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GA / NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES

At a high-level review and assessment by the General Assembly of progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, WHO Director General Margaret Chan expressed deep concern about projected trends, especially as poor populations, the least able to cope, will be hit the hardest. UNIFEED-UNTV

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SHEVARDNADZE

Former Georgian President and Soviet foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze died today at the age of 86. He was hailed across the international stage as a man who helped toppling the Berlin Wall and ending the Cold War. UNIFEED-UNTV

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / DEATH PENALTY

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told delegates he was "troubled" by the application of the death penalty for offences that do not meet the threshold under international human rights law of "most serious crimes", including drug-related offences, consensual sexual acts and apostasy. UNIFEED-UNTV

2 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GA / ARGENTINA DEBT

Argentina's minister of economy Axel Kicillof told members of the Group of 77 (G-77) and China that Argentina respects its international commitments and wants to pay its debt, but "they do not let her." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GA / PRINCE ZEID RA'AD ZEID AL HUSSEIN

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / TERRORISM

The United nations General Assembly adopted a resolution reviewing the United Nations overall counter-terrorism strategy. The Strategy, adopted by consensus in 2006, is a comprehensive policy framework to combat terrorism, signifying universal condemnation of terrorist violence and providing guidance to Member States. UNIFEED-UNTV

13 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GA / TURKEY KIDNAPPING

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned in the "strongest possible terms” the kidnapping of the Consul-General of Turkey and other diplomatic officers in Mosul, Iraq. He called on the government of Iraq, regional countries and the international community to bring the  perpetrators to justice. UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA PGA WRAP

Uganda's foreign minister Sam Kutesa has been elected by acclamation to become the 69th president of the General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUSTAINABLE FUTURE CONCERT PREPS

Performing artists Emanuel Jal and Machel Montano among others are set to take the stage this evening at the UN to highlight the significance of the year 2015: a once-in-a generation opportunity to set the world on a sustainable course and to take decisive action toward a peaceful and prosperous future for the planet and [...]

6 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

We need to include risk disaster into broader discussion of the post-2015 agenda for sustainable development in order to leave a more resilient world to future generations – said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his briefing to the General Assembly on the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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