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At UN, Belize chastises rich nations for abandoning global partnership for development

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Foreign Minister Wilfred Elrington of Belize. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 30 September 2013 – Developed nations have not honoured their commitments to provide the assistance poor countries need to achieve the global anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the Foreign Minister of Belize told United Nations Member States today, stressing that the future […]

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Nicaragua continues progress on anti-poverty targets, Foreign Minister says

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Samuel Santos López, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nicaragua. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 30 September 2013 – In an annual statement at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Foreign Minister of Nicaragua highlighted his country’s progress towards achieving the anti-poverty goals, which is the theme of this year’s General Assembly. In his address to […]

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UN chemical weapons investigators depart Syria after six-day mission

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Head of the chemical weapons team working in Syria Åke Sellström (foreground) with other members in The Hague. Photo: OPCW/Henry Arvidsson (file photo) 30 September 2013 – The United Nations team investigating allegations of chemical weapons use in Syria has left the country after completing its six-day mission, a spokesperson for the world body said […]

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Eritrean Foreign Minister urges General Assembly to reform the UN

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Osman Mohammed Saleh,  Minister for Foreign Affairs of Eritrea. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 30 September 2013 – The United Nations is debilitated by chronic weaknesses and shortcomings and must be reformed, the Foreign Minister of Eritrea today said, urging also that sanctions against its country be lifted. “The 21st century requires a revitalized United Nations that […]

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Turkmenistan offers to host UN-backed meetings on disarmament, energy, refugees

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Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 30 September 2013 – Calling for an expanded United Nations role in the world, Turkmenistan today proposed hosting five international meetings next year – on disarmament, energy security, cooperative transport and transit corridors for landlocked countries, […]

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At GA debate, Gulf State ministers pledge support for nuclear-free zone in Middle East

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Yousef Bin AI-Alawi Bin Abdulla, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Oman. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 30 September 2013 – In their addresses to the United Nations General Assembly today, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain and Oman reiterated their support for making the Middle East a zone free of nuclear and other weapons […]

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At UN General Debate, Morocco calls for more aid, investment for Africa

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Saad-Eddine El Othmani Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Morocco.  UN Photo/Evan Schneider 30 September 2013 – Moroccan Foreign Minister Saad Dine El Otmani took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to decry the lack of international aid and other obstacles that prevent Africa from reaching its full potential. “We […]

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China holds reception to celebrate National Day on 1 Oct ( 3 days holiday) every year

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Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), addresses a reception marking the 64th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2013. More than 2,800 representatives from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas Chinese communities attended the reception. […]

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Happy 64th National Day to the People’s Republic of China on 1 Oct – The PRC was founded on October 1, 1949 with a ceremony at Tiananmen Square

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China (i/ˈtʃaɪnə/; Chinese: 中国; pinyin: Zhōngguó), officially the People’s Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state located in East Asia. It is the world’s most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party, with its seat of government in the capital city of […]

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Future development agenda must centre on human dignity, Canadian official tells UN

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John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 30 September 2013 – All efforts to shape a future development agenda must centre on protecting the dignity of human beings, especially those most vulnerable, the Foreign Minister of Canada told the United Nations General Assembly today. “We are not here to achieve results […]

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