UN elects Fiji ambassador to top UNGA post

UN elects Fiji ambassador to top UNGA post

(New York) – The U.N. General Assembly chose Fiji’s U.N. Ambassador as president of its 71st session beginning in September. Ambassador Peter Thomson was one of two nominees for the year-long post along with Cyprus Ambassador Andreas Mavroyiannis. Thomson won in a close 94 to 90 vote with seven invalid ballots and one abstention. Current […]

UN Condemns Syrian Government for Violence

UN Condemns Syrian Government for Violence

(New York) – The U.N. General Assembly “strongly” condemned the Syrian government for its “indiscriminate” shelling and bombing of civilians and “widespread and systematic” human rights violations in a conflict that has dragged on for more than two years and left more than 70,000 people dead. The resolution, co-sponsored by most Arab and Western governments, […]

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