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UN Urges Russia and US to Cooperate for Peace in Syria

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UN Urges Russia and US to Cooperate for Peace in Syria

Amid the unprecedented military assault on eastern Aleppo (a city in Syria), where fireballs from incendiary bombs “light up the pitch darkness,” the United Nations (UN) had a special message for the Security Council. Special Envoy for Syria appealed Sunday to the Security Council – particularly permanent members Russia and the United States – to [...]

Pakistan Raises Kashmir Issue Forcefully at UN Event

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Pakistan Raises Kashmir Issue Forcefully at UN Event

Pakistan told the UN General Assembly that it will share a dossier containing evidence of the gross and systematic violations of human rights committed by Indian forces in the occupied Kashmir. By Rakesh Raman Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took a forceful stand on Kashmir in the UN General Assembly on Wednesday and urged the [...]

Ban to Politicians: Do Not Subvert Democracy

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Ban to Politicians: Do Not Subvert Democracy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opened Tuesday the 71st annual debate of the UN General Assembly with a call on world leaders to recognize that the important positions they hold are a reflection of the trust the people have in them and “not personal property.” “My message to all is clear: serve your people. Do [...]

NATO to Help UN Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

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NATO to Help UN Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined world leaders in New York on Monday to attend the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The UNGA general debate will take place 20 – 26 September 2016. During his five-day visit to the United States, Mr. Stoltenberg will meet with United Nations Secretary General Ban [...]

Was Pakistan Involved in Kashmir Attack on Indian Army?

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Was Pakistan Involved in Kashmir Attack on Indian Army?

Although successive Indian governments have not been able to solve the troubling Kashmir issue, they always blame Pakistan for the violence in Kashmir, which is a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. By Rakesh Raman Pakistan on Sunday rejected the Indian allegations of involvement in an attack on Indian security forces in Indian-occupied Kashmir’s Uri [...]

Day of Peace May See 24-hour Ceasefire in the World

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Day of Peace May See 24-hour Ceasefire in the World

Ahead of the International Day of Peace, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed that each of the new global Sustainable Development Goals adopted a year ago by 193 countries are the “building blocks” for peace. Mr. Ban said that every year on that day, the United Nations calls on warring parties around the [...]

Syrian Ceasefire Sees Drop in Violence: UN Envoy

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Syrian Ceasefire Sees Drop in Violence: UN Envoy

Nearly 24 hours after the latest cessation of hostilities in Syria began, a United Nations (UN) envoy said Tuesday that despite allegations of mortar shelling and airstrikes on Monday evening, violence in the country has declined substantially. “By early morning, every report we have been seeing indicates a significant drop in violence,” the UN Special [...]

UN Appoints Human Rights Experts to Monitor North Korea

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UN Appoints Human Rights Experts to Monitor North Korea

The UN High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein has designated two independent human rights experts, Ms. Sonja Biserko and Ms. Sara Hossain, to support the work of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK or North Korea), Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana. The [...]

Is India Planning for a War with Pakistan?

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Is India Planning for a War with Pakistan?

Pakistan is mobilizing international support in its favour and has recently sought United Nations’ (UN) intervention to get the Kashmir issue resolved. By Rakesh Raman As Kashmir has been an apple of discord between India and Pakistan, the territorial dispute in the Kashmir valley has assumed alarming dimensions after the failed visit of the all-party [...]

UN Human Rights Chief Says Beware of the Demagogues

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UN Human Rights Chief Says Beware of the Demagogues

UN Human Rights Chief Says Beware of the Demagogues The United Nations (UN) human rights chief has warned against the impact that populists and demagogues are having on society, and called for more effort to safeguard human rights law. “Populists use half-truths and oversimplification – the two scalpels of the arch propagandist, and here the [...]

Pakistan President Asks UN to Resolve the Kashmir Issue

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Pakistan President Asks UN to Resolve the Kashmir Issue

Pakistan says it stands shoulder to shoulder with the Kashmiri people to extend moral and diplomatic support for their just and inalienable right of self-determination. By Rakesh Raman Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain today urged the United Nations (UN) and the world community to immediately play their due role in resolving the issue of Kashmir without [...]

Why Is Barack Obama Silent on Kashmir Issue?

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Why Is Barack Obama Silent on Kashmir Issue?

Although Obama has been maintaining a stony silence on the Kashmir issue, the United Nations (UN) has expressed its desire to intervene. By Rakesh Raman In a fresh diplomatic attack on India, Kashmiris living in the United States have questioned President Barack Obama’s position on the territorial dispute in Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The [...]

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