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"Most open, transparent" selection process for next UN chief ongoing

General Assembly Hall. UN Photo/Amanda Voisar

This year's selection process for the next UN Secretary-General is "the most transparent and open" that there has ever been. That's according to Dan Thomas, the Spokesperson for the President of the 70th…

12 Feb 2016 /

Resolution reaffirms resolve to curb trade in "conflict diamonds"

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The UN General Assembly has reaffirmed its support for an initiative aimed at preventing "conflict diamonds" from entering legitimate…

22 Jan 2016 /

General Assembly “at heart” of United Nations

Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General, Department of General Assembly and Conference Management, and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

The General Assembly is "at the heart" of the United Nations, according to the head of the UN Department…

11 Jan 2016 /

UN General Assembly "continues to embody hopes of billions of people"

Mogens Lykketoft, President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, delivers his concluding remarks at the close of the general debate of the seventieth session of the General Assembly. UN File Photo/Cia Pak

The hopes of billions of people around the world continue to be embodied by the UN General Assembly; that's…

11 Jan 2016 /
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