United Nations

Veto: Russia Blocks UN Resolution Against Arms Race in Space

United Nations resolution aimed at halting the arms race in space, proposed by the United States and Japan, failed to pass the UN Security Council due to Russia's veto, Reuters and DPA reported.

The proposed resolution garnered support from 13 out of 15 members of the UN Security Council. However, Russia exercised its veto power, while China abstained from voting.

Debate on NATO aggression on FR Yugoslavia again fails to make it to UNSC agenda

NEW YORK - A debate requested by Russia to mark the 25th anniversary of the 1999 NATO aggression on the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia has again failed to make it to the UN Security Council agenda after six of 15 members of the top UN body voted in favour and nine abstained on Thursday.

Russia, China, Algeria, Guyana, Sierra Leone and Mozambique voted for the request.

UN event marks Int’l Day of Zero Waste 

The United Nations has hosted an event to mark the second International Day of Zero Waste, highlighting a project initiated in Türkiye aimed at reducing waste burden, with Turkish first lady Emine Erdoğan calling for tangible steps towards sustainability.

March 30 was declared as International Day of Zero Waste by a United Nations General Assembly resolution in 2022.

Botsan-Kharchenko: West hysterically blocked UNSC session on aggression on Yugoslavia

BELGRADE - Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko said on Tuesday Western states had blocked the holding of a UN Security Council session requested by Russia to mark 25 years since the start of the 1999 NATO aggression on the then Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) because they were "afraid of the truth."

FM Gerapetritis: Greece active in international debate on human rights’ protection

Greece's candidacies as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (2025-26) and as member of the Human Rights Council (2028-2030) will focus on close collaboration with all countries and UN mechanisms to safeguard human rights, Foreign Minister George Gerapatritis said during his address at the 55th UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva on Wednesday.

Gerapetritis in Geneva for UN Human Rights Council session

Foreign Minister George Gerapatritis is scheduled to participate in the high-level segment of the 55th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday.

On the sidelines of the summit, Gerapatritis will engage in meetings with the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, and the Executive Vice President of the World Jewish Council Maram Stern.

At the dawn of uncertainty

The wars in Ukraine and Gaza most likely mark the end of the system of global government instituted after World War II. However dysfunctional the UN Security Council was from the start, it had not been undermined to the level that it is today.