UN General Assembly

Security Council nominates António Guterres as the new UN chief

The former Prime Minister of Portugal António Guterres has been nominated as  the next United Nations Secretary-General…in what was described as an “important show of unity” by the Security Council.

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“Faint” voices of migrants “need to be heard more” in the UN

The “faint” voices of migrants will be heard much more loudly “in UN circles” thanks to the inclusion of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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“Moral impact” of migrant issue on Monaco

The migrant and refugee crisis in Europe has had a strong “moral impact’ on the tiny Principality of Monaco according to Minister of State, Serge Telle.

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Stop polluting the planet, urges head of UN environment programme

People need to be much kinder to the planet and to each other, the head of the UN Environment Programme has urged.

Erik Stolheim made the remarks on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly debate.

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“Less refugees” if Indigenous land rights were respected

There would be “less refugees” and less environmental damage throughout the world if UN Member States properly respected the historic land rights of indigenous peoples.

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Member States have not supported UN sufficiently

The UN has not received the right support from its Member States and the Security Council over the last year to adequately fulfil its role in creating peace across the world.

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“Political will” in “short supply” for Responsibility to Protect

The “political will” to protect vulnerable people from so-called “atrocity crimes” has been in “short supply” especially when it comes to UN Security Council taking action.

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Eight countries holding the world “hostage” over nuclear treaty

Eight countries which have so far failed to ratify a Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty are holding the international community “hostage”.

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Concerns over “huge growth” in private military contractors

Countries are increasingly turning over their military operations to private military and security firms, which has raised the concern of international human rights experts.

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“Stigma and discrimination” surrounding AIDS continues says Princess

It’s “terrible” that “stigma and discrimination” surrounding HIV and AIDS continue in many parts of the world in 2016.

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