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UN appoints expert to monitor sexual orientation, gender identity based discrimination

Jul 01, 2016

UN appoints expert to monitor sexual orientation, gender identity based discrimination

The UN's top human rights body has decided to appoint an expert to monitor violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. #NewsTracker #UN #LGBT #Geneva #human rights council
Will not accept UN tribunal verdict on South China Sea: China

Jun 30, 2016

Will not accept UN tribunal verdict on South China Sea: China

China will not accept any third party settlement with regard to territorial and maritime disputes and reject any ruling by an international tribunal on a case filed by the Philippines over the contentious South China Sea issue. #China #US #NewsTracker #UN #South China Sea dispute
India's thwarted NSG membership bid is setback, not 'diplomatic failure'

Jun 30, 2016

India's thwarted NSG membership bid is setback, not 'diplomatic failure'

Should India learn from China how to live with diplomatic disappointments? Despite its efforts since 2004, China has not been able to become a member of Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), a nonproliferation regime that India became a party to on 27 June. #India #China #InMyOpinion #UN #Nuclear Suppliers Group #NSG #NPT #Mexico #Bhutto
Italy and Netherlands to share Security Council seat in a 'show of unity'

Jun 29, 2016

Italy and Netherlands to share Security Council seat in a 'show of unity'

In a boost to battered European unity, Italy and the Netherlands agreed to share the two-year Security Council term for a non-permanent West European seat Tuesday after five rounds of balloting failed to break a deadlock in the General Assembly. #NewsTracker #European Union #UN #Italy #Security Council #Netherlands #Brexit #West European seat
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns Istanbul airport attack

Jun 29, 2016

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemns Istanbul airport attack

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called for stepped-up cooperation in the fight against terrorism, following an attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that left at least 36 dead and scores wounded. #UN #TheySaidIt #Ban Ki-moon #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Ataturk #Istanbul attack
Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden elected non-permanent UNSC members for two-year term

Jun 29, 2016

Ethiopia, Bolivia, Sweden elected non-permanent UNSC members for two-year term

The UNSC consists of 10 non-permanent members who sit alongside the five permanent, veto-wielding members - China, France, Russia, the UK and the US. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #Sweden #Bolivia #UN Security Council #United Nations Security Council election #Ethiopia #UNSC non-permanent members
Israel's blockade on Gaza Strip a 'collective punishment': Ban Ki-moon

Jun 28, 2016

Israel's blockade on Gaza Strip a 'collective punishment': Ban Ki-moon

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday called for ending the Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip and described it as collective punishment. #Israel #UN #TheySaidIt #Benjamin Netanyahu #Ban Ki-moon #Mahmoud Abbas #Gaza #Palestine Liberation Organisation
UN to choose new non-permanent Security Council members

Jun 28, 2016

UN to choose new non-permanent Security Council members

The UN General Assembly is set to elect five new non-permanent Security Council members to replace Spain, Venezuela, New Zealand, Malaysia and Angola in January 2017. #United Nations #NewsTracker #UN #UN Security Council #UN General Assembly
India deserves to be in NSG, the US will work for it, says Ambassador Richard Verma

Jun 27, 2016

India deserves to be in NSG, the US will work for it, says Ambassador Richard Verma

The US is "disappointed" that India was not admitted to NSG during its recent plenary in Seoul, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma said on Monday. #India #China #US #Narendra Modi #UN #TheySaidIt #NPT #Barach Obama #Richard Verma #Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)
UN to continue to work with 'important partners' UK and EU: Ban Ki-moon

Jun 25, 2016

UN to continue to work with 'important partners' UK and EU: Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday that the UN looks forward to continuing to work with both "important partners" the UK and European Union following the Britain's vote to leave the 28-nation bloc. #UN #David Cameron #Britain #UK #Brexit