Category Archives: UN

UN chief blasts governments as COP25 gets underway

‘If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself,’ Guterres says. By Kalina Oroschakoff MADRID — U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday blasted the world’s big emitters for failing to cut greenhouse gases. “All the main emitters must do more,” he said at the formal opening of the COP25 climate summit. That includes boosting climate commitments under

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UN Committee approved resolution on protection of human rights in Crimea. Main provisions

Today, November 15, the Third Committee of the General Assembly of the United Nations, approved the resolution “On the protection of human rights in Crimea under the conditions of Russian occupation.” The Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the UN reported on results of the vote. 67 members of the committee supported the resolution, 23 were against, including representatives of Russia

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Venezuela wins seat on UN Human Rights Council

Venezuela has won a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, despite widespread criticism of its poor human rights record. A UN General Assembly meeting in Geneva saw the Latin American country elected to one of 14 new seats on the 47-member body. Nicolás Maduro’s government hailed it as an “important achievement”. His administration is accused of jailing, torturing

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Sentsov provides UN human rights mission in Ukraine with information about his captivity in Russia

The mission plans to interview all detainees released in a major Ukraine-Russia prisoner swap on September 7, 2019. Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who has recently been freed from Russian captivity, has provided the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine with information about his unlawful imprisonment in the Russian Federation. “Oleh Sentsov visited our office today. We spoke about

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UN Slams Human Rights Violations in Crimea

The United Nations has decried human rights violations in Russian-held Crimea and conflict-torn eastern Ukraine. Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014, a land grab that Western countries have refused to recognize. The Crimean Tatars, a predominantly Muslim ethnic minority, have largely opposed Moscow’s 2014 annexation of the peninsula and has seen its local self-governing body banned as an

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Russia Summons Senior U.S. Diplomat Over UN Visa Row

Russia on Tuesday summoned a senior U.S. diplomat in Moscow to protest over what it said was Washington’s unacceptable refusal to issue visas to members of a Russian delegation traveling to the United Nations General Assembly. The Kremlin promised a tough response and said Jon Huntsman, the U.S. ambassador in Moscow, had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry, but Russian

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Ukraine: White House announces first meeting of Trump and Zelensky

23:17, 19 September 2019 The meeting will take place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky will be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York next week. This is stated on the White House website following a telephone conversation

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“Procedural win”: UNGA includes situation in occupied Donbas, Crimea on agenda of the “high-level week”

21:00, 16 September 2019 The 74th session begins tomorrow, while its high-level week will be held Sept 23-27. Public Domain Pictures The United Nations General Assembly included an item on the situation in the occupied Ukrainian territories on the agenda of the plenary week at the level of heads of state and government, which will begin on Sept 23, that’s according

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UN: Russia violates human rights in occupied Crimea

The secretary general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has published the international organisation’s first report investigating human rights abuses in Ukraine’s Russian-occupied region of Crimea. According to the report, major violations have occurred in the five years since Russia invaded the region, affecting the basic human, political, civic and religious rights of Crimea’s citizens. The United Nations claims that

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UN reports on human rights abuses in occupied Crimea

In particular, the report calls on Russia to fulfill its human rights obligations under international humanitarian law. The United Nations has released a report by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on human rights abuses in the occupied Crimea. The text of the report, which will be presented on September 23 at the 74th session of the UN, is published on the official

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Russia, U.S. Engage In War Of Words Over Arms Treaty At UN

August 23, 2019 01:10 GMT Acting U.S. Ambassador to the UN Jonathan Cohen asked Russia to explain explosion at military base Russia and the United States exchanged accusations at the United Nations over the abandonment a landmark arms control treaty, with each side accusing the other of endangering global security. In the August 22 session, Moscow criticized what it called

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Czaputowicz: UN doesn’t accept idea of appointing special envoy for Ukraine

Poland’s proposal to appoint a special envoy of the UN Secretary-General for Ukraine was not accepted by the organization. Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said this in an exclusive commentary to an Ukrinform correspondent in New York. New tools are needed to find a solution that would stop the war in Ukraine, Czaputowicz noted. “We previously suggested using some other

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