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06.09.2018 - 19:18 [ Junge Welt ]

Sicherheitsrat streitet über Nicaragua

New York. China und Russland haben am Mittwoch (Ortszeit) in New York die Einberufung einer Sondersitzung des UN-Sicherheitsrates zur Lage in Nicaragua kritisiert. Das Land sei keine Gefahr für Frieden und Sicherheit auf der Welt und damit kein Thema für das UN-Gremium, kritisierten sie die Anberaumung der Sitzung durch die USA, die derzeit den Vorsitz des Rates innehaben.

05.09.2018 - 17:39 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Moon, Trump agree to meet at UN General Assembly later this month

However, after the phone conversation, the Blue House was cautious to confirm that President Moon will, in fact, attend the General Assembly; while White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said the two leaders agreed to meet later this month. The Blue House said in a separate readout that the two leaders agreed to quote „explore the idea of meeting in person“ on the sidelines of the General Assembly in New York.

01.09.2018 - 16:16 [ Newsweek.com ]

Iran Remains in Compliance With Nuclear Deal Despite Donald Trump’s Sanctions, U.N. Watchdog Reports

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released its latest report analyzing Tehran’s conformity with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal—on Thursday, revealing that the country continues to hold up its side of the treaty, according to Radio Free Europe.

22.08.2018 - 08:31 [ KBS ]

Präsidialamt erwartet offenbar Erklärung von offiziellem Kriegsende bei UN-Versammlung

Angesichts der Erklärung erwarte Seoul ein entsprechendes Tempo der Verhandlungen zwischen beiden Koreas bzw. zwischen den USA und Nordkorea. Damit möge man die Ergebnisse bei der UN-Generalversammlung miterleben, sagte der Präsidialsprecher Kim Eui-kyeom am Mittwoch.

12.08.2018 - 14:10 [ UN Tribune ]

UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan

(4.12.2014) UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.

03.08.2018 - 16:30 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

Syria: Russian military police secure UN mission access to Golan Heights

Russian military police secured UN mission access to Golan Heights on Friday, for the first time since the beginning of the conflict in Syria on. Deputy commander of the Russian forces in Syrian Arab Republic Sergei Kuralenko said that today’s event will allow the UN mission to „fully fulfil its obligations to the international community.“

25.07.2018 - 15:24 [ Yonhap ]

S. Korea eyes early war-ending declaration: minister

Speaking to lawmakers at the National Assembly, she said the U.N. General Assembly session, to be held in New York in September, can be a chance for the ceremony but added that no specific moves have yet been made.

If realized, it would be a „political declaration“ aimed at facilitating the denuclearization of Korea, Kang said.

23.07.2018 - 14:57 [ Ban Ki Moon / Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen ]

Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 4 September to 19 November 2014

(1.12.2014) 5. In view of the heavy fighting, which was approaching close to the UNDOF headquarters at Camp Faouar and the mission’s positions in the central part of the area of separation, the Force Commander briefed both parties early in September on the Force’s plans to relocate its personnel and assets should the Nusra Front or other extremist fighters who posed a clear threat to the mission endanger the safety and security of the United Nations personnel. It should be noted here that from information posted on social media as well as in the course of its efforts to secure the release of the peacekeepers, the United Nations learned that its personnel had been taken and held by members of the Nusra Front. There were indications that the Nusra Front intended to detain additional UNDOF personnel and take from UNDOF more weapons and vehicles as opportunities arose. (…)

12. Crossing of the ceasefire line by civilians, primarily shepherds, was observed on an almost daily basis. On 24 October, United Nations observation post 73 observed 12 IDF soldiers who detained one civilian between the Alpha line and the Israeli technical fence south-east of the observation post and subsequently took him away. IDF informed UNDOF that they released the person within one hour at the same location. On 27 October, position 80 observed two IDF soldiers east of the technical fence returning from the direction of the Alpha line towards the technical fence. UNDOF observed IDF opening the technical fence gate and letting two individuals pass from the Bravo to the Alpha side. Following the evacuation of UNDOF personnel from position 85 on 28 August, UNDOF sporadically observed armed members of the opposition interacting with IDF across the ceasefire line in the vicinity of United Nations position 85.

23.07.2018 - 14:55 [ UN Tribune ]

UN Peacekeepers Observe IDF Interacting With Al Nusra in Golan

(4.12.2014) UN troops monitoring the 1974 ceasefire between Israel and Syria have witnessed interactions between members of the Israeli Defence Forces and the Al Nusra Front who have taken over a large part of the Golan Heights.

21.07.2018 - 09:31 [ Heise.de ]

Ehemalige Bundeswehrsoldaten als Söldner in Krisengebieten

(27.Mai 2010) Ulrich Delius: Schätzungen gehen davon aus, dass bis zu 4.000 ehemalige Bundeswehrsoldaten zur Zeit für in- und ausländische Sicherheitsfirmen auch in Krisengebieten arbeiten. Sie sind sowohl beim Personen- und Objektschutz, als auch bei der Ausbildung von Soldaten und Paramilitärs eingesetzt. Insgesamt gibt es rund 2.000 Sicherheitsfirmen weltweit, die 1,5 Millionen Mitarbeiter beschäftigen.

19.07.2018 - 05:37 [ KBS.co.kr ]

Außenministerin: Gipfel beider Koreas und der USA bei UN-Generalversammlung möglich

Spekulationen über mögliche Kontakte zwischen den Spitzen beider Koreas vor einem später in diesem Jahr geplanten Pjöngjang-Besuch von Präsident Moon Jae-in seien schwierig anzustellen.

Zur Möglichkeit einer Erklärung des Endes des Koreakriegs bei der UN-Generalversammlung sagte die Ministerin, dass Moon und Nordkoreas Machthaber Kim Jong-un die Erklärung des Kriegsendes wie in der Erklärung nach dem Panmunjom-Gipfel festgeschrieben noch in diesem Jahr anstreben würden.

15.07.2018 - 10:08 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

UN allows S. Korea to send supplies to N. Korea to restore military hotline

The UN Security Council has approved a request from South Korea… for an exception to the sanctions on the North… so it can send fuel and vehicles for the purpose of restoring military communication lines. Kyodo News reported Sunday, citing diplomatic sources,… that the committee on North Korea sanctions decided to allow the South Korean government to send gasoline, buses, trucks, and other items. Those sources said none of the council’s fifteen member nations objected.

29.06.2018 - 09:40 [ Kleine Zeitung ]

Lager für die Asylwerber: Australiens eiserne Hand bei Flüchtlingen und Migranten

(23.6.2018) Nach zahlreichen Vorwürfen von Übergriffen auf Flüchtlinge und der desolaten medizinischen Versorgung vor Ort erklärte ein australisches Gericht die Lager auf Manus für illegal. Im Oktober 2017 wurden sie geschlossen. Die Menschen wurden auf Notunterkünfte verteilt, doch auch diese von privaten Firmen betriebenen Einrichtungen funktionieren wie die Lager.

20.06.2018 - 17:48 [ BR24.de ]

Grünen-Chef Habeck: „Seehofer will große Lager in Libyen“

Grünen-Chef Habeck hat den sogenannten Masterplan von Horst Seehofer zur Asylpolitik scharf kritisiert. „Ich glaube, dass die Lösung, die versucht wird herzustellen, große Lager in Libyen sind. Das hat Seehofer gestern beiläufig fallen gelassen.“

20.06.2018 - 15:27 [ derStandard.at ]

BND-Überwachung: Wiener UNO-City pocht auf „Unverletzlichkeit“

Nach neuen Berichten von STANDARD und Profil über deutsche Spionageaktivitäten in Österreich haben die offenbar ebenfalls betroffenen Vereinten Nationen den Respekt der „Unverletzlichkeit ihrer Räumlichkeiten“ eingefordert. Der Sprecher der Wiener UNO-City, Martin Nesirky, verwies in einer übermittelten Stellungnahme auf die völkerrechtlich garantierten „Vorrechte und Immunitäten“ der UNO. – derstandard.at/2000081849367/Wiener-UNO-City-pocht-auf-Unverletzlichkeit

19.06.2018 - 17:46 [ Welt.de ]

Angriff gegen Gaddafi: Westerwelle rechtfertigt deutschen Libyen-Sonderweg

(20.März 2011) Jedenfalls sah sich der Außenminister veranlasst, mittags vor die Presse zu treten und die deutsche Haltung, keine Soldaten zur Unterstützung internationaler Truppen nach Libyen zu entsenden, erneut zu rechtfertigen. Vorwürfe, die Bundesrepublik habe sich durch ihre Enthaltung bei der Abstimmung im UN-Sicherheitsrat von den westlichen Bündnispartnern isoliert, wies Westerwelle als „völlig falsch“ zurück:

03.06.2018 - 09:36 [ Radio China ]

China fordert Entspannung der Lage zwischen Palästinensern und Israelis

Der UN-Sicherheitsrat und die internationale Gemeinschaft sollten sofort einschreiten, um die Wiederherstellung der Friedensgespräche zwischen Palästinensern und Israelis zu fördern und das „Zwei-Staaten-Konzept“ für die friedliche Koexistenz zwischen Palästinensern und Israelis zu realisieren, so Ma weiter.

25.05.2018 - 09:27 [ António Guterres, Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen / Twitter ]

Deeply concerned by cancellation of meeting between President of the US and leader of the DPRK. I urge the parties to continue dialogue to find a path towards the verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Launch of my Disarmament Agenda today:

22.05.2018 - 13:20 [ Radio Utopie ]

Libyen-Krieg: Neue Sitzung der Schwachmächte im UNO-Sicherheitsrat

(22.3.2011) Die Weltschwächlinge China und Russland beschweren sich bei den USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich über einen Krieg gegen Libyen, den sie selbst erst ermöglicht haben. Auch die Atomschwachmacht Indien, dessen Regierung sich am 17.März in New York ebenfalls der Stimme enthalten hatte, entdeckt mittlerweile zu was sie sich eigentlich enthalten hat.

Am 17.März wurde im Sicherheitsrat der Organisation der Vereinten Nation (UNO) in New York eine umfassende Kriegsvollmacht gegen den souveränen Staat Libyen beschlossen. Es gab keine Gegenstimme. Die Atomschwachmächte Russland und China, die trotz offenkundiger Leseschwächen ihrer gesamten politischen Führungsschicht ein Vetorecht im UNO Sicherheitsrat genießen, enthielten sich der Stimme.

18.05.2018 - 05:13 [ Guangming Online ]

UN promotes positive use of artificial intelligence for all

„The inaugural 2017 summit sparked inclusive global dialogue on the potential of AI to act as a force for good,“ said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. „The action-oriented 2018 summit will now harness this momentum to identify practical applications of AI to improve the quality and sustainability of life on our planet.“
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in his video message, „I commend the ITU for the critical role it plays in narrowing the digital divide and connecting people wherever they are, whatever their means. As we look to an increasingly digital future, I welcome your focus on exploring how artificial intelligence can accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.“

11.05.2018 - 08:14 [ Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen ]

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in the Middle East

The Secretary-General followed with utmost concern reports overnight of missile launches from Syria targeting Israeli positions and retaliatory strikes by the Israel Defense Forces, that followed earlier strikes in Syria on Tuesday, 8 May. He notes with relief today’s partial normalization of the situation.

The United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) has maintained contact with the Syrian Arab Armed Forces and Israel Defense Forces, urging both parties to exercise maximum restraint and abide by their obligations under the Disengagement of Forces Agreement.

The Secretary-General urges for an immediate halt to all hostile acts and any provocative actions to avoid a new conflagration in the region already embroiled in terrible conflicts with immense suffering of civilians.

05.05.2018 - 14:05 [ Hamodia.com ]

Germany Rejects Criticism of Bid for U.N. Seat Against Israel

(28.3.2018) Maas told reporters before his first United Nations visit as foreign minister that Germany’s candidacy had been announced long ago, and did not diminish its strong support for Israel.

“We are not running against anyone; we are running for a seat,” he said, following the criticism from Washington’s nominee as U.S. ambassador to Berlin and others. “That is a topic that one can deal with very normally.”

05.05.2018 - 14:02 [ MosaicMagazine.com ]

Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council

(18.3.2018) Why? Diplomats have been telling me Israel violates too many Security Council resolutions to be a member—as in the one passed during the last weeks of Barack Obama’s presidency, which marked Jewish holy sites as occupied Palestinian territory. But is building a porch in [the West Bank town of] Ma’ale Adumim really such a huge threat to world peace?

How about, then, a report released last week by UN experts on the Security Council’s North Korea sanctions? It found Germany violated a council ban on sparkling wines, exporting $151,840 worth of bubbly and other luxury goods to Kim Jong Un’s cronies.

28.04.2018 - 20:37 [ Daily Mail ]

Austria probes UN peacekeepers over Golan deaths

The Austria Press Agency quoted a spokesman for the United Nations as calling the video „disturbing“.

The world body would follow up actively on this issue in cooperation with the Austrian authorities, the spokesman says.

The spokesman added that the incident, which left nine members of the Syrian security forces killed by 13 members of the armed opposition, was reported to the UN Security Council and included in a UN report.

25.04.2018 - 09:01 [ Patrick Wintour / theGuardian.com ]

Syria: western nations seek to bypass Russian veto at UN

Called “uniting for peace”, it would enable nine members of the 15-strong security council to bypass a Russian veto and refer the matter to a full vote at the general assembly. It would then require a two-thirds majority by the general assembly for an attribution mechanism to be agreed.

The 1950 “uniting for peace” route was explicitly designed to be used when the security council could not meet its responsibilities over maintenance of peace.

19.04.2018 - 09:03 [ rferl.org ]

UN Says Negotiating With Syria, Russia On Visit To Syria Site

A team from the United Nations is discussing security arrangements with Syrian and Russian authorities in Syria to allow experts access to the town of Douma to investigate an alleged chemical-weapons attack, UN officials say.

The remarks on April 18 came after the director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, said UN security experts had come under fire in the town when they arrived in an attempt to assess the situation.

19.04.2018 - 09:01 [ New York Times ]

Gunmen Shot at U.N. Team Near Site of Reported Chemical Attack, Official Says

A United Nations security team was fired on in the Syrian town of Douma, raising doubts on Wednesday about when international investigators would be able to visit the site of what was suspected to have been a chemical attack.

Eleven days have passed since rescue and medical workers in Douma reported an attack that left victims choking and foaming at the mouth, killing at least 43 people.

18.04.2018 - 16:03 [ CBS News ]

Syria chemical weapons probe stalled after U.N. team shot at

„Shots were fired yesterday at a U.N. security team doing reconnaissance in Douma,“ a U.N. source told CBS News‘ Pamela Falk on Wednesday. „They were not injured and returned to Damascus.“ The team is working with the OPCW inspectors, who arrived in Damascus over the weekend, to determine when it will be safe to carry out the first inspection visit.

Syrian media said the chemical weapons inspectors had entered Douma on Tuesday, but a Syrian diplomat said later that only the U.N. security team had visited.

12.04.2018 - 05:23 [ english.ahram.org.eg ]

Bolivia requests UN Security Council meeting on Thursday over threat of military action on Syria

Bolivia has asked for the United Nations Security Council to meet on Thursday „on the escalation of rhetoric regarding Syria and these threats of unilateral military action,“ hours after US President Donald Trump warned of missile attacks.

„There’s a consistency in these threats, so we are concerned because any unilateral action would be a violation of the principles and purposes of the (UN) charter,“ Bolivia’s UN Ambassador Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz told reporters.

03.04.2018 - 10:43 [ Tass ]

Germany insists UN peacekeeping mission should be deployed across Donbass

(4.1.2018) A UN mission should be deployed in the areas of eastern Ukraine gripped by the conflict, not just along the contact line to protect observers of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM), visiting German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in Kiev on Wednesday.

„It is necessary that a UN armed and powerful mission can be deployed across the entire territory [of Donbass], but not merely for protection of a small group of OSCE mission and along the contact line as a new border of Ukraine,“ Gabriel told a joint news conference with Ukrainian counterpart Pavel Klimkin.