United Nations

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 06:19
The special envoys for Libya from the African Union, the Arab League, the European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States met yesterday in Paris with Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General Bernardino Leon.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 06:48
The United Nations envoy to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Monday publicly rebuked the Kinshasa government for expelling the top U.N. human rights official, as the Congolese ambassador accused the official of "offensive behavior."
Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:00
Ambassador Robert A. Wood, Alternate Representative, Delegation of the United States of America, addresses several separate issues in this statement – the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) and Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS), conventional weapons destruction, small arms and light weapons (SA/LW), and man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS).
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 05:36
Mali’s foreign minister urged the United Nations on Wednesday to consider creating a rapid intervention force to fight extremist groups in the African country’s troubled north, warning that the region “once again runs the risk of becoming the destination of hordes of terrorists.”
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 06:43
The United States said on Tuesday that the American-led airstrikes against the Islamic State — carried out in Syria without seeking the permission of the Syrian government or the United Nations Security Council — were legal because they were done in defense of Iraq.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 06:18
President Barack Obama will meet with Sam Kutesa, the controversial Ugandan diplomat serving as president of the United Nations General Assembly, on Wednesday in a move that is sure to frustrate rights activists who say Kutesa's support for virulently anti-gay legislation makes him unfit to lead the world's parliament.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 08:53
The UN says one of its cargo helicopters has crashed in South Sudan, with unconfirmed reports saying it was shot down.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 07:42
As Kurdish and Iraqi forces backed by American jets battled to dislodge Islamic militants from areas around Mosul Dam in northern Iraq, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday that it was planning one of its biggest aid operations in recent years.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 07:13
UN human rights experts have condemned the increased prosecution of human rights activists in Azerbaijan and urged Baku to "reverse the trend of repression."
Friday, August 15, 2014 - 08:07
Galvanized by the brutality of Islamist militants marauding through Iraq, the United Nations Security Council appeared set to approve a resolution on Friday aimed at severely weakening them by choking their sources of money, weapons and foreign recruits.

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