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  • China threatens global governance

    09/26/2021 12:41:33 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 27 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, September 25, 2021 | Gaurie Dwivedi
    A forward-looking United Nations, which will ‘save succeeding generations from the scourge of war', is sine qua non On June 23, 2019 in Rome, at the headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the UN's systemic flaws became apparent. The election of the Director-General of FAO served as a grim reminder of the extent to which China had gained ground. The race for the top job ended in a stinging defeat for the US and the EU as Beijing's candidate, Qu Dongyu, won by an overwhelming majority (108 out of 191 votes). The US-backed Georgian candidate received just 12...
  • UN Security Council: Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt

    09/17/2021 3:35:56 PM PDT · by Robwin · 32 replies
    Associated Press via ABC News ^ | September 17, 2021 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday saying that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government that has “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women" and upholds human rights.The resolution adopted by the U.N.’s most powerful body also extends the current mandate of the U.N. political mission in Afghanistan for six months and delivers a clear message that its 15 members will be watching closely what the Taliban do going forward.The statement reflects widespread disappointment over the recently announced interim Taliban government that left out women and minorities, heralding what could be a return...
  • UN Security Council Holds Hearing In Response To Taliban Takeover Of Afghanistan

    08/18/2021 6:23:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Blah blah blah blah blah Human rights, international community, woman's rights, civilians, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah...
  • UN Security Council calls for cessation of hostilities in Afghanistan

    08/16/2021 12:58:08 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 29 replies
    msn.com ^ | 8/16/21 | Mychael Schnell
    The United Nations Security Council is calling for an end to hostilities in Afghanistan and the establishment of an "inclusive" government after the Taliban seized control of the country on Sunday. "The members of the Security Council called for an immediate cessation of all hostilities and the establishment, through inclusive negotiations, of a new government that is united, inclusive and representative - including with the full, equal and meaningful participation of women," the Security Council said in a statement Monday. The group is seeking the "restoration of security, civil and constitutional order," discussions to find a solution to the "current...
  • Pressing need for World Government and Global Parliament [Barf]

    04/03/2021 8:02:41 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 67 replies
    The Daily Pioneer ^ | Saturday, April 3, 2021 | J. L. Koul Jalali
    Pressing need for World Government and Global Parliament [Caption] A World Government can be established and its Parliament could be elected directly by proportional representation based on population of each member nation Amid ever-increasing threats facing humanity, https://www.dailypioneer.com/2021/india/india-serving-humanity-by-providing-covid-vax--modi.html it's high time to initiate steps at the governance level to make the world a safer place for mankind. The COVID-19 pandemic has provided impetus to the idea of a global democratic government and underlined the necessity of a world organisation to tackle the dangers facing mankind in a more effective manner. These include --- pandemics, stockpiles of nuclear weapons, deadly biological...
  • Gabi Ashkenazi: 'Mistake for Security Council to reject US proposal'

    08/15/2020 12:11:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/20
    Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi (Blue and White) slammed the United Nations Security Council's rejection of the US proposal to extend the arms embargo on Iran. In a statement, Ashkenazi said: "The rejection of the US proposal by some members of the Security Council is a mistake that will undoubtedly lead to the Middle East’s deterioration, which must be stopped." "Israel condemns the decision of some members of the Security Council not to extend the arms embargo on Iran. We stress that the Security Council was established for the exact purpose of preventing regimes such as that of the Iranian Ayatollahs...
  • Ireland wins seat on United Nations Security Council

    06/17/2020 4:31:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    RTÉ News ^ | Wednesday, 17 Jun 2020 23:37 | Brian O’Donovan
    Ireland has won a seat for a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council. Ireland competed against Canada and Norway for two seats on the council after ballots were cast and counted at the UN General Assembly in New York. A total of 191 countries voted. Ireland needed a two-thirds majority, or 128 votes, to win and have obtained the the number required. Norway also secured a seat on the council. President Michael D. Higgins has welcomed the result of the vote, saying that Ireland ran a campaign which did not avoid the global issues that are urgent. Mr....
  • How Russia saved Israel from a Palestinian state based on the '48 borders

    06/16/2020 11:33:06 AM PDT · by bitt · 31 replies
    israelhayom ^ | 6/15/2020 | Ariel Kahana
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells the story of a major drama that unfolded behind the scenes at the UN Security Council shortly before former US President Barack Obama left office. New details about some drama involving Israel, Russia, and the US that played out behind the scenes at the United Nations Security Council some four years ago are coming to light. more.... It appears that Russia demonstrated a rare willingness to use its UNSC veto on Israel's behalf to block a resolution led by then-US President Barack Obama, which would have compelled Israel to set up a Palestinian state based...
  • EU ignores Hungary veto on Israel, posing wider questions

    05/06/2019 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 1 May 2019 09:07 | Andrew Rettman
    The EU just de facto ignored Hungary’s veto on a statement on Israel, prompting questions on how it makes foreign policy decisions. Hungary objected to the EU statement at the UN Security Council (UNSC) in New York at the last minute on Monday (29 April). But Finland read it out anyway at the UNSC meeting, in a game of protocol niceties laced with irritation. The Finnish ambassador to the UN, Kai Sauer, said: “I have the honor to speak on behalf of …” the 27 EU countries which he listed, omitting Hungary. But his subsequent statement used language that made...
  • UN Security Council: Germany, France share presidency

    04/02/2019 10:50:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04.01.2019 | Fabian von der Mark
    Germany is currently serving as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. From the beginning of April, it officially takes over the chair — as part of a “dual presidency” with France. […] This closer UN cooperation was agreed by Berlin and Paris as part of the Treaty of Aachen. […] From the beginning, Germany has placed an emphasis on promoting the idea of the UN; i.e., international cooperation and collaboration. Germany and France have adopted their multilateral approach in opposition to the growing nationalism of people like Donald Trump. The “dual presidency” already symbolizes this idea, but...
  • EU: Peace plan not based on 'two-state solution' will fail

    12/19/2018 7:54:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    INN ^ | 12/19/18 02:09 | Elad Benari
    Eight European Union member states on Tuesday warned that US President Donald Trump’s so-called “Deal of the Century” would fail unless it is based on the internationally agreed parameters for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Arab conflict. The statement by France, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Italy followed a UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East in which US Ambassador Nikki Haley discussed the peace plan being prepared by the Trump administration. “We, the European Union members of the Council, would like to reiterate once more and emphasize the EU’s strong continued commitment to...
  • Leo Varadkar to raise Ireland's bid to join UN Security Council in New York

    09/22/2018 10:56:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 09/23/2018 | Órla Ryan
    Leo Varadkar is set to travel to New York today ahead of the United Nations Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. The Taoiseach will visit the UN headquarters in New York tomorrow to attend the summit, which is being held in honor of the centenary of Mandela’s birth. […] The Taoiseach will address the plenary and will also hold a number of bilateral meetings with heads of state during which he will raise Ireland’s campaign for an elected seat at the UN Security Council for the 2021-2022 term. …
  • Pompeo, Haley call out China, Russia for helping North Korea violate sanctions

    07/21/2018 3:57:50 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    ABC ^ | July 20, 2018 | Conor Finnegan
    The U.S. is calling out China and Russia for helping North Korea violate United Nations sanctions as the regime smuggles in more oil than is allowed. The illegal transfers are now disrupting the U.S. talks with North Korea and its push for the regime to completely dismantle its nuclear weapons program, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Pompeo traveled to New York Friday to join Haley for a meeting with the U.N. Security Council representatives, including Chinese and Russian representatives, for what Haley called "frank talk." "We put pressure today...
  • Germany elected to UN Security Council

    06/09/2018 5:24:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 06.08.2018 | dm/kms (dpa, AP)
    Germany was voted onto the United Nations Security Council for the sixth time on Friday, after it secured a two-thirds majority in the General Assembly. The place was effectively guaranteed going into the vote: Germany and Belgium ran unopposed for the two spots in the Western European and Others category. Israel was initially also in the running, but withdrew its bid last month. Germany received 184 votes from the 190 cast ballots. […] In a tweet, the German Foreign Office in Berlin said: “We are looking forward to this huge task and responsibility. Many thanks to all those who placed...
  • Germany seeks Russian support after Donald Trump's Iran decision

    05/12/2018 9:27:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.11.2018 | Jefferson Chase
    One unintended consequence of Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement has been to bring Germany and Russia together again. German-Russian relations had soured because of alleged Russian cyberattacks and the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea. But the US President’s hardline policy on around the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran has intensified the search for common ground in Berlin and Moscow. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on May 18, and on Friday morning the two spoke on the telephone. “The importance of...
  • UNSC okays Kuwait resolution on Syria

    02/24/2018 1:23:40 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    Arab Times On-Line ^ | 24 Feb 2018 33 minutes ago CST | Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi, the UNSC president for February
    NEW YORK, Feb 24, (Agencies): UN Security Council unanimously approved Saturday a draft resolution presented by Kuwait and Sweden to establish a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria. The resolution will pave way for the delivery of humanitarian aid to the areas under seige in Syria. The resolution demanding the ceasefire “without delay” was adopted as Syrian government forces pounded the rebelheld enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where hundreds have died during a week-long assault. “We are late to respond to this crisis, very late,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told the council after the vote, accusing Russia of stalling the vote. More...
  • Palestinian President Abbas Addresses the UN Security Council with More Bombast

    02/21/2018 10:09:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/21/18 | Joseph Klein
    So much for the UN’s commitment to real face-to-face dialogue or moral clarity. As Ambassador Haley observed, “The problem is that the UN has proven itself time and again to be a grossly biased organization when it comes to Israel.” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addressed the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday, February 20th. He delivered many of the same old Palestinian talking points. He claimed that the Palestinians remain open to negotiations based on the pre-June 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as the Palestinian capital. “We are ready to take the longest journey,” Abbas declared. “We are ready...
  • Erekat: We'll complain to ICC against Trump

    01/31/2018 12:42:15 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/18 | Dalit Halevi
    Saeb Erekat, secretary of the PLO Executive Committee, on Tuesday announced that the "State of Palestine" plans to appeal to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against U.S. President Donald Trump's peace plan and his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. In an interview with a Turkish news agency, Erekat said that U.S. policy is contrary to the decisions of international institutions, which regard East Jerusalem as territory that is "occupied" by Israel. Erekat further stated that the Palestinian Authority (PA) intends to turn once again to the UN Security Council with a request that it...
  • Breaking: Russia savages emergency UN meeting on Iran as 'harmful and destructive'

    01/04/2018 4:48:08 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    Express UK ^ | Jan 5 2018 | Dan Falvey
    The UN Security Council is holding a meeting on Friday to discuss the Iran protests. The US called for the extraordinary council sitting... Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov is reported to have said: “Iran's domestic affairs have nothing to do with the United Nations Security Council's role.” He added that the possibility of new US sanctions on Iran were “illegitimate”. Nikki Haley, the US Representative at the UN, proposed the emergency meeting of the Security Council earlier this week. Speaking on Tuesday she said: “Nowhere is the urgency of peace, security, and freedom being more tested than in Iran....
  • Israel slams India's vote for UN Jerusalem resolution

    12/28/2017 12:43:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/12/17
    Israel has protested to the government of India over the Delhi government's support of the recent motion at the United Nations General Assembly calling for the cancellation of United States President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Maariv reported. The protest comes two weeks ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's reciprocal visit to India after the visit of his counterpart Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, this past summer. Israel's Foreign Ministry refused to comment. On Twitter, Indian citizens fumed at their government's decision to vote against Israel, Mida reported. "This isn't why we voted for...