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Pacific Island links: Bainimarama's UN address, Chinese aid in the Pacific, Moana and more

By Harriet Smith, an intern with the Lowy Institute's Melanesia Program. The Prime Minister of Fiji delivered a keynote address to the UN General Assembly, during which he stated Fiji will be 'more discerning' in its choice of friends,...Show More Summary

Will Peace with the FARC End Violence in Colombia?

"I return to the United Nations today, on the International Day of Peace, to announce with all the strength of my voice and my heart, that the war in Colombia has ended" Exclaimed President Juan Manuel Santos to the General Assembly in New York this week. Show More Summary

When You Make A Deal With The Devil

This week, President Barak Obama made his final speech to the United Nations General Assembly and overall it was a very good one. In his well-written address, President Obama articulated both the socio-economic successes and struggles...Show More Summary

$56,410 Per Job? GM Could Get a Hefty Government Payout For Assembly Plant Investment

It looks like the prospect of getting a partial payback for its investment could have hastened the deal reached between General Motors Canada and its autoworkers’ union. The automaker could have up to 40 percent of the money invested...Show More Summary

A Global Timeline to Net-Zero Emissions

Last week turned out to be a busy one on the climate calendar, with multiple events across Europe and North America. In the case of the latter, Climate Week in New York, coinciding with the UN General Assembly, was the largest. In Canada the Pembina Institute held their annual Alberta Climate Summit with over 500 people packing out a conference centre in Calgary.

Speech by Sergey Lavrov at 71st UN General Assembly, by Sergey Lavrov

Mr Chairman, Ladies and gentlemen, A year ago, from the same rostrum at the anniversary session of the UN General Assembly, plenty of accurate assessments were made of the situation at this crucial stage of international development....Show More Summary

RI Scofflaw Enforcement Measure among 352 ills to Become Law without Gov. Raimondo’s Signature

Providence Journal reports, “Haas anyone seen Governor Raimondo’s pen? For the second consecutive year, Raimondo allowed more than half the bills sent to her desk by the General Assembly this past session to become law without her signature.”...Show More Summary

In the Shadow of Obama's Refugee Summit and U.N., Global Labor Movement and Immigrant Leaders Speak Out

As world leaders met in the U.N. General Assembly and the Obama administration's Leaders’ Summit to make a new commitment to address mass movements of refugees and migrants, labor and immigrant leaders gathered by the United Nations to call on governments to promote dignity and decent work for those on the move.

India at UN tells Pakistan to 'abandon dream' of Kashmir

India's foreign minister on Monday used her address at the UN General Assembly to accuse Pakistan of terrorism, warning that India will not give up control in the disputed territory of Kashmir. Tensions between the longtime rivals have spiked over a recent attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that New Delhi has blamed on Pakistan-based militants. Show More Summary

Five On Friday: Born To Run

It has been quite a week for mental health -- from the Emmys to the UN General Assembly to the release of Bruce Springsteen's autobiography, Born to Run. Important mental health issues and milestones abound, and the lyrics of Springsteen's...Show More Summary

"Food and the City" - from nutritional challenge to tasty opportunity

EATx Urban Food Systems: The Nutrition Challenge. During the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York. September 20th, 2016 Four years ago, before I founded EAT, I was a part of the Norwegian government-appointed expert panel for Sustainable City Development. Show More Summary

Here's what it takes to enter the US as a refugee

In light of the UN General Assembly adopting its recent New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants, there has been much discussion on various aspects of the acceptance of refugees in the US. Due to concerns over security risks and...Show More Summary

Bibi calls on Trump and Clinton

(Scott Johnson) Sticking around in New York following his address to the UN General Assembly last week, Benjamin Netanyahu called on both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton yesterday. We received the Trump campaign’s summary (“readout”) of the meeting. Show More Summary

Rabbiting on

Barrack Obama gives the longest speeches of any country at the UN General Assembly

Believe It Or Not, There’s An Even More Hotly Contested Election You Should Be Following

Now that the General Assembly is over, the U.N. faces a global showdown as it selects a new leader

North Korea tells UN 'going nuclear' is only option

North Korea's foreign minister on Friday told the United Nations that "going nuclear" is his country's only way to defend itself and vowed to further bolster its nuclear military forces. Speaking to the General Assembly, Ri Yong-ho said...Show More Summary

US, Russia fail to renew Syria ceasefire deal

The United States and Russia failed Friday to renew their pact to impose a ceasefire in Syria after a week of bitter diplomatic battles at the UN General Assembly. Despite the ferocity of the exchanges and the heavy fighting continuing on the ground, world powers at the meeting agreed the US-Russian talks must continue. Show More Summary

Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with Clinton and Trump on Sunday

The Israeli prime minister’s separate meetings with the presidential nominees is likely be in New York, where he is attending the UN general assembly Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sunday, campaign aides to the Democratic and Republican nominees have confirmed. Show More Summary

How To Tackle Terrorism: Iran's Rouhani V. Prince Muhammad Bin Nayef

The top priority of world leaders gathered at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 71), was combating global terrorism. The United Nations is a platform that can rally global and multi-lateral support, cooperation and efforts for counterterrorism. Show More Summary

Nigeria's Buhari appeals to world for aid

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari appealed Friday for the international community to help relieve the growing humanitarian disaster triggered by the Boko Haram insurgency in a plea for aid at the UN General Assembly. Warnings about...Show More Summary

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