanent conflict between patriotism and globalism “is false and dangerous, even if it has many followers and powerful propagators,” European Council President said on Thursday.

Mali President outlines achievements and challenges since 2015 peace deal

A 2015 peace deal for Mali has led to a “progressive return of trust between parties”, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday evening.

Libya facing ‘serious crisis’ fueled by outsiders bent on dividing the county, UN Assembly told

Libya is experiencing “a serious crisis because of negative foreign interference,” Faiez Mustafa Sarraj told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday evening.

At UN, Colombia’s Duque stands behind peace process, vows to stamp out narco-terrorists

Vowing to carry forward Colombia’s peace process, President Iván Duque outlined for delegations gathered for the UN General Assembly’s annual debate, his country’s efforts to disarm ex-combatants, protect the Amazon and root out drug traffickers and narco-terrorists.

UK’s Johnson warns of dystopian digital future, calls on UN to set global standards for emerging technologies

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday evening focused his address at the UN mainly on the looming threat of artificial intelligence run amok, but also made a brief reference to Brexit – comparing the process of the UK’s delayed departure from the European Union to classical Greek mythology.

At UN debate, Japan vows to back global push for inclusive quality education for all girls and women

If women were able to demonstrate their potential, “the world would sparkle that much more”, the Prime Minister of Japan said on Tuesday evening at the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate.   

At UN, France’s Macron says more ‘political courage’ is needed to face global challenges

Addressing world leaders at the UN General Assembly's annual high-level debate on Tuesday, French President Emmanuel Macron called for courage, and for politicians to take the risks needed to achieve real solutions to contemporary challenges.

Despite lagging in the Global Goals, Africa can meet the 2030 deadline: Rwandan President

Although some of the world’s fastest growing economies can be found in Africa, the continent is falling behind in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rwandan President Paul Kagame told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. 

Only international actions can settle the world’s ‘enormous and diverse cross-border challenges’, Qatar tells UN Assembly

In a world facing “enormous and diverse cross-border challenges”, the Emir of Qatar told the United Nations General Assembly’s high-level session on Tuesday that only international mechanisms can deter violators of international law, ensure sovereignty, prohibit land annexation and prevent armed conflicts through peaceful dispute resolution.