Dec 23, 2015

U.N. assembly chief hails significance of tsunami resolution

The president of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday underscored the significance of a newly adopted resolution, led by Japan and Chile, to heighten awareness about tsunami. The resolution acknowledging tsunami as “a common challenge for many countries” and designating Nov. 5 as World ...

Dec 22, 2015

People who reject Syrian refugees are allies of extremists: U.N.

People who reject Syrian refugees are the “best allies” of Islamic State militants and other extremists, the United Nations refugee chief said on Monday after U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump proposed an entry ban on foreign Muslims. More than 4.3 million Syrians have ...

Permanent A-bomb exhibit opens at U.N. office in Vienna

Nov 18, 2015

Permanent A-bomb exhibit opens at U.N. office in Vienna

With this year marking the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the U.N. Office in Vienna has put on permanent display objects and photos related to the horror of nuclear weapons to push for their elimination. Similar permanent exhibits ...

Russia proposes measures to end Syria conflict

Nov 11, 2015

Russia proposes measures to end Syria conflict

Russia has circulated a document on ending the nearly five-year-old Syrian conflict that calls for drafting a new constitution within 18 months that would be put to a popular referendum and be followed by an early presidential election. The document, obtained by journalists on ...