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United Nations
Thursday, December 11th 2014 - 11:23 UTC

Human Rights Day should be extended to every day of the year, says UN

“Violations of human rights are more than personal tragedies,” Mr. Ban said. “They are alarm bells that may warn of a much bigger crisis.

The universal reach of human rights should not be restricted to one day alone but extended to every day of the year, top United Nations officials declared on Wednesday, 10 December, as they marked Human Rights Day – an annual UN-backed event commemorating the date on which the General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Wednesday, December 10th 2014 - 08:02 UTC

Falklands' sovereignty bilateral talks requested by leaders' summit in Mexico

Negotiations should be in the framework of resolutions from the United Nations, Organization of American States including the principle of territorial integrity.

Argentina managed to include a special statement on the Falklands/Malvinas question, at the end of the Ibero American leaders summit held in Mexico, calling on both sides of the dispute, Argentina and the UK, to resume negotiations, in the shortest time possible, to reach a peaceful solution to the sovereignty dispute over the Malvinas, South Georgia, South Sandwich islands and surrounding maritime spaces.

Monday, November 3rd 2014 - 09:11 UTC

Argentina and Brazil elected to the UN Economic and Social Council

ESOCOC has 54 members which are elected respecting a regional balance

Argentina and Brazil were elected by the United Nations General Assembly as members of the UN Economic and Social Council, ESOCOC for a period of three years beginning next January first. Argentina received 182 out of 186 votes.

Friday, October 17th 2014 - 06:15 UTC

Venezuela celebrates Security Council seas as “a victory of Hugo Chavez”

”This is the victory of Hugo Chavez. He keeps winning battles in the world (...) It's a day in which the world has supported our fatherland,” said Maduro

Venezuela celebrated on Thursday as a great diplomatic success “and a victory of Hugo Chavez”, having been voted by the UN General Assembly to join the Security Council for two years as a non permanent member.

Wednesday, October 8th 2014 - 03:46 UTC

World Bank supports Argentina, favors institutional frame for 'holdouts'

“I welcome Argentina’s initiative in the UN and every way in which these problems can be solved”, said economist Augusto De la Torre

World Bank Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean Augusto De la Torre has said the ongoing conflict between Argentina and holdout creditors is due to the “lack of international debt regulation frames”, and favored Argentina's initiative in the UN to “solve the situation.”

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 19:45 UTC

Matthew Rycroft has been appointed as UK Permanent Representative to UN

Mr. Rycroft has been British Ambassador in Bosnia and earlier in his career had postings in Washington, Paris and the UN in Geneva

Matthew Rycroft CBE has been appointed as the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York in succession to Sir Mark Lyall-Grant KCMG, who will be transferring to another Diplomatic Service appointment. Mr Rycroft will take up his appointment during April 2015.

Saturday, September 27th 2014 - 08:13 UTC

Guest post: the UN is not the solution for a rogue debtor

UN resolution 2065/1965 urged London and Buenos Aires to negotiate Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty but nearly 50 years later the Islands continue disputed

By Arturo Porzecanski of American University (*) - Jose Antonio Ocampo, a former United Nations official and co-president with Prof. Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University’s Initiative for Policy Dialogue, which promotes the adoption of heterodox economic policies in developing countries, recently wrote a guest post welcoming a UN General Assembly resolution calling for the launch of negotiations on a multilateral framework for sovereign debt restructuring.

Wednesday, September 17th 2014 - 01:52 UTC

UN hails progress achieved in reducing damage to the ozone layer

”Let us learn from this example and apply its lesson to the urgent task of addressing the climate challenge” said Ban Ki-moon

United Nations officials hailed on Tuesday the progress made in reducing damage to the ozone layer and the vital role played by one of the most successful environmental treaties in history in phasing out ozone-depleting substances.

Monday, September 15th 2014 - 04:07 UTC

Spanish Judge Garzon praises Argentina's sovereign payment bill and UN resolution

”The UN’s decision “represents a victory for Argentina and for the countries that are victims of the predatory practices” of international funds, said Garzon

Former Spanish Judge and Human Rights activist Baltasar Garzon praised the Sovereign Payment law approved by Argentina’s Congress last week and described the United Nation’s resolution for the creation of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring process as “essential.”

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 05:13 UTC

Venezuela quietly working to ensure a seat at the UN Security Council

When Chavez last tried for a seat in 2006, the United States succeeded in torpedoing his campaign. This year, Washington has been mum.

Venezuela’s populist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chavez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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