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Tag: United Nations

  • Tuesday, April 4th 2017 - 07:32 UTC

    Trump administration begins to cut UN funding: UNFPA first target

    This is the first of the promised cuts to US financial contributions to the UN by the Trump administration.

    United States has withdrawn funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), an agency that promotes family planning in more than 150 countries. The state department said the UNFPA “supports or participates in the management of a program of coercive abortion or involuntary sterilization”.

  • Saturday, March 25th 2017 - 09:44 UTC

    Maduro asks United Nations to help with supplies of medicines

    ``I've asked for support from the United Nations to help treat the economic and social injuries that have hit our people,'' Maduro said on national television

    Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has asked for help from the United Nations to boost the country's supplies of medicines. Maduro said the UN had the expertise to normalize the supply and distribution of drugs in the country.

  • Thursday, March 9th 2017 - 21:21 UTC

    UN message: “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”

    Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in the public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation.

    International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities, reads the United Nations message.

  • Thursday, January 19th 2017 - 07:43 UTC

    Falklands congratulates Guterres and asks C24 respects right to self determination

    The letter to Antonio Guterres was addressed by MLA Dr. Barry Elsby, Chair of the month of the Falklands' Legislative Assembly

    The Falkland Islands elected government has sent a letter to the United Nation Secretary General Antonio Guterres congratulating him on his appointment, and also requesting his good offices to ensure that the UN Decolonization Committee (C24) fulfills its mandate and respects the right of Self-Determination as enshrined in the UN Charter.

  • Monday, January 2nd 2017 - 07:13 UTC

    Guterres new UN chief call to make 2017 a Year for Peace

    On this New Year’s Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year’s resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first.

    In his first day at the helm of the United Nations, Secretary General António Guterres today pledged to make 2017 a year for peace.“On this New Year's Day, I ask all of you to join me in making one shared New Year's resolution: Let us resolve to put peace first,” said Mr. Guterres in an appeal for peace. He said one question weighs heavy on his heart. “That is: how can we help the millions of people caught up in conflict, suffering massively in wars with no end in sight?”

  • Tuesday, December 13th 2016 - 07:32 UTC

    Guterres sworn in as UN Secretary General: pledges more delivery and less on process

    Guterres said he would make conflict prevention his top priority. “Where prevention fails, we must do more to resolve conflicts,” he said

    Portugal's António Guterres was sworn in Monday as the ninth U.N. secretary-general. “The United Nations needs to be nimble, efficient and effective,” Guterres told member states. “It must focus more on delivery and less on process; more on people and less on bureaucracy,” he said.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 11:03 UTC

    Spain and UK agree a more constructive approach on Gibraltar dispute at UN

    The consensus decision sets out UK/Spain conflicting positions on Gibraltar, and including – for the first time – Britain’s double-lock commitment on sovereignty.

    The UN General Assembly’s Fourth Committee adopted this week a consensus decision setting out the conflicting positions of the British and Spanish governments on Gibraltar, and including – for the first time – Britain’s double-lock commitment on sovereignty. The decision was agreed by Britain and Spain despite the starkly contrasting views set out at the last session of the Fourth Committee in October, as reported by the Gibraltar Chronicle.

  • Tuesday, October 25th 2016 - 12:10 UTC

    FCO Minister, Baroness Anelay, marks UN Day on its 70th anniversary

    FCO Minister Baroness Anelay said the ambitions upon which the UN was founded remain as relevant today as they were 70 years ago.

    As Minister responsible for the United Nations, I see UN Day as a day of reflection about why the UN matters. The UN celebrated its 70th anniversary earlier this year, and the ambitions upon which the UN was founded remain as relevant and important today as they were at its inception.

  • Tuesday, October 25th 2016 - 08:46 UTC

    Ban Ki-moon´s last UN Day speech; Guterres takes over next January

    “Together, we have put in place some solid foundations for shared progress – which we must build on by working even harder”, said Ban Ki-moon

    In his last United Nations Day message as Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon recognized the efforts of courageous UN staff members who are on the frontlines of disaster and violence and continue to respond to the plight of the vulnerable people across the world.

  • Tuesday, October 18th 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Argentina congratulates Guterres on appointment as next UN Secretary General

    The Argentine government also wishes the best of successes to Mr. Antonio Guterres as head of UN

    Argentina extended on Monday its congratulations to Portuguese former prime minister and ex UN High commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres for his appointment by the UN General Assembly as the next UN Secretary General for the 2017/2021 period.