Tag: United Nations

UN Secretary-General Outlines UN Priorities for 2019

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged Member States to do their best to make September 2019 a defining moment for stopping runaway climate change, achieving the SDGs and building a fair globalization. Addressing the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in a briefing at the start of 2019, Guterres reflected on the UN’s achievements in 2018, and outlined […]

UN chief Guterres wins Charlemagne Prize

Former Portuguese prime minister to be honored for being ‘an outstanding advocate for the European model of society.’ U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres will receive the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for his services to European values. The award’s board of directors announced the winner Tuesday, saying it is recognition of Guterres’ “dedication to a revitalization and consolidation of multilateral […]

UN to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week

The United Nations (UN) will mark the World Interfaith Harmony Week which is an annual event observed during the first week of February, according to the official website of the Organization. World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly’s resolution adopted on 20 October 2010. In the document, the General Assembly, points out […]

Abbas Chairs Group at UN

In New York, Abbas said the United Nations must provide the Palestinians with an international protection force, he remarked on Monday. The global community must band together to combat terrorism, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday as he took over the chairmanship of the United Nations Group of 77 and China, the organization’s […]

UN chief backs 2-state solution

The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and stressed again that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the only path to peace. Guterres’ strong backing for an independent Palestinian state came ahead of the release of a long-awaited U.S. plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace and Israeli elections […]

China passes Japan to become UN’s No. 2 contributor

Beijing’s gain could prove Tokyo’s loss in terms of clout China will become the second-largest monetary sponsor of the United Nations, behind only the U.S., under newly adopted contribution plans, knocking Japan from a spot it has held since the 1980s. The General Assembly on Saturday adopted a resolution increasing the Chinese contribution to 12.005% for […]

Trump Exits UN “Postal Union”

Citing outrageous subsidies for Communist China that harm American producers, the Trump administration announced that the U.S. government would be withdrawing from the United Nations Universal Postal Union (UPU). If the organization refuses to end the scam whereby Chinese shippers can ship their goods to the United States from China cheaper than American firms can […]

Why U.N. climate report cannot be trusted

The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released “Global Warming of 1.5 C,” dubbed SR15, an IPCC special report last week, claiming that, unless governments virtually eliminate human production of carbon dioxide (CO2), we are headed toward a climate catastrophe. The UK’s The Guardian reported that the report authors say, “urgent and unprecedented changes […]

U.S. Announces Its Withdrawal From U.N. Human Rights Council

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks Tuesday at the Department of State in Washington, D.C. After more than a year of complaints and warnings — some subtle and others a little less so — the Trump administration has announced that the United States is withdrawing from […]

Thailand Endorses Call to Make UN More Effective

“The United Nations needs to adapt to meet the challenges of the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) environment to fulfil its noble mission of peace and security, development, and human rights,” he said on the last day of speeches by delegation leaders to the Assembly’s annual debate, which has seen scores of presidents and […]