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United Nations
Tuesday, September 27th 2016 - 06:31 UTC

Guterres remains top choice to succeed Ban Ki-moon; Malcorra ranked fourth

Guterres, ex Portuguses prime minister picked up 12 votes of encouragement, two “discourage” votes and one “no opinion”, the same result as the previous vote.

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres maintained his lead in the race to become the next UN secretary-general following a fifth straw poll by the Security Council on Monday, diplomats said. Argentina's Susana Malcorra came in fourth and the best placed woman for the job.

Tuesday, August 30th 2016 - 07:16 UTC

Guterres remains frontrunner for UN top job; Malcorra drops to fifth position

It is the third time that Guterres has taken the number one spot in the contest to succeed Ban Ki-moon, who steps down on December 31

Portugal's former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held Monday, diplomats said. Guterres, who served as UN refugee chief for 10 years, received 11 votes of encouragement, three “discourage” votes and one “no opinion” during the informal vote by the 15-member Security Council.

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:24 UTC

Ban Ki-moon praises Argentina's commitment with the UN and cooperation with other countries

 “I count on Argentina’s support in the critical years ahead as we work together to achieve SDGs and provide peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet”

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon applauded on Monday Argentina's commitment and strong partnership with the UN and its cooperation with other countries. Ban Ki-moon arrived in Buenos Aires from Paraguay and previously from Brazil where he was part of the inauguration of the Rio Olympic Games.

Monday, July 25th 2016 - 11:11 UTC

Malcorra disappointed with leaks from confidential process to chose Bam Ki'-moon successor

“Although results of the talks are confidential, I am grateful for all the support received and much value the confidence in my aspiration” said Ms Malcorra

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra confirmed that the United Nations Security Council held its first informal round of consultations among hopefuls for the UN Secretary General post, and underlined that the results of such talks are confidential, and there will be further such meetings, the first step in a long process.

Thursday, June 23rd 2016 - 15:16 UTC

Falklands defend their right to self-determination at UN Decolonisation Committee in New York

Falkland Islands Government (FIG) representatives, Mike Summers and Gavin Short  today spoke at the United Nations (UN) Decolonisation Committee in New York,

Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly members, Mike Summers and Gavin Short, speaking early today at the Special Committee on Decolonisation at the United Nations in New York argued that the Falkland Islands and its people have the right to determine their own future. Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra is scheduled to present Argentina’s case to the C24 claiming Argentine sovereignty over the Falkland Islands later this afternoon.

Saturday, June 18th 2016 - 04:34 UTC

Malcorra will present the Malvinas case before C24 next Thursday

In New York Malcorra will attend the C24 annual session representing Argentina, when Falklands lawmakers will also be making their position

Argentine foreign minister Susana Malcorra will be absent from the debate on the Venezuelan situation scheduled for next Thursday in Washington, since that same day she will be attending the UN Special Decolonization Committee when the Falklands/Malvinas issue is to be addressed.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:02 UTC

Argentina calls on UK to strengthen bilateral relations and for Malvinas dialogue

On 10 June, Argentine recalls the creation in 1829 of the Political and Military Command of the Malvinas Islands under Vernet

The Argentine government reiterates its full willingness for an open dialogue with the United Kingdom to strengthen the bilateral relation and indentify possible cooperation areas in the South Atlantic. Likewise it invites the UK to resume negotiations on the Malvinas question in the framework of the UN General Assembly resolution 2065, according to an official statement from the Argentine foreign ministry released on Friday.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 07:31 UTC

UK dilemma with Malcorra at the UN, “a candidate favoured by Washington”

On Tuesday Susana Malcorra will present her vision to the United Nations in a set of hustings that will now be closely watched

Britain is facing a diplomatic dilemma since it seems quite clear that the US administration of Barack Obama favours the Argentine candidate and current foreign affairs minister Susana Malcorra as the next UN Secretary General, according to an article published on the Sunday edition of The Telegraph and written by Peter Foster, Europe editor and Harriet Alexander, New York editor.

Saturday, May 28th 2016 - 05:53 UTC

Falklands claim and UN chief post bid', “not incompatible” for Argentine minister Malcorra

“What we have been saying regarding the Malvinas is what we have said since the day we took office ... and I see no incompatibility” between that and becoming secretary-general, Malcorra said

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra said on Friday she believes there's no conflict of interest between her bid to be the next U.N. secretary-general and her ministerial work including pressing Argentina's sovereignty claim over the disputed Falkland Islands.

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:46 UTC

Malcorra successfully completes negotiations with China and meets on Monday in Buenos Aires with Serra

On Thursday Malcorra met her peer Wang Yi and said projects signed with Beijing were reviewed satisfactorily, and the strategic association was ratified

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra held another round of talks with high level Chinese officers in Beijing, as part of her official visit to China to promote trade, investment and the special strategic relation between the two countries. But also cut short her visit to other countries to be back in Buenos Aires next Monday in time to meet with her new Brazilian peer, Jose Serra to address the bilateral agenda and Mercosur among other issues.

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