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Jamaica Elected As Vice President Of The 77th United Nations General Assembly

Jamaica has been elected as one of three Vice Presidents of the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States. Jamaica will be represented by His Excellency Mr. Brian Wallace, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations – New York and by Jamaica’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and […]


Israel Prefers Diplomacy On Iran But Can Act Alone, Says Bennett

Israel threatens Iran with military action, as nuclear talks between Iran and the US look no closer to concluding. The Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has told the United Nations nuclear watchdog that his country would prefer a diplomatic resolution to the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program, but could take independent action, reiterating a longstanding veiled threat to launch a preemptive war. […]


UN Appeals For Help To Deal With Crisis In Bangladesh

A special rapporteur of the United Nations is appealing to the international community to help build a better partnership with Bangladesh and cut off the Myanmar military leadership in dealing with the Rohingya refugee crisis. “Bangladesh cannot and should not bear this responsibility alone,” Tom Andrews, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, said in a […]


World Food Prices Show Decline

World food prices fell in June for the first time in 12 months, pushed lower by declines in vegetable oils, cereals, and dairy products. The information was released by the United Nations food agency. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 124.6 points in June, down 3.2 points from May, but still 31.5 points higher than its level in the same […]


Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Seeks Exit From The ICC

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seeking to withdraw his country as a signatory of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and is urging other countries to do likewise. The President made his view clear while speaking at a cadet graduation ceremony at the Philippine Military Academy in northern Philippines. The President is rankled by ICC prosecutors opening of a preliminary examination […]