A draft resolution on ending the Israeli occupation will be submitted to the UN Security Council Wednesday after the Palestinians agreed with France on a merged text, foreign minister Riyad al-Malki said.
In a huge global endorsement for yoga, 175 out of 193 members of the UN, countries as diverse as the US and Syria, Russia and Britain, and China and the Philippines, agreed by acclamation Wednesday to declare June 21 the International Yoga Day, recognizing the ancient Indian science's "holistic approach to health and well-being".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night expressed joy over the UN General Assembly adopting an India-led resolution declaring June 21 as 'International Day of Yoga' and thanked all the 177 nations of the global body.
The UN General Assembly (UNGA) voted overwhelmingly to admit Brazil as a full member to the Advisory Commission of the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees in the Near East.
India, backed by the United States, opposed a UN General Assembly (UNGA) resolution calling on New Delhi to voluntarily abandon its nuclear weapons. The resolution that also targeted Israel and Pakistan, however, passed overwhelmingly.
In an overwhelming response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for commemorating an International Day of Yoga, about 130 countries have joined as co-sponsors to an India-led UN General Assembly resolution recognising yoga's benefits.
India has stressed on the importance for having clear-cut mandates for special political missions of the UN, saying that there should be for more consultation with member states to minimise disconnect between the mandates and the political reality.
Recognising the threat of nuclear terrorism, India has called for effective international cooperation and responsible action by governments to strengthen nuclear security and prevent non-state actors from acquiring vulnerable atomic material.