Sri Lanka and many other developing countries see Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as a cloak to hide a bid to re-establish ex-colonial powers’ hegemony.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa told the UN that partnerships between it and the member States will be at their best when no country is held hostage to the interests of a few.
Repetition of unsubstantiated allegations in session after session puts in question not just the credibility of the UNHRC’s sources of information but the credibility of the UNHRC itself
United Nations, September 21 (Reuters) - World leaders will come together, virtually, on Monday to mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, as the deadly coronavirus pandemic challenges the effectiveness and solidarity of the 193-member world body. As COVID-19, which emerged in China late last year, began to spread around the world, forcing millions of people to shelter at...
“When the US was there and sponsoring resolutions, as it did between 2012 and 2014, they got sufficient votes. But since the US has opted out of the UNHRC, the onus of getting a resolution passed will be on less powerful countries."
September 13 (The New Nation) - Bangladesh has regained its position as the top country in sending troops in the United Nations' peacekeeping missions. The country has sent total 6,731 peacekeepers to the UN peacekeeping operation regaining the first place among countries across the world, read a press release issued by the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate on Saturday. Ethiopia...
In the last three months, more than $40 billion has been pledged as US investments to spur economic growth and create jobs in India and US, leveraging complementarities, says Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Indian envoy in the US, in an opinion piece in Newsweek
The manifesto pointed out that such referendums had been held in Eritrea, Scotland, Quebec, East Timor, South Sudan, Catalonia and Kurdistan
This was the first address by Prime Minister Modi to the broader UN membership since India’s overwhelming election as a non-permanent member of the Security Council on 17th June, for the term 2021-22.
(Reuters) - New cases of COVID-19 rose by over 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in hard-hit Florida. A total of nine U.S. states - Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Ohio,...