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IMF / US ECONOMY

The US recovery is gathering steam but boosting potential growth and carefully beginning to raise interest rates remain top priorities, the International Monetary Fund said in its most recent report on the world's largest economy. IMF

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / UKRAINE

A senior UN official told the Security Council that while there have been several steps recently to help de-escalate tensions in Ukraine, including a ceasefire that seems to be holding and the start of peace talks, the situation on the ground remains deeply worrying. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jun 2014 | Read More »

IMF / US ECONOMY

The IMF has called for the U.S. to do more to help its economy and the prospects of the long-term unemployed.  IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said "we have revised downward our growth forecast for 2014 down to 2 percent.  That is largely attributable to the poor result in Q1 which is largely but not entirely [...]

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / PILLAY

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said that it is "shocking beyond words” that war crimes and crimes against humanity have become commonplace in Syria and that she is "disappointed that the Security Council, has been unable to reach agreement on action to ensure accountability for such crimes." UNTV-CH

10 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA ICC VOTE

The Security Council failed to adopt a resolution on a referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court, with 13 votes in favour and vetoes from China and Russia. UNIFEED – UNTV

22 May 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / CIA IMMUNIZATION CAMPAIGN

The United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said that it “appreciated” the commitment from the United States (US) government to stop using immunization campaigns as a cover for intelligence gathering. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

21 May 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / KERRY

Following the meeting with the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir in Juba, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the President has agreed to meet his rival Riek Machar and is considering forming a transitional government in effort to end the crisis in South Sudan. UNMISS

2 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAN VISA

Commenting on the US law blocking a visa for Iran's proposed UN envoy, the chair of the UN Committee on Relations with the Host Country ambassador Nicholas Emiliou,  said that “the Committee decided to remain seized of the issue and we will revert to it if necessary.” UNIFEED – UNTV

22 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DPRK

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea's (DPRK's) Ambassador Ri Tong Il said that his country will not welcome a visit by US envoy Robert King to discuss the imprisonment of American citizen Kenneth Bae.

4 Apr 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / SYRIA FLASH MOB

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) have chosen the iconic Time Square in New York City to celebrate the moment when UNRWA-led and celebrity-backed social media campaign reached almost double its target of 23 million, same as the pre-war population of Syria. UNTV

21 Mar 2014 | Read More »

 

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