Tag: World Government

North Korea seeks again legal forum to clarify UN sanctions

UNITED NATIONS –  North Korea is again asking U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to organize an international forum of legal experts to clarify the legality of increasingly tough Security Council sanctions, which it says are erasing its people’s “right of existence.”North Korea’s U.N. Mission said in a statement Monday that the intensified sanctions resolutions violate the […]

U.N. demands Syria ceasefire as air strikes pound rebel areas

The United Nations called on Tuesday for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Syria of at least a month, as heavy air strikes were reported to have killed scores of people in the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus.Separately, U.N. war crimes experts said they were investigating several reports of bombs allegedly containing chlorine gas being […]

Donald Trump: It’s Not About Globalism in Davos; It’s About Business

President Donald Trump defended his decision to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, arguing that it was about attracting business investment in the United States.“When I decided to come to Davos, I didn’t think in terms of elitist or globalist. I thought in terms of lots of people that want to invest lots of money,” […]

UN chief outlines reforms that ‘put Member States in driver’s seat’ on road to sustainable development

22 January 2018 – Sustainable development is a fundamental human right and humanity’s best chance for a future of peace and prosperity, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, laying out the case for Agenda 2030 to be at the centre of UN activities.Mr. Guterres underscored that to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development […]

APNewsBreak: US set to cut UN money for Palestinian refugees

The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials.President Donald Trump hasn’t made a final decision, but appears […]

Arab League to Back Palestinian Bid For Full Membership Status At U.N.

Backed by the Arab League, the Palestinian leadership is going ahead with its plan to seek recognition as a full member state in the United Nations in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said.“We will confront the decision by seeking a [UN] resolution, an international […]

UN Security Council welcomes new members with flag ceremony

The United Nations Security Council has six new members: Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Peru and Poland.Their flags were installed outside the council chambers Tuesday in a ceremony arranged by Kazakhstan’s ambassador, Kairat Umarov. His country currently holds the council presidency.The 15-member council is the U.N.’s most powerful body. China, France, Russia, the […]

Could Israel still withdraw from UNESCO in 2018?

On Thursday, Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Carmel Shama Hacohen, arrived with a delegation from the Israeli embassy to UNESCO headquarters and asked the security personnel to submit Israel’s withdrawal letter.The security guards initially explained to Shama Hacohen that, despite their desire to help, they are not permitted to sign for incoming mail or receive documents. […]

PA requests membership in 18 UN conventions

The Palestinians will be submitting a request today (Thursday) to the UN Secretary General to join 18 UN international conventions as part of the Palestinian Authority’s battle to enhance its status within the international organization. In the past, Palestinian officials agreed with US President Donald Trump’s administration that they would avoid such measures while attempting […]

Rise in populism threatens European democracy, warns Tony Blair think tank

Europe has seen a surge in support for “populist” political parties which threatens to destabilise democracy across the continent, a report by Tony Blair’s think tank has warned. The survey by the former Prime Minister’s Institute for Global Change found the share of the vote taken by populist parties from both right and left has almost […]