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New York, The quality of a civilization, depends on how it treats the weak, the indigent, the elderly, the persons with disability, and by the place it gives them in community life, the representative of the Holy See told the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, urging everyone to value all human life and human dignity. more
At UN, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister calls for ‘commitment to continue fighting for peace’ amid threats to sustainable development

New York,  While the world was in the midst of a crisis largely sparked by interventionism and “savage capitalism”, Nicaragua continued to bolster peace, strengthen secur ...

Thailand endorses Secretary-General’s call to make UN more effective, Minister tells General Assembly

New York,  The United Nations needs to adapt to meet the challenges facing the world, Thailand’s Deputy Foreign Minister Virasakdi Futrakul told the General Assembly on Monday, ...

Global Goals promise to ‘leave no one behind’ is key for middle-income countries, Belarusian minister tells UN Assembly

New York, In spite of the criticism levelled against the United Nations, there is no other such platform for cooperation or a multilateral mechanism based on “equal and respectful a ...

Unfair, misapplied global policies stack odds against island States, Saint Lucia tells UN Assembly

New York,  At the United Nations General Assembly on Friday, Allen Michael Chastanet, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, painted a dire picture of the challenges natural hazards pose for ...

Address shared challenges by supporting ‘collective efforts’ and reform, Albania’s President says at UN

New York, At the United Nations General Assembly’s annual debate on Friday, Albanian President, Ilir Meta told world leaders that “we continue to see the UN as a multilateral ...

Conflict can lead to positive change, ‘if we learn from it’, South Sudan tells UN Assembly

New York, Drawing lessons from conflict – particularly the causes and ultimate resolution – can be a vehicle for positive change, South Sudan’s Vice-President told world ...

‘Jerusalem is not for sale’ Palestinian President Abbas tells world leaders at UN Assembly

New York,  Taking the podium of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Mahmoud Abbas declared that “Jerusalem is not for sale and the Palestinian people&rsq ...

Cyprus President urges collective leadership to address ‘root causes’ of world’s crises

New York,  “Blatant violations of international law” were foremost on the mind of Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus, as he brought the issue to the United Nations G ...

‘Path to peace’ on Korean Peninsula only possible through diplomacy and full denuclearization: US tells Security Council

New York,  If the leadership of North Korea follows a diplomatic path to end its nuclear weapons programme, then a “much brighter future lies ahead” for its people, the U ...