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United Nations
Wednesday, July 29th 2015 - 06:58 UTC

UN committee agrees on nine principles for restructuring sovereign debts

“This constitutes a historic moment when it comes to resolving the issues of foreign debt restructuring,” said Llorenti, chair of the UN ad hoc committee

A United Nations committee, after six months work, on Tuesday, unanimously adopted a “historic” report that establishes nine principles for restructuring sovereign debt, the committee's chair Sacha Llorenti of Bolivia told reporters.

Wednesday, July 29th 2015 - 06:43 UTC

Maduro formally requests UN mediation in border dispute with Guyana

“We will continue to work through diplomatic means,” Maduro said after the meeting. “We will overcome the provocations and aggressions of Granger.”

Venezuela's president Nicolas Maduro said he asked U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for U.N. mediation in his country's century-old border dispute with neighboring Guyana. The controversy was discussed by Maduro and Ban at a meeting Tuesday morning in New York.

Wednesday, July 15th 2015 - 05:35 UTC

Guyana declines UN good offices since they have only 'helped Venezuela'

Greenidge’s remarks came less than a week after Venezuela officially asked UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new Good Officer.

Guyana is no longer interested in the UN Good Offices Process as a means to settle its century-old border dispute with Venezuela, Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge said on Monday in a news briefing live-streamed online.

Thursday, June 25th 2015 - 14:37 UTC

”Argentina seeks to colonize the Falklands against the wishes of its people”

“Up-holding the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories is your single and solemn duty” pointed out MLA Summers

Falkland Islands lawmaker Mike Summers called on the UN Special Decolonisation Committee to uphold the basic human rights of the people of the Non Self-Governing Territories, particularly self determination, argued that C24 has no mandate to discuss competing claims over NSGTs and cautioned that in supporting Argentine colonial aspirations in the Falkland Islands, “you are complicit in supporting Argentina’s bullying and harassment”.

Friday, June 12th 2015 - 06:14 UTC

Guyana turning to United Nations to address Venezuela's territorial ambition

Besides the UN, Greenidge said Guyana has been in contact with members of the international community, as well as Caribbean and Commonwealth states

Guyana is turning to the United Nations to reach a legal settlement in its border dispute with Venezuela, describing Caracas’ claim of a portion of maritime space where oil was recently discovered as “a baseless and shameless attempt” at usurping Guyana’s territory.

Wednesday, June 10th 2015 - 05:32 UTC

Argentina commemorates creation of 'Malvinas political and military command' in June 1829

The release complains about the 'illegitimate' hydrocarbons' exploration activities, contrary to a UN General Assembly resolution.

British dominance of the Malvinas Islands is a colonial 'situation', which is 'unacceptable' and 'anachronic': Argentina reiterates its sovereignty claims over the South Atlantic Islands and surrounding maritime spaces, said a release from the foreign ministry in Buenos Aires on occasion of the day the country commemorates the creation, on 10 June 1829, of the political and military command of the Malvinas Islands and adjacent Cape Horn spaces.

Monday, June 8th 2015 - 08:25 UTC

“Argentine Malvinas question” support group has a branch in Saudi Arabia

Ambassador Cerda in Saudi Arabia gave a conference on Argentine claims over Falklands' sovereignty and revealed the existence of a support group

Argentina is seeking the support of Saudi Arabia in its dispute with the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands sovereignty. This was the appeal of the country's Ambassador Jaime Sergio Cerda during a seminar recently on the matter at his residence in the Diplomatic Quarter of Riyadh, reports Arab News.

Saturday, May 30th 2015 - 09:38 UTC

Ban Ki-moon stresses “invaluable contribution” of UN peacekeepers on their Day

“Throughout its history, the UN has established a total of 71 peacekeeping operations” with more than one million personnel involved said Ban Ki-moon

On the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the “invaluable contribution” of peacekeeping to the history of the Organization and reaffirmed his commitment to improving the effectiveness of ‘blue helmets’ in the coming years.

Tuesday, May 19th 2015 - 02:05 UTC

Latam unemployment expected to increase as economic activity weakens

“The labor market situation in 2015 is not expected to be particularly conducive to progress in reducing poverty and inequality” said Alicia Bárcena

The non encouraging economic outlook for the current year will likely prompt a mild increase in the regional unemployment rate to 6.2% from the 6.0% registered in 2014, according to estimates released by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO).

Friday, April 24th 2015 - 07:36 UTC

CFK from the Kremlin praises Russia's support for Falklands/Malvinas sovereignty claim

“Russia supports Argentina's striving for direct talks with Britain to achieve prompt resolution to the Malvinas Islands dispute,” Putin added.

President Cristina Fernandez, CFK, on an official visit to Russia met at the Kremlin with Vladimir Putin and praised Moscow’s support to Argentina in the dispute with the United Kingdom over the sovereignty of the Falklands/Malvinas Islands as well as in the legal battle against speculative funds suing the country over its defaulted bonds.

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