Contents tagged with UN

  • New vote may be taken in UN to investigate chemical attacks in Syria

    Diplomats of Sweden and Uruguay have prepared a new resolution which calls for a continuation of the UN investigation into who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, as stated by the representative of the Russian mission to the United Nations, Fyodor Strizhovsky, TASS news agency reports.

    According to him, two non-permanent members of the Security Council submitted a compromise proposal to restore the work of the UN Secretary-General’s Investigation Mechanism and the …

  • UN warns of humanitarian disaster due to hostilities in the Donbas

    The UN is concerned that the increased hostilities near the water supply infrastructure in the Donbas may lead to the leakage of lethal chlorine gas, as stated by the UN Resident Coordinator, Neal Walker, Radio Liberty reports.

    Walker said that during the past few days, two water treatment plants on both sides of the demarcation line were fired at.

    "The UN is extremely concerned about the possible leakage of the dangerous chlorine gas stored at both plants. If one 900-kg container is …

  • UN: There are 35,000 people in Ukraine without citizenship

    In Ukraine, as of 2017, there are 35,000 people without citizenship, as stated in a report by the United Nations Refugee Agency.

    According to the report, at least 10 million people across the world do not have citizenship and a third of them are children.

    It was also reported that during the census in 2001 in Ukraine, 82,000 people said that they do not have citizenship. Most of these people lived in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and the Odessa, Donetsk, and Dnipropetrovsk regions.

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  • Ukraine calls on UN to support resolution on human rights in Crimea

    During an event devoted to the human rights situation in the Russian-annexed Crimea which took place in the UN’s New York office, Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze called on the UN to support the resolution on human rights in Crimea, as reported by the Vice Prime Minister’s press service.

    According to the report, Ukraine will soon submit a resolution titled “Provision on human rights in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of …

  • Russia vetoes UN investigation into chemical attacks in Syria

    On Tuesday October 24, Russia vetoed the draft resolution put forward by the US for voting in the UN Security Council which proposes an extension of the mandate to investigate cases of chemical weapons usage in Syria, Deutche Welle reports.Another Security Council member – China – refrained from voting.

    These incidents are being investigated by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) – UN Joint Investigative Mechanism (JIM) formed in 2013.

    The mission’s mandate expires …

  • UN: Donbas has become the region with the most land mines in the world

    Donbas has become the region with the most land mines in the world, as stated at a briefing on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine by U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Ursula Mueller.

    “Eastern Ukraine is facing problems with protection. It is rapidly becoming one of the region with the most land mines in the world, and if the problem is not resolved, it will stop the region’s development for many years to come. Demining and mine risk education are needed in all …

  • Russia opposes UN proposal to limit the veto power of permanent members of the Security Council

    According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein, Aurelia Frick, 114 countries have already supported the initiative of ​​limiting the veto power of the permanent members of the Security Council, reports RIA Novosti.

    According to Frick, "the response to this initiative was exceptional."

     "This initiative is based on voluntary self-restraint of the permanent members of the Council in situations when it comes to mass atrocities. It is based on our deep conviction that a Veto is not …

  • Transnistria asks to join the UN, calls Moldova an aggressor

    The Parliament of the unrecognized Transnistria has adopted an appeal to the United Nations asking the United Nations to provide the unrecognized republic with the status of observer state in the organization,  Deschide news agency reports.

    The document is addressed to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN President of the General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak. The appeal was written on behalf of the leader of Transnistria, Vadim Krasnoselsky, and the so-called chairman of the Supreme …

  • Russian UN delegation leaves before Lithuanian President’s speech

    The Russian delegation left the session of the UN General Assembly before the speech of Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite. Before her speech, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Pyotr Ilyichev and the Chairman of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutsky left the hall. On Tuesday, Grybauskaite met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.

    The press service of the Lithuanian president reported that during this …

  • Russian representative to UN: Russia may not sign US declaration on UN reform

    Russia may not sign a US-proposed political declaration on UN reform, stated Vasily Nebenzya, the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the organization.

    The document was drafted by the administration of American leader Donald Trump. On September 18, the UN Headquarters will host a summit of world leaders on a change in the work of the UN.

    "I'm not sure that we will sign this declaration ... The declaration on UN reform will not be passed through [the UN], and the UN will not …