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Disrupt finances of drug-terror nexus, Arun Jaitley tells UN General Assembly

Apr 20, 2016

Disrupt finances of drug-terror nexus, Arun Jaitley tells UN General Assembly

Arun Jaitley said in his address that the "growing nexus of drug trafficking and terrorist networks endangers peace, security and stability across regions". #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #UN General Assembly #World Drug Problem
Who will succeed Ban Ki-moon? Nine UN secretary-general hopefuls face questions

Apr 15, 2016

Who will succeed Ban Ki-moon? Nine UN secretary-general hopefuls face questions

The search has begun for a successor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose second five-year term ends on 31 December #NewsTracker #UN Security Council #UN General Assembly #UN secretary general #Mogens Lykketoft
'Time to step up once again': Canada to seek UN Security Council seat for 2021-22, says PM Trudeau

Mar 17, 2016

'Time to step up once again': Canada to seek UN Security Council seat for 2021-22, says PM Trudeau

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada will seek a two-year term on the UN Security Council starting in 2021, citing the country's resettling of Syrian refugees and a desire to take part in peacekeeping efforts as evidence of a renewed commitment to engagement in world affairs #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #UN Security Council #UN General Assembly #Human Rights #Canada #UN peacekeeping forces #Justin Trudeau
Act with courage and principle: UN human rights commissioner urges nations to not discriminate

Feb 29, 2016

Act with courage and principle: UN human rights commissioner urges nations to not discriminate

UN human rights commissioner slammed leaders for pandering to “simplistic nationalism” for settling challenges and warned that this may lead to a “colossus of violence and death”. #NewsTracker #UN General Assembly #UNHRC #UN High Commissioner for Human Rights #Human rights violation #Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein #Mogens Lykketoft #Choi Kyong-lim
At COP21, Nawaz Sharif and Ashraf Ghani agree to resume Taliban peace talks

Dec 01, 2015

At COP21, Nawaz Sharif and Ashraf Ghani agree to resume Taliban peace talks

The leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan agreed to work together to revive stalled peace talks with Taliban insurgents after meeting on the sidelines of a climate change conference in Paris, officials said. #China #US #Pakistan #Taliban #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #Afghanistan #Paris #Mullah Omar #Nawaz Sharif #UN General Assembly #Ashraf Ghani #COP21
United Nations begins search for new secretary-general to succeed Ban Ki-moon

Nov 26, 2015

United Nations begins search for new secretary-general to succeed Ban Ki-moon

A draft letter from the presidents of the Security Council and the General Assembly calls for candidates to replace Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to declare their interest in spring 2016 and for the next UN chief to be selected by September or October in order to have sufficient time to prepare for the critically important job. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #UN General Assembly #UN secretary general #Britain's UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft
Charged in bribery case, ex-UN General Assembly head John Ashe is released on $1 million bail

Oct 27, 2015

Charged in bribery case, ex-UN General Assembly head John Ashe is released on $1 million bail

A former president of the United Nations General Assembly facing tax charges in a bribery case, John Ashe was released Monday on $1 million bail even as a prosecutor said it was likely he will face additional charges. #NewsTracker #UN General Assembly #bribery case #John Ashe #Manhattan federal court #Ng Lap Seng #Francis Lorenzo
US best suited to intervene in Kashmir issue: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Oct 22, 2015

US best suited to intervene in Kashmir issue: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has told American senators that the US would be the most ideal party to intervene in the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan. #Barack Obama #Nawaz Sharif #UN General Assembly #Kashmir issue #US-Pakistan relations #US Secretary of State John Kerry #Vice President Joe Biden
Shocked and deeply troubled about bribery allegations against former UNGA president: Ban-ki-Moon

Oct 09, 2015

Shocked and deeply troubled about bribery allegations against former UNGA president: Ban-ki-Moon

Ban Ki-moon has ordered an internal probe of the dealings between the UN and two companies whose executives have been linked to a "serious" bribery scandal involving former President of UN General Assembly John Ashe. #NewsTracker #UN #Ban Ki-moon #UN General Assembly #John Ashe #Global Sustainability Foundation