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GA / CUBA EMBARGO

For the 23rd consecutive year, the General Assembly has adopted a resolution calling for an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / DETROIT WATER HUMAN RIGHTS

A United Nations special rapporteur on the right to water said the city of Detroit is violating human rights by conducting large-scale water supply disconnections to homes that have not paid their bills. UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / PEACEKEEPING

From Mali to the Golan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world, senior UN military officials told the Security Council  as they weighed field strategy for the world body's Blue Helmets. UNIFEED – [...]

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / POWER

At the end of her country's presidency of the Security Council, US Ambassador Samantha Power said that “when transnational problems demand transnational solutions, the United States leads, and over the course of the last few weeks you have seen work building the international coalitions necessary to foster real solutions on the ground.” UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT

On the international day for nuclear disarmament, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated the US President's commitment to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). He said that the Treaty is about “responsible disarmament and, ultimately, it's about advancing international peace and security by building a different structure on which we can all rely.” UNIFEED-UNTV  

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / PEACEKEEPING SUMMIT

US Vice President Joseph Biden, told a high level meeting on peacekeeping that "demand for international peacekeeping has never been greater” and as it has evolved to include “sophisticated non-state actors as well as traditional armies, the instruments of peacekeeping have evolved as well." He expressed confidence that the system can be strengthened  to ”meet the challenges [...]

26 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / VETO

The Foreign Ministers of France and Mexico debated on the use of veto in situations of gross human rights violations. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that “when some mass atrocities are committed, we cannot stay paralyzed at the Security Council.” He said that it was a “question of humanity” and a “question of defending [...]

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / ISIL 2

Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein, King of Jordan said "there has to be a zero tolerance policy to any country, organization, or individual that facilitates, supports or finances terror groups or provides weapons or promotes propaganda" adding that, "countries cannot comply in one theatre while making mischief in another." Speakers include: UK, Russia, Iraq, Turkey, [...]

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / DEBATE 1

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Members States "it has been a terrible year for the principles enshrined in the United Nations Charter. He urged them "to fulfill their responsibilities to their populations." UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / OBAMA

US President Barack Obama in his speech to the General Assembly said that small terrorist  groups  like ISIS can do “great harm.” He said "no god condones this terror. No grievance justifies these actions” and “the only language understood by killers like these is the language of force." UNIFEED – UNTV

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

 

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