SANAA, Dec 5: Delegates from the Houthi Ansarullah movement, escorted by United Nations Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths, have flown from the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a to Sweden to attend UN-sponsored peace negotiations with representatives from the administration of former Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The government has decided to recall Nepali ambassador to South Africa Amrit Rai. Sources in the government said he is being recalled some three months before his term expires in order to give him a new diplomatic assignment as Nepal’s ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in New York. A cabinet meeting held on Sunday evening took the decision to this effect.
Saudi Arabia faces international condemnation for its apparent murder of Jamal Khashoggi and its ongoing war in Yemen. The UK and the US are reportedly working on a joint resolution to end hostilities.
KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The Nepal-based office of the United Nations observed the 73rd UN anniversary at the UN House in Lalitpur on Friday by organizing an open house day with the theme “Innovation for Sustainable Development”.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9: President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki R. Haley, has resigned, ahead of what Trump promised on Twitter on Tuesday was a “Big announcement” with Haley at the White House.
THE HAGUE, Oct 3: The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation.
Sept 30: The world's nations will gather at a UN conference in South Korea on Monday to review and approve a 20-page bombshell -- distilled from more than 6,000 scientific studies -- laying out narrowing options for staving off climate catastrophe.
UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29: “Unsafe abortions cause the deaths of some 47,000 women each year and a further five million suffer some form of temporary or permanent disability,” said the UN Human Rights Council Working group, on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice.
“Heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, chronic Lyme disease, depression” – just some of the illnesses outlined by World Health Organization (WHO) chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus, who drove home the danger by asking delegates to stand up, when they heard the name of an illness that had killed someone they loved: One by one, every single person in the room, got to their feet.
BEIJING, Sept 28: The Rohingya issue should not be complicated, expanded or “internationalized”, China’s top diplomat said, as the United Nations prepares to set up a body to prepare evidence of human rights abuses in Myanmar.
CAIRO, Sept 25: The United Nations and individual donors are rushing food to a desperate corner of northern Yemen where starving villagers were found to be living off leaves. Aid officials are searching for ways to ensure aid reaches those in need amid alarm that the country’s hunger crisis is worsening beyond the relief effort’s already strained capabilities.
NEW YORK, Sept 21: In his message for the International Day of Peace, Antonio Guterres, the UN Secretary-General, urged the international community to act together to promote and defend human rights for all, in the name of lasting peace for all.
GENEVA, Sept 11: United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet called on Monday for a new quasi-judicial body to collect evidence with a view to future prosecution of crimes against Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar including murder and torture.
GENEVA, Sept 9: An attempt to hold peace talks for Yemen was abandoned on Saturday after three days of waiting for the Houthi movement’s delegation, but the United Nations envoy vowed to press ahead with diplomacy.