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United Nations meeting on Iran protests called by US criticised at Security Council

“However worrying the events of the last few days in Iran may be, they do not constitute per se a threat to international peace and security,” France’s ambassador to the UN Francois Delattre remarked.

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Shashi Tharoor opposes Swaraj’s move on making Hindi official in UN, asks what if we have Tamil PM

According to the UN rules, support of two-third member countries (129 nations) is required out of the total 193 member nations, Swaraj said in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour.

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Somalia signs four-year development strategy with United Nations

The framework has adapted gender equality and women’s empowerment, human rights, and youth engagement and empowerment as cross-cutting issues, and is structured along five strategic priorities.

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Bosnian Croat war crimes convict Slobodan Praljak dies after taking poison in UN court

Praljak drank a liquid in court and quickly fell ill. He was treated by tribunal medical staff, but passed away at the HMC hospital in The Hague.

After withdrawal from UNESCO, US warns other UN agencies

US taxpayers should “no longer be on the hook to pay for policies that are hostile to our values and make a mockery of justice and common sense,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement.

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Two Indian soldiers injured in Congo attack

The attack was a rare frontal assault on UN peacekeeping forces deployed to protect civilians in Congo.

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India slammed for slavery, we need to counter: IB to Govt

It underlined that the US government funded the 2017 report which estimated 40 million slaves in the world, including 25 million in the Asia-Pacific.

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United Nations envoy says Israel ignoring UN demand to halt settlements

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas issued a warning in his address to the United Nations last week, saying that with hopes running out for an independent Palestinian state, he might have no choice but to seek a single, binational state with Israel.

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Rohingya violence: UN Security Council to meet on Myanmar

The United Nations has described the military operation as “ethnic cleansing” and French President Emmanuel Macron last week went further, calling it “genocide.”

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Millions trapped in modern slavery, child labour: UN report

The report said that some 152 million children, including 64 million girls and 88 million boys, are subject to child labour, accounting for almost one in ten children around the world.

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US lawmaker wants North Korea out of the UN

Many of President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans have been calling for tougher action, imposed more quickly, including calling for stiff “secondary” sanctions and other punishments for companies, banks and countries that do business with North Korea.

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic amidst deadly violence

Observers warn that the country approaches the levels of violence seen at the height of the conflict in 2014. A request for more peacekeepers could face pressure from the US to cut costs.

India hits back on UN rights chief’s remark on Rohingyas

“Like many other nations, India is concerned about illegal migrants, in particular, with the possibility that they could pose security challenges. Enforcing the laws should not be mistaken for lack of compassion,” Permanent Representative of India to UN in Geneva Rajiv K Chander said.

UN rights chief slams Kiren Rijiju’s deportation remark on Rohingyas

UN official Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said India “cannot carry out collective expulsions” and return people to a place where they face persecution.

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Germany says Putin move on UN peacekeepers in Ukraine a ‘step’ towards resolving differences

The war between the two sides has killed more than 10,000 people in three years. “The president’s suggestion is a step,” said German government spokeswoman Ulrike Demmer, adding many further steps were needed before sanctions could be lifted.