EU counters move to weaken UN resolution on North Korea

 The European Union on Friday presented changes to a UN resolution condemning North Korea`s rights records in a bid to counter a push by Cuba to water down the measure ahead of a vote next week.

US open to new Gaza resolution if it helps truce

The United States is open to a new UN resolution on Gaza but only if it contributes to sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian ceasefire, the US envoy to the United Nations said.

Ukraine welcomes UN resolution on MH17 disaster

The Ukrainian foreign ministry Tuesday welcomed the UN resolution on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster, demanding ceasefire at the crash site and independent investigation into the incident which resulted in the deaths of nearly 300 people.

Japan says North Korea missile launch violates UN resolution

North Korea agreed last month to reopen an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago. In return, Japan will ease some economic sanctions when the probe starts and consider humanitarian aid later.

Sri Lanka asks Canada not to ignore terrorist list

Sri Lanka today appealed to Canada not to ignore its designated terrorist list that includes the LTTE, saying it would be in violation of a UN resolution on counterterrorism.

India should have backed UN resolution on Sri Lanka: Chidambaram

Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said that India should have supported the United Nations resolution on Sri Lanka, which calls for an international investigation into alleged war crimes in the final stage of the island`s civil war that ended in 2009.

UN resolution addresses Indian concerns in South Sudan violence

India`s strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several UN Security Council members who unanimously passed a resolution that directly addresses the situation faced by Indian soldiers.

Pakistan Parliament hails UN resolution against drone attacks

Pakistan`s parliament Friday hailed a resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly against American drone strikes.

Syria attack probe ends ahead of disarmament mission

UN experts wrapped up their investigation of alleged gas attacks in Syria on Monday, as a chemical weapons disarmament team arrived in neighbouring Lebanon ahead of their trip to Damascus.

Assad reasserts compliance with UN resolution

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has stressed his commitment to the UN resolution on elimination of chemical weapons in Syria even as a prominent figure of the country`s domestic opposition Sunday hailed the resolution.

Need more funds for Syria: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for global efforts to make up for the huge shortfall in funding for the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Syria opposition urges UN resolution allowing use of force

Syrian opposition chief Ahmad Jarba urged the Security Council today to adopt a resolution under Chapter VII of the UN charter allowing use of force to cripple Syria`s "war machine".

`No one to use force on Syria without UNSC approval`

No country will be allowed to take the law into their hands, and they have to go through the UN Security Council for any action on Syria, UN-Arab League special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has said.

UN powers fail to reach agreement on Syria crisis

Envoys from Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States on Wednesday have reportedly failed to reach a consensus on the draft resolution proposed by Britain permitting action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Britain puts forth proposal on Syria in UN

Envoys from Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States started talks on Wednesday on a British drafted UN Security Council resolution that could allow military action against Syrian Prez Bashar al-Assad, diplomats said.

UN resolution calling for political transition in Syria adopted

A resolution calling for a political transition in Syria and condemning the government`s use of heavy weapons has been adopted by the United NationsGeneral Assembly.

Lanka terms UN resolution as `biased`, `politicised`

Sri Lanka on Wednesday slammed the US-sponsored resolution at the UNHRC which it says seeks to "discredit" and "single out" the country over alleged human rights violations, terming it as "biased and politicised".

Hope India seeks amendments to UN resolution on Sri Lanka

HRW`s South Asia Director, said: Over the past year the Sri Lankan government has alternated between threatening activists who seek justice and making small, cynical gestures to keep the international community at bay."

Govt to bring resolution on Sri Lanka to placate DMK

The government on Tuesday moved to bring a resolution on the Sri Lankan Tamil issue in Parliament in an attempt to placate the key ally which has set it as one of the conditions for reconsideration of its decision.

Iran rejects UN resolution on its human rights situation

It also demanded the Iranian government to stop targeting journalists and human rights activists.