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GA / DEBATE 2

The Russian Minister for Foreign Affairs told the General Assembly that "Washington has openly declared its right to the unilateral use of military force anywhere to advocate its own interests." Lavrov said that "military interference has become a norm even despite its dismal outcome of all operations of force the US has carried out over [...]

27 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / HOLOCAUST SPIELBERG WRAP

In an interview with UNTV following a special event commemorating the victims of the Holocaust, filmmaker and founder of the "Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation", Steven Spielberg, said "bystanding is almost the worst one can do" when "something that we could take action against is happening right before our eyes." UNTV/ ARCHIVE

27 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GA / SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM

Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri told the General Assembly that "the excerise of Security Council reform cannot be seen to go on until the cows come home" and pointed out that recent events around the world "have put into question not only the representativeness, but also  the credibility of the Security Council." UNTV

7 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UN / WITTIG

Briefing reporters on the end of Germany's two-year tenure as a Security Council member this month, Ambassador Peter Wittig said the conflict in Syria was a "depressing showcase" of the Council's failure to employ preventive diplomacy. He also commented on Susan Rice's withdrawal from the race for US Secretary of State. UNTV

14 Dec 2012 | Read More »

GENEVA / SYRIAN REFUGEE NUMBERS

With a small but growing number of Syrian asylum seekers arriving in countries of the European Union, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) today (16 October) stressed to EU member states the importance of adhering to the principles of the Common European Asylum System. CH UNTV  

16 Oct 2012 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

A top UN official and Council members today (15 October) voiced alarm at the growing regional dimension of the Syrian conflict. UNTV

15 Oct 2012 | Read More »

GA / PLENARY WRAP 1

In his address to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Jigmi Y. Thinley, today (28 September) said, "Deep in our hearts, we know that our very survival on this fragile planet is under threat". Yet, he added that "we share no common vision and fail to think and act in [...]

28 Sep 2012 | Read More »

FAO / FOOTBALL AGAINST HUNGER

To kick-start the Match Against Poverty campaign, over the weekend Match Day Against Hunger was held across Europe. Matches were played by over 300 clubs in 20 leagues from 16 countries were dedicated to 'sounding the alarm’ on the Sahel crisis. FAO

2 Apr 2012 | Read More »

ICJ / ITALY GERMANY VERDICT

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on Friday that Italy’s courts were wrong to allow victims of Nazi war crimes to claim compensation against Germany because it has legal immunity from being sued. ICJ

3 Feb 2012 | Read More »

BERLIN / LAGARDE

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde today called on the international community to take urgent collective action to save the world economy from a downward spiral. IMF

23 Jan 2012 | Read More »

 

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