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GA / INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE OPENER

 The first ever World Conference on Indigenous Peoples approved a concise, action-oriented document on the implementation of the rights of indigenous peoples and the promotion of internationally agreed development goals, two days before the opening of the general debate of the UN General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV  

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / GA HALL

The recently renovated building of the Unite Nations General Assembly has opened its door in time to accommodate a landmark Climate Summit and the 69th general debate.  The Hall retained its exact historic look but it is now modern, safer and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. UNIFEED-UNTV

22 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / EBOLA

The UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution to “contain and combat” the Ebola outbreak and prevent its spread to non-affected countries. UN chief Ban Ki-moon said that to bring this crisis under control, “all of us will have to work in unorthodox way” and “break through barriers.” He reminded that the number of casualties [...]

19 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / OPENING WRAP

Asked about his country's anti-homosexuality law, on his first day as President of the 69th General Assembly, Sam Kutesa from Uganda told reporters that while exercising the GA presidency he will “conform to the regulations by the UN", but also noted that the law had now been declared unconstitutional by the Ugandan Courts. UNIFEED-UNTV

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / RESTRUCTURING DEBT WRAP

The General Assembly adopted a resolution in favour of a legal framework that would help regulate restructuring of foreign sovereign debt. The project –proposed by Argentina- was presented by the Group of 77 + China. UNIFEED-UNTV

9 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

At a General Assembly discussion on ‘Responsibility to Protect’, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the commitment to protect "is being severely tested today" with so many conflicts around the world and that "turning a blind eye" to current crises "is no longer tenable. ” UNIFEED-UNTV  

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA/ GAZA

As the temporary ceasefire continues to hold in Gaza, senior United Nations officials today urged Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiating table, and called on the 193 Member States to respond to calls for emergency humanitarian funding. UNIFEED – UNTV

6 Aug 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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