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New York, Sept 25 (JEN) Instability, injustices and increasingly frequent natural disasters are precluding the international community from achieving gains that protect people’s welfare and the environment, the Sultan of Brunei said on Thursday, calling on delegations at the annual United Nations General Assembly debate to take concerted, unified action. more
'The future of Africa is in unity', says Niger's President, among continental leaders at UN Assembly

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) Addressing the United Nations General Assembly at its annual high-level debate, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger warned on Thursday against attempts to balkanize Africa a ...

UN rights chief condemns ‘brutal’ killings by ISIL of women politicians in Iraq

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) The United Nations human rights chief on Thursday condemned the recent brutal, cold-blooded slaying by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) of human rights ...

Sri Lanka’s President tells UN Assembly post-2015 agenda must address structural obstacles to development

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) The President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa in his address to world leaders at the United Nations this evening, said that the post-2015 agenda must focus on strengt ...

Commending Yemenis on peace pact, Ban urges partners to step up support

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday commended the Yemeni parties for reaching a peace pact, and called on the country’s partners to scale up support to ...

At UN Assembly, Mongolian leader underscores needs of landlocked developing countries

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) Spotlighting the concerns of least-developed land-locked countries, the President of Mongolia on Wednesday told the United Nations General Assembly that the newly cre ...

At UN event, officials call for ensuring ‘fundamental human right’ to quality education

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) Despite global gains in the number of children enrolled in school, many of the world’s students fail to leave their educational experiences with the skills ne ...

Indonesian President urges UN Assembly to ‘push frontiers of nationalism into new globalism’

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) With strong commitment and political will, the impossible could become possible, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of Indonesia, said on Wednesday, telling politica ...

In first address to UN Assembly, Turkish President urges support for victims of terrorism

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) With more than 1.5 million refugees seeking refuge in Turkey, President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called for international support to aid victims of terrorism, whil ...

Security Council high-level summit tackles growing threat of foreign terrorist fighters

New York, Sept 25 (JEN) Responding to an unprecedented flow of foreign terrorist fighters and the growth of facilitation networks fuelling conflicts around the world, the United Nations Secu ...