United Nations General Assembly - the best personalized free web-based Email en en United Nations General Assembly The Latest: UN official calls for de-escalation in Syria WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times EDT): 7:30 p.m. The president of the United Nations General Assembly says the U.N. hopes there will be "no further escalation" following Thursday's missile strikes on Syrian targets by the United States. Peter Thomson of Fiji says there are "peace processes un... Fri, 07 Apr 2017 23:33:00 GMT 2017-04-07T23:33:00Z Venezuela, Libya again lose UN vote rights over dues debts UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body. The Assembly decided this week that the two oil producers and four other countries would lose their votes in the 2016-2017 session because they're over two ... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:48:00 GMT 2017-02-24T23:48:00Z UN chief Ban Ki-moon bids colleagues, staff farewell UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ban Ki-moon joked to hundreds of diplomats and U.N. staff as he left United Nations headquarters Friday for the last time as secretary-general that he feels "like Cinderella — tomorrow at midnight, everything changes." Flanked by the presidents of the General Assembly and the Security Council, the native South Korean thanked U.N. wor... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:03:00 GMT 2016-12-31T01:03:00Z Aleppo evacuations in heavy snow end brutal war chapter BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of rebel fighters and civilians, including small children swaddled in thick blankets, were bused out of war-ravaged Aleppo in heavy snow on Wednesday as the evacuation of former rebel strongholds entered its final phase. Scenes of buses slowly driving out of Aleppo in a shroud of white offered an evocative finale to what has been on... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:54:00 GMT 2016-12-22T00:54:00Z The Latest: Syrian opposition group supports call for talks BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria where thousands more civilians and rebels are expected to leave the eastern part of the city of Aleppo under a key cease-fire deal (all times local): 10:25 p.m. An official with Syria's main opposition group says it supports Russia's call for resumed peace talks, but wants them to take p... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 21:26:00 GMT 2016-12-16T21:26:00Z US supports French proposal for independent Aleppo monitors UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Friday she favors a French-drafted U.N. resolution calling for independent international monitors to oversee the evacuation of civilians and rebel fighters from war-torn Aleppo. But Russia's ambassador was not as quick to embrace the plan, saying "it takes weeks to deploy observers." The... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:55:00 GMT 2016-12-16T20:55:00Z Antonio Guterres sworn as UN secretary-general UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres was sworn in Monday as secretary-general of the United Nations, becoming the ninth U.N. chief in the body's 71-year history. The former U.N. refugee chief was elected to the top job by acclamation in the General Assembly in October. He takes over from Ban Ki-moon on Jan. 1. ... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 21:15:00 GMT 2016-12-12T21:15:00Z UN Syria envoy say time may be right for negotiations UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russia's announcement that Syria was suspending combat operations in Aleppo may mean the time is right to restart negotiations for a peace deal, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Thursday. Staffan de Mistura said he was encouraged by planned discussions between the U.S. and Russia on Saturday in Geneva to discuss the withdrawal of all op... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:10:00 GMT 2016-12-08T23:10:00Z Rights groups call for emergency UN session on Syria Expressing frustration at the U.N. Security Council's inability to stop the bombardment of the besieged Syrian City of Aleppo, a coalition of over 200 human rights groups is calling for the General Assembly to hold an emergency special session to demand an end to the attacks. Sherine Tadros, head of Amnesty International's U.N. office, said the 223 human ... Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:44:00 GMT 2016-12-01T18:44:00Z