UN chief proposes ‘sweeping’ management reform to budget committee

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday proposed sweeping management reform to Member States in the General Assembly’s main administrative and budgetary body, including the adoption of an annual budget cycle, the granting of the power for him to redeploy resources within the approved budget, and the elimination of duplicate functions currently undertaken by different departments.

General Assembly, Security Council fill final vacancy on ‘World Court’

The General Assembly and the Security Council today elected the fifth judge to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concluding the 2017 elections to the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

Four judges elected to International Court of Justice

The General Assembly and Security Council on Thursday elected four judges from an initial pool of six candidates to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

In UN Assembly address, Bahrain focuses on regional crises, sustainable development

Adressing the United Nations General Assembly today, Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Foreign Minister of Bahrain, stressed the role of environment in sustainable development and the importance of joint action to address climate change in the hope that the climate conference in Paris would reach a binding and ambitious agreement, particularly on repercussions to small island developing States.

General Assembly elects former Danish Foreign Minister as President of 70th session

The United Nations General Assembly has elected by acclamation Mogens Lykketoft of Denmark as President of its upcoming 70th session.

FEATURE: From behind lens, UN camera crew brings world body’s story to life

It’s that time of year when thrilling images of the United Nations General Assembly in action – high-level meetings and a host of special events featuring the world’s political and diplomatic elite – blanket the world media, side-by-side with reports of the who, what, when and where of the moment.

FEATURE: UN Security bolsters freedom for diplomacy in New York, around the world

There is more to UN Security than the dashing blue uniforms seen patrolling the gates of the diplomatic centre of the world: UN Headquarters in New York.

Assembly chief calls for constructive spirit as UN committees begin work

As work begins in the six main committees of the General Assembly, the President of the 193-member body urged all Member States to participate fully and constructively to address global challenges and advance the objectives of the United Nations.

Ban urges global leaders gathered at UN to 'shape the world of tomorrow'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders at the UN today for the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate that they face critical choices on global issues to ensure the well-being of future generations.

Assembly President calls for strengthened powers in interests of democracy

General Assembly President Ali Treki wrapped up his year in office today with the same plea with which he began it – that the 192-member body be given more power beyond its current authority to issue non-binding resolutions.