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UN states overcome impasse to pass peacekeeping budget

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 07:46

A U.N. General Assembly committee approved on Thursday a new troop-reimbursement rate for countries contributing nearly 100,000 peacekeepers to 16 missions, overcoming an impasse that left the world body`s operations in financial limbo for three days.

Controversial Ugandan FM elected UN General Assembly president

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 10:23

Ugandan Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa was elected president of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, media reported Thursday.

Controversial Ugandan to be next UN assembly head

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 03:46

The UN General Assembly has elected Uganda`s Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa to be its next president amid controversy over his country`s anti-gay laws and allegations that he abused his office.

UN sets up prize in honour of Nelson Mandela

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 06:35

The UN General Assembly Friday established the United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize as a tribute to the achievements and contributions of the late South African leader.

UN General Assembly declares Crimea secession vote invalid

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 21:46

The UN General Assembly Thursday adopted a resolution reaffirming Ukraine`s territorial integrity and calling as "illegal" the referendum that led to Russia`s annexation of Crimea.

Umer Farooq invites UN General Assembly President to visit J&K

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 00:30

Moderate Hurriyat Conference headed by Mirwaiz Umer Farooq invited UN General Assembly President John Ashe to visit Jammu and Kashmir and take stock of human rights and political situation.

India calls for maintaining momentum on expansion of UNSC

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 21:31

India called for maintaining momentum on the expansion and reform of the UN Security Council, so that "clearly identifiable progress" could be made during the intergovernmental negotiations.

UNGA President to raise Italian marines issue with India

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 10:13

UN General Assembly President John Ashe has informed Italy that he will try and raise with India the issue of the two Italian marines who are being tried for killing two Indian fishermen during his three-day visit that begins Wednesday.

Five new nations join UNSC as members

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 07:21

Five new countries joined the UN Security Council (UNSC) as non-permanent members starting from the new year, while Jordan assumed Thursday the rotating presidency of the Council for January.

Palestinians cast first vote at UN Assembly

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:45

The Palestinians cast a UN General Assembly vote for the first time and claimed the moment as a new step in their quest for full recognition by the global body.

India dismisses Pak attempt to rake up Kashmir at UNGA

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:17

India has dismissed as "unwarranted" Pakistan`s attempt to rake up the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly.

U.N. approves network to monitor near-Earth objects

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 16:21

The U.N. General Assembly has reportedly set up an international network to monitor near-Earth objects and alter their trajectories to prevent impact.