Tag: United Nations

Upcoming UN climate change summit in Bonn “most important” since Paris climate

BERLIN, July 14 (Xinhua) — The German government is placing high hopes in the UN global climate conference to be held in Bonn later this year, describing the event as the “most important climate conference since Paris” on Friday. Jochen Flasbarth, German secretary of state for the environment, said that the United States’ decision to […]

Israel slashes millions from UN budget

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, has reduced the United Nations (UN) membership fees that his country contributes by $10m (£7.75m). His decision comes after the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided to list the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank as an endangered Palestinian world heritage site – a move that […]

Nuclear powers rebuked as 122 nations adopt U.N. ban

While Friday’s meeting between the leaders of the two biggest nuclear powers drew world attention, representatives from 122 other countries did something truly historic that barely registered a blip: They negotiated the first-ever treaty outlawing atomic bombs.   The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, passed at the United Nations by a vote of […]

Top Israel and UN officers spar in front of Nikki Haley

Israel’s deputy chief of staff, Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, and the commander of the UN peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon reportedly got into a heated argument while giving a tour of the tense border to visiting US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday. According to a Channel 2 news report Sunday, Haley […]

Israel demands UN response following Gaza tunnel discovery

Israel on Friday called on the UN to “strongly and unequivocally condemn Hamas” and formally classify the group a “terrorist organization” following the discovery of a tunnel that runs beneath two UN Relief and Works Agency schools in the Gaza Strip.In a letter to the president of the Security Council, Ambassador to the UN Danny […]

Israeli, American Jewish Leaders Slam UN Secretary-General For ‘Occupation’ Statement

The secretary-general of the United Nations was roundly condemned Tuesday by both Jewish-American and Israeli leaders for a statement slamming the ongoing “occupation” of Palestinian territories. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War, António Guterres issued a statement saying that the 1967 defensive war “resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, […]

UN human rights chief calls for end to Israel’s occupation of Palestine

The UN’s top human rights official has marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories by calling for its quick end, insisting that such an outcome would benefit both sides. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the Jordanian prince and UN high commissioner for human rights, echoed the strong language of the UN secretary general, […]

Nikki Haley Grills U.N. Human Rights Council on Venezuela, ‘Chronic’ Anti-Israel Bias

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made a sharp speech at the U.N.’s Human Rights Council on Tuesday, calling on the body to fix its “chronic” anti-Israel bias and calling on Venezuela to step down from the Council if it will not end its human rights abuses. In her address to the Council […]

US poised to withdraw from UN Human Rights Council unless ‘anti-Israel bias’ is removed

The United States is expected to signal that it might withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council unless reforms are ushered in including the removal of what it sees as an “anti-Israel bias”, diplomats and activists said. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, who holds cabinet rank in President Donald Trump’s administration, said last […]

UN report: Israel is ‘key cause’ of Palestinian suffering

Israel’s occupation in the West Bank and the blockade of Gaza are the primary cause for Palestinian “humanitarian needs,” according to a UN report released Wednesday. Published in English, Hebrew and Arabic by the Palestinian branch of the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the report — titled “Fragmented Lives” — bills […]