by Uri Savir
The new secretary-general of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, sees in the Paris peace conference on Jan. 15 a realization of his long-held view that peace and conflict resolution can only be achieved and sustained through ongoing multilateral diplomacy. Guterres is now contemplating how to leverage the expected outcomes of the conference.
By António Guterres
When I was growing up reading history books as a young student, it seemed all wars had a winner. Yet in today’s wars, it is increasingly clear that no one wins. Everyone loses.
By John Yearwood
On a recent visit to New York City, I looked down from a subway overpass on a fight between two men. The shorter of the two pummeled his opponent, who raced across a busy intersection to escape the blows. Then a surprise: He stopped, stiffened his back, rolled up his sleeves and challenged his attacker to come get him. The short guy, suddenly fearing the worse, turned and ran away crying.
By Vava Tampa
In 2009, seven months after entering the Oval Office, President Obama pledged a new Africa policy. “Africa,” he declared in the Ghanaian Parliament, “doesn't need strongmen. It needs strong institutions.”
By Kofi Annan
Leaders need to eschew walls and fences and take an ethical approach to refugees.
By Masoud Zamani
TEHRAN - 'As to the UN, things will be different after Jan 20th,' reckoned the president-elect Trump in the wake of the Security Council Resolution condemning Israeli settlements, and thereby sketching his UN related policies. But exactly how different things will and can be as to the UN after Jan 20th? Yes, neither Trump nor the republican establishment as a whole exactly represents the champion of multilateralism inherent in the work of U.N. Nonetheless, the Trump administration may turn out to be more serious of a threat to U.N than any of its republican predecessors.
In many ways, 2016 was a year of extremes. The world saw a massive wave of political change and natural catastrophes. As the year 2016 comes to an end, here’s a look back at the major headlines and events.
By Nahal Toosi
The move risks sending mixed signals on U.S. foreign policy.
TEHRAN - Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Gholamali Khoshroo has said that an implementation of the Iran Sanctions Act will be a violation of the JCPOA which the U.S. will be responsible for its negative consequences.
Russia and China have vetoed a UN Security Council resolution which would have mandated a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s Aleppo.
TEHRAN - Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN said on Wednesday that currently the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the United Nations are cooperating to resolve conflicts, prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, fight on extremism, etc.
By Maryam Qarehgozlou
TEHRAN — Actor Reza Kianian presented the “I’m Lake Urmia” petition, signed by around 1.7 million Iranians, to the UN resident coordinator in Iran Gary Lewis, here on Monday.
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif issued a message on Thursday congratulating António Guterres for his appointment as the new UN secretary general.
TEHRAN — Iran has been carrying great burden of fighting narcotics over recent years, Gholamhossein Dehqani, the ambassador and deputy permanent representative of Iran to the UN, has said.
By staff and agency
According to its charter the UN should speed up the process of decolonization toward the complete elimination of colonialism, Iran’s deputy permanent representative to the UN said on Monday.
TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday, “The situation in the region and world is not good and we all should seek international peace and stability.”
TEHRAN - An advisor to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that President Hassan Rouhani will discuss campaign against extremism and terrorism when he attends the NAM summit in Venezuela and the annual UN General Assembly meeting in New York in the coming days.