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Monthly Archives: September 2017

India Shares with UNGA its Complete Poverty Eradication Aim

New York (ABC Live):Complete Poverty Eradication: The Complete Poverty Eradication is the most important priority for the Government of India, its Minister for External Affairs told the United Nations General Assembly today, as she outlined some of the measures taken to advance this goal. “There are two ways of addressing the curse of poverty,” Sushma Swaraj said in her address …

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DPRK Rejects Trump UNGA Address

New York (ABC Live); DPRK :  The Foreign Minister of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today denounced United States President Donald Trump’s “reckless and violent words,” saying that the US leader himself is on a “suicide mission.” “In case innocent lives in the US are lost because of this suicide attack, Trump will be held totally responsible,” Foreign …

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UN Hails Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries

New York (ABC Live);Technology Bank : United Nations officials today hailed the establishment of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), which will go a long way in addressing one of the major challenges facing the world’s poorest nations. The Bank, to be headquartered in Gebze, Turkey, also marks the achievement of the first target of the 2030 Agenda for …

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Russia Supports Donald Trump National Sovereignty Policy

New York (ABC Live): Donald Trump National Sovereignty Policy: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov endorsed at the United Nations General Assembly today United States President Donald Trump’s affirmation of the primacy of national sovereignty in international affairs. “The world keeps changing,” he told the 72nd annual general debate, citing last December’s Assembly resolution on the ‘promotion of a democratic …

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UNGA Accredits DTG HIV Treatment Regimen

New York (ABC Live): DTG HIV Treatment Regimen: Senior United Nations officials today welcomed a breakthrough pricing agreement by global partners to accelerate the availability in low- and middle-income countries of the first affordable, generic, single-pill HIV treatment regimen. “What we are talking about today with this life-changing announcement is about the quality of medicine, is about equity, is about …

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South Korea Argues More Active UN Role in DPRK Crisis

New York (ABC Live): DPRK Crisis : The United Nations must play a more active role in resolving the crisis posed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s (DPRK) nuclear and missile programmes, both by promoting dialogue and through sanctions, Republic of Korea (ROK) President Moon Jae-in told world leaders today. “The most important role the United Nations is asked …

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UNSC Approves Probe into ISIL War Crimes in Iraq

New York (ABC Live): ISIL War Crimes : The United Nations Security Council today authorised the establishment of an investigation team to support Iraq’s domestic efforts to hold the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) accountable for acts that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in the country. According to the unanimously adopted …

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UNESCO Confirms 617 Million Children Not Learning

New York (ABC Live):UNESCO : About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a learning crisis” that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows. “The figures are staggering both in terms of the waste of human potential …

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Hassan Rouhani Vows Not to Violate Nuclear Agreement

New York (ABC Live):Hassan Rouhani :  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking at the same United Nations podium from which the United States yesterday denounced the accord curbing Iran’s nuclear programme as one of the ‘worst deals ever,’ today pledged his country’s continued adherence to the pact. “I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the …

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Mahmoud Abbas Asks UNGA to End Israeli Occupation

New York (ABC Live): Mahmoud Abbas : From the podium of the United Nations General Assembly Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today called on the world Organization to face up to its responsibilities to end Israel’s “relentless” occupation ensure the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. “The United Nations bears a legal, political, moral and humanitarian obligation to end this occupation …

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