According to the Greek Reporter, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the UN Security Council on Tuesday 16/4/2018 that he was pressing for a bid to restart negotiations on reuniting Cyprus, nearly two years after talks collapsed. Guterres submitted a progress report to the security council on the UN mission to mediate between the two sides, writing that: “It is my hope that the ongoing consultations will lead to a return to negotiations, to which I could devote the full weight of my good offices, with the aim of reaching a lasting resolution of the Cyprus issue.” UN Chief to Push for Cyprus Unification Talks, Despite “Low Expectations” I guess if at first you don’t succeed then try, try, try, try, try, try…again. Who needs Brexit when you have the Cyprus Talks, ever decreasing circles that go round and round until the talks disappear in order to reappear again with nothing changed but with a dream that the result will … [Read more...] about United Nations To Open Cyprus Talks Again!
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PUBLISHED: 08:19 16 April 2019 Katherine Heslop Felsted Delegates debating topics on sustainability. Picture: FELSTED SCHOOL Archant Felsted School’s Model United Nations (MUN) held its 10th conference on the theme of sustainability, hosting 19 schools from across the region. Felsted Delegates debating topics on sustainability. Picture: FELSTED SCHOOLPupils represented different countries, voicing their nation's opinions and debating responsible consumption and how society can construct a sustainable future.The conference's secretary general, Elliot Reeve, said: “MUN has taken me to conferences in the Netherlands and Greece. This multidimensional perspective has been invaluable in providing a well-rounded and holistic view of how to engage in political discourse.”There were a variety of debates which covered topics such as access to water and the management of food distribution.Felsted's conference organiser, Rebecca Purdy said; … [Read more...] about Felsted School’s Model United Nations conference puts focus on sustainability
BRITAIN has been urged to raise the case of a Brit mum jailed in Iran at the United Nations to help secure her release, her husband has said. Richard Ratcliffe wants diplomats to discuss his wife Nazanin’s detention as she marks three years detention this week. Footage of moment Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was arrested in Iran airs on Iranian TV The move could happen after Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gave Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe diplomatic protection. Richard last night said: “Ultimately, the UK can put the case of Nazanin and other imprisoned westerners to Iran to the United Nations in New York. “The government have made this an official dispute between the two countries. The UN meeting is one of the first things we want them to do if they decide to escalate.” “It has signalled it could take follow up measures, which it hasn’t done just yet. We are waiting to see Iran’s response to the diplomatic protection matter.” Friends and family will … [Read more...] about Britain urges United Nations to help secure the release of Brit mum Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe who is serving a five-year jail term in Iran
While details are yet to be worked out, the visit is likely to take place in May. Secretary-General Guterres said that he looked forward to visiting Fiji. The visit will provide him with an opportunity to personally view the variety of approaches and programmes that are being implemented by Fiji. It will generate momentum for the 2019 Climate Summit. Both leaders discussed the need for greater urgency by the world’s leaders in tackling climate change issues. Mr Bainimarama also told Secretary-General Guterres that the Pacific region was leading the world on many fronts in both depth and pace of actions. He further discussed on the need for robust discussions and serious actions in mitigating climate change in preparations for Climate Summit in September and also COP25. Fiji’s Prime Minister spoke at the General Assembly this week on the need for more pace and depth in actions being undertaken by countries to reach 1.5 degrees. Mr Bainimarama also met with the United Nations … [Read more...] about United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres To Visit Fiji
Following are excerpts from a statement by President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine at the United Nations General Assembly debate on agenda item 67, “The situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine,” on February 20. Source: Presidential Administration of Ukraine. …Today marks the fifth anniversary of the start of the foreign military aggression against my country, Ukraine. …Five years ago 100 innocent lives, not only Ukrainians, but also Belarusians, Armenians, Jews and many others were lost in the name of Ukraine’s independence, dignity and freedom. When after the loss of the Heavenly Hundred in Kyiv the U.N. General Assembly adopted the resolution on territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine with 100 votes in favor, it was not only symbolic – it was the right thing to do. …the General Assembly, without any loss of time, adopted a resolution in March 2014 reiterating Ukraine’s sovereignty within internationally … [Read more...] about Poroshenko speaks at United Nations about occupied territories of Ukraine