Archive for November, 2012

General Assembly grants Palestine Non-Member Observer State status at UN

30th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The General Assembly today voted to grant Palestine non-member observer State status at the United Nations, while expressing the urgent need for the resumption of negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians leading to a permanent two-State solution. (more…)

Secretary-General’s Message on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

29th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – It has been 65 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 181, proposing the partition of the mandate territory into two States. (more…)

Pending issues between Sudan and South Sudan having negative security effects – UN

29th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations peacekeeping chief today warned that the lack of progress on outstanding issues between Sudan and South Sudan is having a negative impact on the stability of the latter, putting at risk the progress made since it gained independence from the former in 2011. (more…)

States have obligation to eliminate violence against women – UN officials

29th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York  – Countries have a responsibility to implement national policies to end violence against women, United Nations officials stressed today, adding that urgent action is needed to stop one of the most pervasive human rights violations worldwide. (more…)

Yemeni parties reach agreement paving way for holding of national dialogue – UN envoy

29th November 2012 Uncategorized

New York – The United Nations envoy for Yemen said today that an agreement has been reached to resolve the last contentious issue of the allocation of seats for the all-inclusive national dialogue conference that is a key element of the country’s democratic transition. (more…)