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Russia had ‘no choice’ but to launch ‘special military operation’ in Ukraine, Lavrov tells UN2022-09-24
Faced with the “inability” of Western countries to negotiate and the Ukrainian Government’s “war against its own people” in the east, Russia had “no choice” but to launch what the Government refers to as its special military operation, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told the UN General Assembly on Saturday.
With its credibility waning, UN has no choice but to take ‘bold steps’ to modernize, says Cyprus President2022-09-23
Addressing the General Assembly for the final time before leaving office, Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Friday relayed some hard truths about what he saw as shortcomings leading to the “gradual loss of credibility of the United Nations” and called for Member States to generate the political will to reform and modernize the Organization.
War crimes have been committed in Ukraine conflict, top UN human rights inquiry reveals2022-09-23
Almost seven months to the day since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, UN-appointed independent human rights investigators said that war crimes have indeed been committed in the conflict.
Ukraine refugees: Eager to work but need greater support2022-09-23
Refugees from Ukraine are eager to work in their host countries but need additional support to do so, and to ensure their inclusion in the communities where they are staying, according to a new survey published on Friday by UN refugee agency, UNHCR.
Ireland: Rights experts call for redress for 50 years of systemic racism in childcare institutions2022-09-23
UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Friday called on Irish authorities to provide adequate redress for victims of racial discrimination and system racism in Irish childcare institutions, stretching over more than 50 years.
Irish Taoiseach rails against ‘Security Council’s failure to act’ at UN General Assembly2022-09-24
Micheál Martin, the head of the Irish Government, used his General Assembly speech on Thursday to express his frustration at the “Security Council’s failure to act” in tackling a range of peace and security issues.
Demark rallies wealthy nations to back ‘climate solidarity’, boost financing for hard-hit poor countries2022-09-23
Collectively, “we must address...the fundamental imbalances in the world we share,” Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said on Thursday, calling for global “climate solidarity” to support vulnerable countries that have suffered “loss and damage” from climate change.
Redouble efforts to end ‘senseless’ war in Ukraine, UN chief tells Foreign Ministers2022-09-22
With the war in Ukraine showing no signs of letting up, countries must increase efforts to prevent further escalation and end the fighting, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told Foreign Ministers meeting in the Security Council on Thursday.
‘The story of 2022 is freedom fighting back’ against aggression, UK Prime Minister Truss says in UN speech2022-09-22
With a full-scale war of aggression under way in Europe, the General Assembly was meeting this year “in a new geopolitical era that demands those who believe in the principles of the United Nations to stand up,” according to Elizabeth Truss, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Ukrainian President outlines peace formula that punishes aggression, restores security2022-09-22
Russia must be punished for its “illegal war” against Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday – part of a “peace formula” that also calls for greater civilian protection and defense support.