China calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza

A Chinese envoy on Friday urged Israel and Palestine to immediately achieve a ceasefire, avoid any military ground operations and other actions that may lead to further escalation in the Gaza Strip. Liu Jieyi, China’s permanent representative to the United Nations, made the appeal at an emergency meeting of the Security Council on the situation […]

UN chief expresses “deep condolences” over Malaysian Airlines flight crash

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday expressed deep condolences over the crash of a Malaysian airlines flight, wherein all the 280 passengers and 15 crew members on board were feared killed, calling for a “full and transparent international investigation” into it. “With respect to the Malaysia Airlines disaster today in Ukraine, I am closely […]

Azevedo takes office as WTO’s sixth director-general

Azevedo takes office as WTO’s sixth director-general

Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo took the helm of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Sunday as the sixth director-general, announced the WTO. Azevedo was appointed to a four-year term by the organization’s General Council on May 14 after three rounds of selection, replacing Frenchman Pascal Lamy, who stepped down on Aug. 31 after two consecutive terms. […]

Japan, S. Korea to seek tougher UN sanctions against DPRK

Japan and South Korea agreed Wednesday to seek tougher sanctions against the Democratic People’ s Republic of Korea (DPRK), which conducted a nuclear test Tuesday, in the UN Security Council. In a telephone conversation between Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, both of them agreed the DPRK’s nuclear test violated […]

UNSC discusses new sanctions against DPRK

The United Nations Security Council is condemning the nuclear test carried out by the DPRK. It’s now considering a fourth round of sanctions against Pyongyang. The council met in emergency session just hours after the DPRK confirmed it had tested its third nuclear device. For the second time within a month the UN Security Council […]

China urges UNSC calm on DPRK satellite

China on Monday called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to react calmly to the recent satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). “China maintains that the UNSC’s reaction be prudent and moderate, work for the peace and stability of the (Korean) Peninsula and avoid the progressive escalation of tensions,” Foreign […]

DPRK calls for UN Command dissolution, peace treaty

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Monday called for the dissolution of the UN Command (UNC) and a peace treaty to replace the Armistice Agreement (AA), the official news agency KCNA reported. A DPRK foreign ministry memorandum said whether the United States dismantles the UNC or not could be seen as a measurement […]

Hong Kong is testament of success of “One country, Two systems”: senior UN official

United Nations General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic, in his recent speech in Hong Kong, described Hong Kong as a testament of the success of the “One country, Two systems” approach, and the benefits of unimpeded economic cooperation. At a salon held on Saturday by the China Energy Fund Committee, a Hong Kong-based think tank, Jeremic […]

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