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High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era: A Special Collection

Margaret Kruk, Hannah Leslie, and Muhammad Ali Pate introduce the PLOS Collection on High-Quality Health Systems in the Sustainable Development Goal Era. In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 17 Sustainable Development

HRC Commemorates Human Rights Day with Advocates & Allies of the Year Awards

Post submitted by Jay Gilliam, HRC Global Senior Global Programs Officer On December 10, HRC commemorates Human Rights Day, marking the date in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Show More Summary

UN seeks to relaunch probe into chief's 1961 death

A Swedish-backed resolution circulating at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday seeks to relaunch an investigation into the death of the world body's late chief Dag Hammarskjold, who was killed in a 1961 plane crash in Africa. Show More Summary

U.N. urges global truce during Winter Olympics

In a consensus action that included North Korea and South Korea, the United Nations General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution asking all nations to observe an “Olympic truce” during the 2018 Winter Games in February. The 17-day sporting event is to be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, about...

‘The American People Have Spoken’

The United Nations General Assembly is home to many of the worst and most dishonest speeches ever given on the Planet Earth, but on November 1, the U.S. ambassador, Nikki Haley, delivered one of the great speeches of the year. In a hall...Show More Summary

Nikki Haley tells United Nations: You're not the boss of U.S.

Ambassador Nikki Haley blasted the United Nations Wednesday in a defiant speech to the 193-member General Assembly before it adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic … Click to Continue »

Egypt and Russia Must Not Be Allowed To Remove Inclusive Language from UN’s Olympics Resolution

In advance of each Olympics, the United Nations General Assembly passes an “Olympic Truce Resolution” to pledge support for the Olympic spirit, for the athletes and for the host country. The resolution includes a reference to “Principle...Show More Summary

U.N. calls again for end of U.S. embargo on Cuba

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for an end to the U.S. economic embargo on Cuba, with the United States voting against it after abstaining last year for the first time in 25 years.

U.S. to vote against U.N. resolution calling for end to Cuba embargo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States will vote against a U.N. General Assembly resolution on Wednesday calling for the lifting of the decades-old U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, reversing an abstention by Washington last year.

Iran says its president turned down a meeting with Trump

Iran's foreign ministry says that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani turned down a meeting with President Donald Trump during his visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly … Click to Continue »

North Korea says it is not interested in diplomacy until it has missile capable of hitting America

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

Donald Trump has publicly traded insults with him, giving him the nickname "Rocket Man" and referring to him as such during the president's speech in front of the United Nations General Assembly. Just last week Pyongyang warned Mr Trump's "reckless moves" could hurt Guam, the US territory island in the Pacific approximately 2,100 miles (3,425 km) southeast of North Korea.

Our Demagogue

Want to listen to this article out loud? Hear it on Slate Voice. On Tuesday, as world leaders addressed the United Nations General Assembly, diplomats were lectured by an authoritarian, a torture apologist, a pillage enthusiast, a race-baiter, and a sectarian demagogue. Show More Summary

Trump Approves Broad Strategy on Iran, but No Decision Yet on Scrapping Nuclear Deal

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

President Trump has been expected to withdraw certification of the nuclear deal since he declared at the United Nations General Assembly that the agreement was “embarrassing to the United States.”

Mnuchin Fails The ‘Mnuchin Test’

Anthony Behar/Sipa USA via AP Images Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin speaks at a press briefing at the Hilton Midtown hotel during the United Nations General Assembly.  rickle-downers_35.jpg A fter the populist surge that put Donald Trump in the White House, Steve Mnuchin tried to rebrand himself as a man of the people. Show More Summary

The secret behind Ri Yong Ho, North Korea's fire-breathing spokesman

During the recent United Nations General Assembly meeting, he emerged as the fire-breathing mouthpiece of North Korea’s inflammatory government. Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho mocked Donald Trump as “President Evil” and offered up sound bites about detonating nuclear bombs over the Pacific and shooting...

Is the UN worth the traffic headache for New York?

Traffic slowed to a crawl on East 42nd Street last week thanks to the United Nations General Assembly. Streets were narrowed by cones and security barricades to create dedicated lanes for convoys of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Stealing from the past is destroying the future.

3 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) & Director-General of the UN Office in Vienna (UNOV) reminds collectors during the UN General Assembly - to look more closely at their antiquities purchases to ensure they are not contributing to the destruction of world heritage sites or funding organized crime.

Venezuela: Trump acted like 'the world's emperor' at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela's top diplomat accused U.S. President Donald Trump Monday of acting like "the world's emperor," batting back Trump's biting rebukes of Venezuela on the global stage of the U.N. General Assembly.

Trump Called Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’ And Twitter Just Can’t

The President made the comment during his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly.

Watch live: Justin Trudeau addresses the United Nations

The Prime Minister will be speaking at the UN General Assembly at 1 pm ET today The post Watch live: Justin Trudeau addresses the United Nations appeared first on Macleans.ca.

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