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26 сентября, 04:51

At UN Assembly, Japanese Prime Minister defends free trade

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Addressing world leaders at the General Assembly’s annual general debate, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a strong case for free trade, highlighting its benefits for countries with little natural resources.

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26 сентября, 04:25

Climate change and multilateralism figure high on first day of UN General Assembly debate

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If there was one issue that was a recurrent theme on Tuesday on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual general debate, it was the potentially catastrophic impact of climate change , from Secretary-General António Guterres’s opening address warning global Heads of State and Government  that “its speed has provoked a sonic boom SOS across the world”, to individual leaders highlighting their individual vulnerabilities.

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26 сентября, 04:12

Dialogue and multilateralism key to tackling global challenges France’s Macron says at UN, urging leaders not to accept ‘our world unraveling’

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Deploring what he saw as a “deep crisis” of the traditional international order, French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday warned from the rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly against the temptation towards unilateralism and pleaded for a “new global balance”, crafted by all countries working together.

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26 сентября, 03:22

No country can solve its challenges ‘in isolation,’ Gambia President tells UN Assembly

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Amid complex global multilateral challenges, Adama Barrow, President of the Gambia, told the United Nations Assembly on Tuesday that “no country can thrive or solve all its challenges in isolation.”

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26 сентября, 03:03

Developing countries ‘losing out’ in a world not governed by laws, Egyptian President says at UN Assembly

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The nations losing out the most in a world not governed by laws or the founding principles of United Nations, are developing countries, the President of Egypt told leaders at the General Assembly on Tuesday, outlining priorities that must be addressed to meet the aspirations of people everywhere.

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26 сентября, 02:27

Nigerian President calls for global action on climate change, Lake Chad crisis

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A variety of “festering” causes and effects surround crises around the world, Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, said on Tuesday, speaking on the first day of the high-level portion of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate.

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26 сентября, 02:26

UN News Daily Guide: more major speeches, migration and human rights, beating TB

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On the occasion of the 73rd General Assembly, the UN is hosting a plethora of events with some of the world’s most prominent leaders and experts, to set the pace on dozens of critical global topics. To help you navigate and make sure you don’t miss out on anything important, UN News has prepared this third daily guide to what’s going on.

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26 сентября, 02:00

Violence against the LGBTI community: UN focuses on ‘need to challenge hatred’

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As the United Nations celebrates 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a high-level event on extrajudicial, summary and arbitrary killings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) persons around the world, heard event moderator and Executive Director of OutRight Action International, Jessica Stern, describe the challenges facing the community as nothing short of a “global crisis”.

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26 сентября, 01:50

UN Chief joins world leaders in calling for greater investment in Africa’s young people

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday joined world leaders in calling for greater investment in jobs for young people in Africa, calling them the continent’s “greatest asset.” 

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26 сентября, 01:45

Denouncing US decision to pull out of nuclear deal, Iranian President says talks can resume, but threats and sanctions must end

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday strongly denounced the United States’ decision to withdraw from the 2015 international nuclear deal and said President Donald Trump’s actions to weaken or undercut global institutions showed total disregard for international order.

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26 сентября, 00:07

At UN Assembly, Mexico says world headed back to isolationism, protectionist systems

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Addressing world leaders on the first day of United Nations General Assembly’s annual general debate, Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico, warned against isolationism and protectionism, and urged on UN Member States to counter the troubling trends by bolstering multilateralism.

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25 сентября, 23:30

Jordan calls on UN Assembly to take ‘collective action’ over Middle East crisis; Syria conflict

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King Adbullah II of Jordan told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that “challenges do not make collective action and mutual respect less important,” and spotlighted the need for all countries to “pull together to get [the Middle East] peace process back on track.”