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UN General Assembly seeks court opinion on legality of Israeli policies in occupied West Bank, east Jerusalem
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UN General Assembly seeks court opinion on legality of Israeli policies in occupied West Bank, east Jerusalem

The Assembly voted by a wide margin, but with over 50 countries abstaining, to send one of the world's longest-running and thorniest disputes to the International Court of Justice, a request promoted by the Palestinians and opposed vehemently by Israel

Increasing UNSC membership will help to effectively manage current conflicts: G-4
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Increasing UNSC membership will help to effectively manage current conflicts: G-4

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Ruchira Kamboj also said that the item on equitable representation in the Security Council was included on the General Assembly agenda more than forty years ago, in 1979

UN General Assembly produces sense that a 'new epoch' is arriving
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UN General Assembly produces sense that a 'new epoch' is arriving

The speeches and side meetings produced no breakthroughs toward peace, but they did put the top diplomats from Russia and Ukraine in the same room for the first time in many months, however briefly

EAM Jaishankar arrives in New York for packed diplomatic week at high-level UN General Assembly session
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EAM Jaishankar arrives in New York for packed diplomatic week at high-level UN General Assembly session

Jaishankar arrived in New York Sunday to participate in the high-level 77th session of the UN General Assembly, which begins on 20 September with the opening of the general debate

With Russia in crosshairs, US suddenly talks up UN reform
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With Russia in crosshairs, US suddenly talks up UN reform

Western powers have pored through procedural rules to ensure Russia not block Security Council meetings and have turned to the General Assembly, where each of the 193 UN member-states has a vote, to seek condemnation of Russia

India backs UN resolution to recognise human right to clean, healthy environment; raises concern over procedure
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India backs UN resolution to recognise human right to clean, healthy environment; raises concern over procedure

The 193-member General Assembly adopted the resolution with 161 votes in favour and abstentions by Belarus, Cambodia, China, Ethiopia, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Syria

China and Russia defend North Korea vetoes in first at UN General Assembly
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China and Russia defend North Korea vetoes in first at UN General Assembly

The debate was held under new rules requiring the General Assembly to examine any veto wielded in the Security Council by one of its five permanent members

More than 100 world leaders to attend UN's General Debate starting 20 September in person
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More than 100 world leaders to attend UN's General Debate starting 20 September in person

The UN will be following a hybrid model, offering nations the possibility of sending leaders to New York in person or making prerecorded statements to be shown in the assembly chamber

Permanent UNSC seat for India: Biden administration continues to evade question
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Permanent UNSC seat for India: Biden administration continues to evade question

The US, however, is for building a consensus for a 'modest' expansion of the Council, provided it does not diminish its effectiveness or its efficacy and does not alter or expand the veto.

Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid elected president of UN General Assembly
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Maldives foreign minister Abdulla Shahid elected president of UN General Assembly

The Maldivian minister said his ‘immediate priority’ will be recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and working to ensure ‘vaccine equity’

White House announces new sanctions against Iran for violating UN arms embargo
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White House announces new sanctions against Iran for violating UN arms embargo

The Donald Trump administration said it was imposing sanctions on 27 individuals and entities, including Iran's defence ministry, under a UN resolution

Officials might have an in-person General Assembly meeting to discuss COVID-19 pandemic
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Officials might have an in-person General Assembly meeting to discuss COVID-19 pandemic

But several diplomats have said their countries are hesitant to meet so soon — especially in the United States, where the virus that causes the disease continues to spread widely.

Narendra Modi likely to address virtual United Nations General Assembly on 26 September
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Narendra Modi likely to address virtual United Nations General Assembly on 26 September

For the first time in the UN's 75-year history, the annual General Assembly session this year will be held virtually. World leaders will submit pre-recorded video statements for the session

Mexico welcomes ICJ's ruling in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, says court deepened its jurisprudence on consular law through order
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Mexico welcomes ICJ's ruling in Kulbhushan Jadhav's case, says court deepened its jurisprudence on consular law through order

Mexico welcomed the International Court of Justice's (ICJ) ruling in Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's case

JKLF marchers ignore Imran Khan's warnings, head towards Line of Control to protest abrogation of Article 370
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JKLF marchers ignore Imran Khan's warnings, head towards Line of Control to protest abrogation of Article 370

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Saturday warned the protesters not to cross the LoC

Imran Khan warns PoK residents against crossing LoC to extend aid to people of Jammu and Kashmir
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Imran Khan warns PoK residents against crossing LoC to extend aid to people of Jammu and Kashmir

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi revoked Jammu and Kashmir's special status on 5 August.

MEA slams Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey's statements on Kashmir at UNGA, says Imran's call for jihad 'provocative, irresponsible'
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MEA slams Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey's statements on Kashmir at UNGA, says Imran's call for jihad 'provocative, irresponsible'

Hitting out at Imran Khan’s statements at the United Nations General Assembly last month, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the Pakistani prime minister does not know how to conduct relationships

At UNGA, Narendra Modi takes high road: PM makes case for de-hyphenating India-Pakistan, draws stark contrast with Imran Khan
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At UNGA, Narendra Modi takes high road: PM makes case for de-hyphenating India-Pakistan, draws stark contrast with Imran Khan

India went in to the UNGA session knowing well that Pakistan would hijack the forum for more anti-India rhetoric and threats of nuclear war in South Asia. India

At UNGA, a tale of two speeches: Narendra Modi spoke like a statesman, Imran Khan mired in a maze of contradictions 
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At UNGA, a tale of two speeches: Narendra Modi spoke like a statesman, Imran Khan mired in a maze of contradictions 

Narendra Modi’s speech — short, crisp and meaningful — was that of a statesman, a global leader with great appeal and vision

Imran Khan’s war rhetoric at UNGA ignores basic principles of UN, reflects futility of Pakistan's Kashmir project
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Imran Khan’s war rhetoric at UNGA ignores basic principles of UN, reflects futility of Pakistan's Kashmir project

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s impassioned 50-minute speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Friday seems to be the last ditch attempt by the country to drum up global support for 'the cause of Kashmir'