September 15, 2019

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines breaks a record, as smallest ever Security Council seat holder

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Saturday, June 8, 2019 — NEW YORK — Following a secret ballot held on Friday, the UN General Assembly elected five countries to the Security Council, including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the smallest nation ever to secure a seat. Also elected were Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, Viet Nam. The five States will take up their seats as […]

Haiti ‘laden with challenges’ but also hope, UN Security Council told

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From Caribbean News Now NEW YORK, USA — Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of ongoing political unrest in the Caribbean country. Triggered by violent demonstrations and numerous allegations of government mismanagement of public funds, […]

After Israel bows out, Germany, Belgium shoo-ins for UN Security Council seats

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By EDITH M. LEDERER From The Times of Israel South Africa and Dominican Republic also expected to win places on powerful body; Maldives-Indonesia contest makes Asia-Pacific region’s vote uncertain AP — Germany and Belgium are certain to win seats on the UN Security Council after Israel dropped out of the race last month, but there […]

Nikki Haley to UN: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un ‘Begging for War’

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From Newsmax U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Monday it was time for the U.N. Security Council to impose “the strongest possible measures” on North Korea over its sixth and largest nuclear test because “enough is enough.” Haley told an emergency session of the Security Council that its incremental sanctions approach […]

Chile leader visits Haiti as UN prepares for troop pullout

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From Caribbean News Service PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Mar 28 2017 –  Chilean President Michelle Bachelet travelled to Haiti on Monday for talks with government and U.N. officials weeks before the start of her country’s announced withdrawal of military peacekeepers. Bachelet’s stop included meetings with President Jovenel Moise, the U.N. special envoy to Haiti and the nearly […]

Op-Ed: Women in the changing world of work – Planet 50-50 by 2030: What does this mean?

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By Rebecca Theodore From Caribbean News Service UNITED NATIONS, Mar 17 2017 – The United Nations global Sustainable Development Goals agenda is a pulpit that aims to meet the greatest trials of the 21st century, with an admirable mention of gender equality by 2030.  However, since social progress is also evaluated by the way society […]

Syria’s mass hangings get little response

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By Nina Agrawal Los Angeles Times From Arkansas online The Syrian government commits an atrocity, and the United States and the United Nations denounce it. Then nothing else happens. Experts say the pattern will likely continue with the revelation last week that, since 2011, officials at a military prison in Syria have summarily executed as […]

Polish foreign minister’s gaffe creates new Caribbean country, Internet rolls with it

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By James Dempsey From Newstalk Witold Waszczykowski mentioned Poland’s new relations with San Escobar, with the non-existent country finding a new home online Poland’s foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski has been left with egg on his face after speaking to reporters in New York while lobbying for a place for Poland on Security Council at the […]

Top UN official in Haiti, Security Council welcome announcement of president-elect

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From SAT PR 4 January 2017 – A senior United Nations official and the Security Council today joined the international community in congratulating the next President of Haiti, whose election completes a repeatedly delayed process that took over a year. Sandra Honoré, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti, and the other members of […]

Top UN official in Haiti, Security Council welcome announcement of president-elect

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4 January 2017 – A senior United Nations official and the Security Council today joined the international community in congratulating the next President of Haiti, whose election completes a repeatedly delayed process that took over a year. Sandra Honoré, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General in Haiti, and the other members of the so-called “Core […]