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UN approves Chile's Bachelet as new human rights chief
by Edith M. Lederer - August 11, 2018 - 11:37am
Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet's unanimous approval as the next U.N. human rights chief on Friday sparked a sharp exchange between the United States and several key opponents over rights abuses —...
UN urges Myanmar to punish perpetrators of Rohingya attacks
by Edith M. Lederer - May 10, 2018 - 9:13am
The U.N. Security Council urged Myanmar's government on Wednesday to fulfill its commitment to hold perpetrators of violence against Rohingya Muslims accountable and to address the root causes that led about 700,000...
Accusations of censorship at UN on World Press Freedom Day
by Edith M. Lederer - May 4, 2018 - 9:02am
On World Press Freedom Day when the U.N. chief was touting the "invaluable" role of a free press, a U.N. panel discussion on international media freedom and fake news was suddenly postponed, sparking accusations...
North Korea denies it hacked UN database on sanctions
by Edith M. Lederer - May 3, 2018 - 8:51am
North Korea on Wednesday dismissed as "nonsense" what it said was a U.S. claim that Pyongyang hacked the database of the United Nations committee that monitors sanctions against the North, saying the Trump administration...
UN rights chief: Syria siege involved 'war crimes'
by Edith M. Lederer - March 20, 2018 - 9:10am
The U.N. human rights chief told an informal meeting of the Security Council Monday that the Syrian government's five-year siege of the Damascus suburbs of eastern Ghouta has involved "pervasive war crimes," use...
Palestinian president coming to UN to respond to Trump
by Edith M. Lederer - February 2, 2018 - 7:40am
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is coming to the U.N. Security Council later this month to respond to the Trump administration's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
US vetoes UN resolution against Trump's Jerusalem decision
by Edith M. Lederer - December 19, 2017 - 1:21am
The United States on Monday vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other U.N. Security Council members that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel,...
UN envoy: Sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes
by Edith M. Lederer - November 23, 2017 - 1:39am
Widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls have been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military and may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the U.N. envoy...
UN committee urges Myanmar to give citizenship to Rohingyas
by Edith M. Lederer - November 17, 2017 - 1:46am
A key U.N. committee overwhelmingly approved a resolution Thursday calling on Myanmar's authorities to end military operations against Rohingya Muslims, ensure their voluntary return from Bangladesh and...
Russia vetoes extending Syria chemical weapons inspectors
by Edith M. Lederer - October 24, 2017 - 3:30pm
Russia has vetoed a U.S.-sponsored U.N. resolution that would extend the work of inspectors seeking to determine who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, accusing the United States of calling the...
UN adds 32 items to list of prohibited goods for North Korea
by Edith M. Lederer - October 24, 2017 - 12:52am
A U.N. committee has added 32 items that have both civilian and military uses to a list of prohibited goods and technologies banned from sale or transfer to North Korea.
North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'
by Edith M. Lederer - October 17, 2017 - 12:41am
North Korea's deputy U.N. ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula "has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment."
North Korea accuses US of imposing an 'economic blockade'
by Edith M. Lederer - October 4, 2017 - 1:03am
North Korea's U.N. ambassador accused the United States on Tuesday of imposing "an economic blockade" on his country and deploying nuclear assets on the Korean peninsula aimed at toppling leader Kim Jong&n...
Trump and Macron take spotlight at UN but challenges are key
by Edith M. Lederer - September 19, 2017 - 5:43am
U.S. President Donald Trump and French leader Emmanuel Macron are expected to take the spotlight at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations — but it's the tough global challenges from the...
UN chief: Myanmar Rohingyas are victims of ethnic cleansing
by Edith M. Lederer - September 14, 2017 - 12:58am
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday that ethnic cleansing is taking place in Myanmar against the Rohingya Muslim minority, and the U.N. Security Council condemned the violence that...
China urges support for new Israel-Palestinian peace plan
by Edith M. Lederer - August 1, 2017 - 12:57am
China's U.N. ambassador urged the international community on Monday to support President Xi Jinping's new four-point proposal to end the decades-old Israeli-Palestinian conflict and establish an independent...
Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons
by Edith M. Lederer - July 8, 2017 - 1:48am
More than 120 countries approved the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons Friday at a U.N. meeting boycotted by all nuclear-armed nations.
Over 120 nations adopt first treaty banning nuclear weapons
by Edith M. Lederer - July 7, 2017 - 8:00pm
More than 120 countries approved the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons yesterday at a UN meeting boycotted by all nuclear-armed nations.
Official: 120-plus nations set to approve nuclear ban treaty
by Edith M. Lederer - July 7, 2017 - 1:52am
The president of the U.N. conference drafting what could be the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons said over 120 countries have agreed on the text, which is expected to be formally adopted Friday...
US is ready to use force in NKorea but prefers trade clout
by Edith M. Lederer - July 6, 2017 - 1:48am
The United States vowed Wednesday to use military force to defend the country and its allies against a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile if necessary, but said it prefers to use its clout in international...
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