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China, Russia veto US bid at UN to punish North Korea
by Philippe Rater - May 27, 2022 - 8:16am
The Security Council resolution put forward by the United States would have reduced the amount of oil North Korea could legally import as punishment for a test Wednesday of an intercontinental ballistic missile...
Ukraine invasion places sharp new focus on calls for UN reform
by Philippe Rater - April 10, 2022 - 10:57am
Beyond the veto question, and the lack of international balance among Security Council members — no African or Latin American country holds a permanent seat — the Council grants a near-monopoly on some...
UN General Assembly demands Russia withdraw from Ukraine
by Philippe Rater - March 3, 2022 - 8:57am
The UN General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly adopted a resolution that "demands" Russia "immediately" withdraw from Ukraine, in a powerful rebuke of Moscow's invasion by a vast majority of the world's&nb...
UN General Assembly to vote on demand Russia withdraw from Ukraine
by Philippe Rater - March 2, 2022 - 4:46pm
After more than 100 countries spoke during two days of extraordinary debate, the UN General Assembly was poised to vote Wednesday on whether it will vigorously deplore Russia's invasion of Ukraine and demand Moscow...
Unusual UN meet to close without Taliban, Myanmar speeches
by Philippe Rater - September 27, 2021 - 10:05am
The UN General Assembly in New York ends Monday but without speeches by those in power in Afghanistan and Myanmar, one of many quirks at this year's diplomatic marathon that saw 100 leaders defy coronavirus fears...
UN adopts resolution urging equitable access to vaccines
by Philippe Rater - February 27, 2021 - 2:23pm
The UN Security Council gave unanimous approval Friday to a resolution calling for improved access to COVID-19 vaccines in conflict-hit or impoverished countries, diplomats said.
UN adopts resolution calling for pandemic-related halt to conflicts
by Philippe Rater - July 2, 2020 - 7:32am
The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for "an immediate cessation of hostilities in all situations" on the Security Council's agenda.
UN chief: COVID-19 signals need for global approach to problems
by Philippe Rater - June 26, 2020 - 8:06am
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday  called on the world to strengthen multilateral cooperation, saying a global approach has been the key to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
India, Mexico, Norway, Ireland elected to UN Security Council
by Philippe Rater - June 19, 2020 - 7:56am
The UN General Assembly elected on Wednesday four new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022, with Canada losing out again and the battle for the African seat going to a second round.
As US pulls back, China builds influence at UN
by Philippe Rater - April 18, 2020 - 11:41am
As President Donald Trump announces a halt in World Health Organization funding, accusing it of kowtowing to China over the coronavirus outbreak, Beijing is building on a well-established strategy of leveraging...
US warns North Korea of consequences for 'Christmas gift'
by Philippe Rater - December 12, 2019 - 9:43am
The United States on Wednesday warned North Korea of consequences if it makes good on threats of a spectacular weapons test in the New Year, while offering flexibility if it stays in talks.
UN chief basks in climate spotlight, amid global conflict clouds
by Philippe Rater - September 22, 2019 - 1:24pm
On Monday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will position himself on the frontline against climate change as he presides over a UN emergency summit, a role some say he turned to after difficulties in resolving...
Russia blocks publication of UN report critical of North Korea
by Philippe Rater - August 31, 2018 - 8:56am
Russia has blocked the publication of a UN report on the implementation of sanctions against North Korea because it disagrees with some of the findings, Moscow's ambassador to the world body said Thursday.
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