Jordanian is new UN human rights chief

The UN General Assembly has approved the nomination of Jordan`s UN ambassador, Prince Zeid Ra`ad Zeid al-Hussein, as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a media report said Tuesday.

Time for India to sit at UNSC high table: Envoy

India`s winning streak in elections to UN bodies demonstrates it is time for the country to become a permanent member of the Security Council and those who doubt this can no longer behave like "ostriches in sand", the Indian envoy to the world body has said.

Obama Admin rejects call for its UN ambassador to resign

The Obama Administration has rejected a demand from a senior Republican lawmaker for the US ambassador to the United Nations to resign.