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In speech to UN Assembly, Yemen’s Minister highlights political transition, urges ongoing support

With Yemen pressing ahead after coming through a complex, United Nations-assisted transition, the country’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jamal Abdullah Al-Sallal, told the General Assembly today that continued international support would be needed, including a “strong call” from the UN Security Council against those seeking to undermine the political process.

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 2:18 am

Caribbean Island leaders in UN Assembly warn of ‘real, ruinous’ impacts of climate change

Spotlighting the “gathering and intensifying threat of global climate change” leaders from Caribbean Islands today warned the United Nations General Assembly that indifference, narrow interests and electoral cowardice threaten to squander “our only real chance to save the planet.”

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:38 am

World grossly ill-prepared to ‘douse wildfire’ sparked by Ebola, West African leaders tell UN

Leaders from Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries, along with Guinea at the frontlines of the battle against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, urged the General Assembly today ensure the United Nations mounted a stronger, better coordinated response “to end this grave threat to our collective survival.”

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 12:07 am

Uruguay urges rooting new sustainable development agenda in human rights

The basis of a new sustainable development agenda must be poverty eradication, rooted in a strong foundation of human rights and recognition of rights, Uruguay’s Foreign Minister today told the United Nations General Assembly, calling for a greater focus on equality.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 11:47 pm

Colombian bill on military criminal justice ‘major setback’ for human rights, say experts

A group of independent United Nations human rights experts are calling on the Government and the Congress of Colombia to reconsider the possible adoption of a bill that aims to restructure and expand the scope of the jurisdiction of military courts.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 10:59 pm

New Zealand, in UN address, voices support for small island developing nations

Not enough attention is focused on the challenges of small island developing nations, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand today told the annual United Nations General Assembly calling for greater efforts to share experiences and skills with the so-called SIDS regions.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 10:55 pm

Eritrea: UN expert to investigate pervasive rights abuses as part of ‘historic’ inquiry

Amid forced conscription, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances, the human rights situation in Eritrea continues to remain “dire,” a United Nations independent expert warned, adding that a new Commission of Inquiry would help “pave the way” to accountability.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 10:32 pm

UN expert urges European nations to rethink policies as migration-related deaths rise

In attempting to seal their borders, European nations are facing an “impossible” task, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of migrants said today, as he encouraged the European Union (EU) to identify new legal channels of migration in an effort to save lives.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 10:22 pm

In Assembly speech, Israel’s Netanyahu warns against ‘militant Islam’; denounces UN rights council

From the podium of the General Assembly today Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the world of the grave threat he said it faced from militant Islam’s desire to dominate the planet, be they Sunni extremists or Iran, defended Israel’s Gaza campaign as moral, and dubbed the United Nations Human Rights Council the “terrorist rights council.”

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 10:17 pm

Head of new UN Ebola emergency response mission arrives in Ghana

The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today joined an advance team deployed in Accra, Ghana, to ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to stop the outbreak, treat the infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 9:29 pm

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Vibrant ‘Humans of Tel Aviv’ Photo Series Struts City’s Multiculti Stuff (VIDEO) – Algemeiner


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Vibrant 'Humans of Tel Aviv' Photo Series Struts City's Multiculti Stuff (VIDEO)
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Below is the full transcript of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's remarks before the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th, 2014. Thank you, Mr. President. Distinguished delegates, I come here from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of …
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Posted on 30 September 2014 | 9:50 am

World grossly ill-prepared to ‘douse wildfire’ sparked by Ebola, West African … – UN News Centre


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World grossly ill-prepared to 'douse wildfire' sparked by Ebola, West African
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29 September 2014 – Leaders from Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries, along with Guinea at the frontlines of the battle against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, urged the General Assembly today ensure the United Nations mounted …

Posted on 30 September 2014 | 1:24 am

New Zealand, in UN address, voices support for small island developing nations – UN News Centre


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New Zealand, in UN address, voices support for small island developing nations
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29 September 2014 – Not enough attention is focused on the challenges of small island developing nations, the Foreign Minister of New Zealand today told the annual United Nations General Assembly calling for greater efforts to share experiences and
McCully states case for NZ representation on UN Security CouncilNew Zealand Herald
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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 10:09 pm

UN expert urges European nations to rethink policies as migration-related … – UN News Centre


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UN expert urges European nations to rethink policies as migration-related
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29 September 2014 – In attempting to seal their borders, European nations are facing an “impossible” task, the United Nations independent expert on the human rights of migrants said today, as he encouraged the European Union (EU) to identify new legal …

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 9:47 pm

Head of new UN Ebola emergency response mission arrives in Ghana – UN News Centre


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Head of new UN Ebola emergency response mission arrives in Ghana
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29 September 2014 – The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today joined an advance team deployed in Accra, Ghana, to ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to stop the outbreak, treat the …
UN Mission to Combat Ebola Opens HQ in GhanaABC News

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 8:41 pm

UN congratulates Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on inauguration – UN News Centre


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UN congratulates Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on inauguration
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29 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations mission in Afghanistan today welcomed the inauguration of Ashraf Ghani as President and reaffirmed the Organization's commitment to cooperate with the national unity …
United Nations in Afghanistan congratulates President Ghani on inaugurationiloubnan.info

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 6:45 pm

At UN debate, African leaders say global sustainability agenda must reflect … – UN News Centre


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At UN debate, African leaders say global sustainability agenda must reflect
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29 September 2014 – With a new sustainable development agenda as the focus of this year's annual General Assembly debate, African leaders today called on the United Nations to take into consideration the continent's specific realities and challenges.

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 6:45 pm

LIVE: Israel’s Netanyahu Speaks at United Nations General Assembly – TIME


LIVE: Israel's Netanyahu Speaks at United Nations General Assembly
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, having vowed to refute “all of the lies” in a speech by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas last week. Abbas said Israel had committed “a series of …

Posted on 29 September 2014 | 4:21 pm

At Global Citizen Festival, Ban tells crowd ‘a better world is around the corner’ – UN News Centre


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At Global Citizen Festival, Ban tells crowd 'a better world is around the corner'
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Global Citizens Festival 2014, Central Park, NYC. Pictured l to r, Global Citizen Project Co-founder Hugh Evans; World Bank President Jim Young Kim, actor Hugh Jackman, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the group No Doubt. UN Photo/Eskinder …

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Posted on 29 September 2014 | 4:17 pm

European leaders addressing UN say current crises threaten global governance … – UN News Centre


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European leaders addressing UN say current crises threaten global governance
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27 September 2014 – European leaders addressing the United Nations General Assembly today raised the spectre of what some saw as Russia's largely unchallenged actions in Ukraine and the march of armed militants through large swaths of northern Iraq …

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Posted on 28 September 2014 | 12:14 am