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United Nations
Monday, July 7th 2014 - 07:26 UTC

Uruguay Vice-president and Latam UN ambassadors claim US justice took sides

Astori said that the current situation is a disastrous precedent for countries wishing to comply with debt commitments

Latin American ambassadors to the United Nations (UN) and Uruguay's Vice-president Danilo Astori showed their support to Argentina in its dispute against holdout hedge funds. They agreed that the so-called 'vulture funds' are a risk to debtor nations and that they pose a threat to the region.

Wednesday, June 25th 2014 - 06:11 UTC

Falkland Islands case to be addressed on Thursday at the UN C24

Timerman and Filmus (L) are heading the Argentine delegation to the UN

Foreign minister Hector Timerman is heading a multi-party delegation that on Thursday will make the presentation of Argentina's position on the Falklands/Malvinas Islands sovereignty dispute before the UN Decolonization Committee in New York.

Wednesday, June 4th 2014 - 09:14 UTC

Uruguay ready to receive Guantanamo prisoners and displaced Syrian children

 Almagro said Uruguay has a long standing policy going back to the XIX century regarding refugees

Uruguayan government negotiations with Washington to receive detainees from the US jail in Guantanamo base, and with the UN to host Syrian children and their families are well advanced, revealed Foreign minister Luis Almagro.

Friday, May 30th 2014 - 00:58 UTC

UN honors the 'long and proud history' of one million UN peacekeepers

Ban Ki-moon at the annual 29 May ceremony at a newly-created site on the north end of the UN’s New York Headquarters complex

Hailing the “long and proud” history of United Nations peacekeeping – with over one million “blue helmets” having served in more than 70 operations on four continents since 1948 – Secretary General Ban Ki-moon led the Organization on Thursday in honoring those men and women who lost their lives in the past year, while looking to the future, envisioning a modern, global force that can effectively tackle emerging peace and security challenges.

Monday, May 26th 2014 - 07:17 UTC

UN praises Mujica's initiative to provide home for Syrian orphanded children

President Mujica's offer “is a drop in the ocean, but each effort by each country is very important and welcome,” Alfaro said.

The United Nations' refugee commission expressed gratitude that Uruguay is preparing to provide a new home for 100 children orphaned by Syria's civil war. Senior regional UNHCR official Michelle Alfaro said there are more than 2 million Syrian refugees in all, and Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan can't handle them all, so the agency hopes to relocate 30,000 this year.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:23 UTC

Internet governance to be debated at the Net Mundial conference in Brazil

The two day meeting in Sao Paulo will address the future of internet and cyber-spying

US Commerce Department's decision to ease its governance over the Internet and open it up to other countries will be the subject of much debate in Brazil starting Wednesday. Government representatives from around the world are heading to Sao Paulo for Net Mundial, a two-day meeting to discuss how the future of Internet governance will be handled.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014 - 05:18 UTC

On Mother Earth Day, Ban Ki-moon calls for 'global transformation of attitude and practice'

Action on climate change presents multiple opportunities to “reset our relationship” with Mother Earth

On International Mother Earth Day, the United Nations is urging greater efforts to promote sustainable development and use of renewable energy sources, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealing for worldwide changes in attitude and practice to curb the negative impact of human activity on the planet.

Monday, April 7th 2014 - 06:21 UTC

UN 'deep concern' over violence in Venezuela; supports people's right to protest peacefully

For weeks protestors have camped outside UN offices in Caracas

The United Nations office in Venezuela expressed deep concern over the “high human cost” of anti-government protests which have left 39 people dead during two months of unrest. Hundreds more have been detained or injured in clashes with security forces.

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014 - 21:25 UTC

Cristina Fernández blasts UK and NATO on Malvinas invasion anniversary

The Argentine president during her 30 minute speech at Malvinas Hall next to her full cabinet

Argentine President Cristina Fernández on the 32nd anniversary of the Malvinas Islands invasion by Argentine forces which triggered war (and defeat) with the UK, questioned the British government for not abiding by UN resolutions calling for Falklands sovereignty talks and suggested UK should be less involved in wars and more in looking after its own people.

Friday, March 28th 2014 - 08:21 UTC

Latam divided on UN Crimea vote; Mercosur, except for Venezuela abstains

“Brazil supports all efforts for a peaceful solution to the crisis and invites the sides to an inclusive dialogue”, said ambassador Patriota

The UN resolution condemning the annexation of Crimea by Russia which was voted on Thursday at the general assembly showed Latin America (and Mercosur) divided on the issue. The non binding resolution sponsored by Costa Rica and the western powers received 100 votes, with 11 against and 58 abstentions.

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