Posts Tagged ‘United Nations General Assembly’

Egypt FM met with OIC to prepare for Rohingya problem at UNGA

October 1, 2013

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy speaks at the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) 68th Ordinary Session
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Fahmy continues diplomatic efforts in UNGA

Fahmy meets more diplomats from across the world and discusses disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation among other issues in New York

Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy met with representatives of several nations as well as representatives of various international organizations while in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) 68th Ordinary Session.

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UN General Assembly voices concern for Myanmar’s Muslims

December 26, 2012

UN General Assembly voices concern for Myanmar’s Muslims

Dec 26, 2012 UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations General Assembly expressed serious concern on Monday over violence between Rohingya Muslims and Buddhists in Myanmar and called upon its government to address reports of human rights abuses by some authorities.

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Burma’s Thein Sein, an unlikely champion of reform

October 10, 2012

Thein Sein's HardTalk interview with Stephen SackurBurma’s Thein Sein, an unlikely champion of reform By Stephen Sackur Presenter, BBC HARDtalk

For a man who was persona non grata in the US until last week, President U Thein Sein has been looking remarkably relaxed in New York City.

Admittedly I met him in the confines of a swanky Manhattan hotel, surrounded by an entourage of advisers and minders, but nonetheless this former stalwart of Burma’s military dictatorship is clearly relishing his rebirth as an unlikely champion of reform.

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Combating discrimination based on religion or belief

December 9, 2010

SOURCE: In their everyday life, many members of religious or belief communities face discrimination based on their religion or belief. They are unduly restricted in the enjoyment of their civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. As such, members of certain religious or belief communities suffer discrimination in their access to public education, health services or public posts. In extreme cases, some of them are also arrested or killed due to their religious affiliation. 

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Where did our little heroes go?

December 3, 2010
United Nations General Assembly hall in New Yo...

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Source_Star: Where did our little heroes go? Why Not? By WONG SAI WAN

Instead of celebrating children, the Universal Children’s Day is turning out to be an occasion to protect them.

COME every Nov 20, the world celebrates the Universal Children’s Day, which according to the United Nations is to promote international togetherness and awareness among children.

Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and five years later, the UN General Assembly adopted the “Declaration of the Rights of the Children”.

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