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United Nations
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.

Saturday, May 21st 2016 - 08:17 UTC

Argentina nominates Susana Malcorra candidate for UN Secretary General post

 Susana Malcorra has conditions and capacities to amply comply with the tasks of the UN Secretary General office, wrote Macri in the letter

President Mauricio Macri on Friday made official the nomination of Susana Malcorra as a candidate to the post of United Nations Secretary General, underlining that the diplomatic experience of the Argentine foreign minister will contribute to provide “creative solutions” to the challenges faced by the UN organization.

Monday, May 16th 2016 - 05:20 UTC

Malcorra's UN potential nomination sets off speculation about several names to replace her

Malcorra faces major hurdles: Ban Ki-moon's successor should now come from Eastern Europe and the Security Council, where she could meet a UK veto

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra manifest intention of becoming the first woman Secretary General of the United Nations, which has the support from president Mauricio Macri administration has set out domestic and international speculation.

Wednesday, May 11th 2016 - 09:48 UTC

Argentina prepared to support Malcorra's nomination to UN Secretary General post

On her return Ms Malcorra is scheduled to hold a meeting with president Macri to address the UN candidacy issue which is supported by the Argentine government.

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra most probably will be sponsored by president Mauricio Macri as a candidate to replace the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who is stepping down next November, according to government sources quoted by La Nacion.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 16:38 UTC

UN highlights link between press freedom and development

“All too often, journalists are threatened, harassed, obstructed or even killed in the pursuit of information”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for 2016 - Human rights, democratic societies and sustainable development depend on the free flow of information. And the right to information depends on press freedom. Each year, we observe World Press Freedom Day to emphasize these fundamental principles, to protect the independence of the media and to honour media workers who risk and have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 11:00 UTC

Rousseff avoids the word 'coup' at the UN, but admits the grave moment Brazil is undergoing

Proclaiming that her “soul had been cleansed,” Rousseff said she was newly determined to lead Latin America’s largest country

With the prospect of an impeachment trial that can have her out of office next May, Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff appealed for international support on Friday during a visit to New York, broadcasting her claims that the campaign to oust her from office was little more than a coup d’état.

Saturday, April 23rd 2016 - 07:49 UTC

Di Caprio addresses the UN on Earth Day and to celebrate the Paris Agreement

“We can congratulate each other, but it will mean absolutely nothing if you return home to your countries and fail to push beyond the promises of this historic agreement.”

This year, the United Nations has decided to celebrate Earth Day, 22 April, in a very special way, by signing the Paris Agreement: a landmark climate change accord that came out of negotiations at the COP21 climate summit in Paris last December. This, of course, was extremely great news for climate advocates and ambassadors all over the world, including Oscar-winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Leonardo Di Caprio.

Thursday, April 21st 2016 - 11:22 UTC

Rousseff will claim before UN she is victim of a “coup d'état without weapons”

Rousseff aides said the populist leader would attend a U.N. event Friday in New York, where she will denounce as illegal the attempt to impeach her.

Embattled Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will travel to New York in a bid to rally international support against her impeachment, leaving behind a Cabinet paralyzed by political crisis as another minister defected Wednesday.

Saturday, April 16th 2016 - 08:45 UTC

OAS chief meets Rousseff and disagrees with the impeachment process

Almagro said OAS has made a detailed analysis of the impeachment process against Dilma, and has concluded that it does not fit within the rules of this process.

Brazilian president President Dilma Rousseff received on Friday in Brasilia the Organization of American States, (OAS), Secretary General Luis Almagro to discuss on the current situation in the country, some regional issues and the role played by OAS.

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