• Kazem Gharib Abadi named Iran’s ambassador to IAEA 2018-11-27 20:57

    Iranian diplomat elected as deputy chairman of UNIDO

    TEHRAN - Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, was elected as deputy chairman of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for one year.

  • FATF 2018-11-26 21:46

    FATF sets Dec 15 deadline for Pakistan

    TEHRAN _ Pakistan, which has been blacklisted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), will have to comply with 27 actionable plans of the body by December 15 to escape from the blacklist, according to reports.

  • Tehran backs UN peace efforts in Afghanistan 2018-11-19 21:24

    Tehran backs UN peace efforts in Afghanistan

    TEHRAN – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday voiced Iran’s readiness to help the UN efforts to establish peace in Afghanistan, Fars reported.

  • khoshroo 2018-11-17 21:53

    Khoshroo’s diplomatic mission to UN ends

    TEHRAN - Gholamali Khoshroo’s diplomatic mission to the United Nations formally came to an end on Friday as the Iranian parliament has adopted a legislation banning employment of retirees.

  • Rohingya 2018-11-11 10:12

    ‘Time not ripe for Rohingya repatriation’

    TEHRAN _ Bangladesh and Myanmar should shelve plans of repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Rakhine State as they face a “high risk of persecution”, a top United Nations' human rights investigator has warned.

  • Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran 2018-11-05 19:52

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Meeting on regional co-op for building resilience to disasters opens in Tehran

    TEHRAN — An Expert Consultation Meeting on Regional Cooperation for Building Resilience to Slow-Onset Disasters, Including Sand and Dust Storms and Information Management for Cross-Border Disaster in Asia and the Pacific opened in Tehran on Monday.

  • DOE chief Isa Kalantari in a meeting with UNDP representative Ugochi Daniels 2018-10-31 20:10

    DOE chief demands UN to cooperate on negotiating Hamoun water right

    TEHRAN — Over a meeting held in Tehran on Wednesday with the UN resident coordinator and UNDP representative Ugochi Daniels, Issa Kalantari, chief of Iran’s Department of Environment (DOE), emphasized the need for negotiating with Afghanistan to discuss Hamoun Lake water right.

  • President Ronald Reagan (L) Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev 2018/10/26

    By Mikhail Gorbachev former president of the Soviet Union

    A new nuclear arms race has begun

    Over 30 years ago, President Ronald Reagan and I signed in Washington the United States-Soviet Treaty on the elimination of intermediate- and shorter-range missiles. For the first time in history, two classes of nuclear weapons were to be eliminated and destroyed.

  • United Nation 2018-10-24 09:31

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    UN and the puzzle of Cyprus

    TEHRAN - The "Cyprus file" is still open at the United Nations. UN officials have stated that the perspective of resolving the disputes over this issue remains positive. This is while Greek and Cypriot officials have said that reaching any agreement on this issue requires Turkey's cooperation.

  • Nikki Haley 2018-10-19 12:01

    By Hanif Ghaffari

    Nikki Haley left the UN

    TEHRAN - Nikki Haley has resigned as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave her post in January. Since Trump’s first weeks in office, the White House has been plagued with high-profile departures of people who are fired or resign, often after being stung by scandal or caught up in some controversy: National Security Adviser Mike Flynn, FBI Director James Comey and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, to name a few.

  • un 2018-10-17 15:54

    UN human rights mechanisms are based on double standards, Iran says

    TEHRAN – The UN mechanisms on human rights are politicized and based on double standards, Iran’s representative to the Third Committee of the UN said on Tuesday.

  • Afghanistan election 2018-10-16 08:16

    UN chief decries violence ahead of Afghan polls

    TEHRAN - The United Nations chief has denounced violent attacks targeting electoral booths in Afghanistan as the country gears up for parliamentary elections later this week.

  • Yemen 2018-10-15 16:55

    UN: Yemen on brink of 'world's worst famine in 100 years’

    The United Nations has warned Yemen could be facing the worst famine in 100 years if airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition are not halted, the Guardian reported on Monday.

  • Nikki Haley 2018/10/14

    By Michael H Fuchs

    Nikki Haley's departure reflects the chaos of U.S.'s foreign policy

    Not unlike in an autocracy, U.S. foreign policy is hostage to the erratic whims of the president, directed by Trump tweets and what he sees on Fox News

  • 1.	India elected to UN HR Council 2018-10-13 22:09

    India elected to UN HR Council

    TEHRAN - India was elected to the influential UN Human Rights Council with the highest number of votes by the UN General Assembly on Friday with a vow to combat intolerance.

  • Nikki Haley lashes out at EU's Mogherini over Iran deal 2018-10-13 14:55

    In parting shot, Nikki Haley shuns human rights groups at UN

    During her nearly two-year stint as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley sought to cultivate a reputation as a human rights champion, speaking out forcefully about atrocities from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Myanmar to South Sudan.

  • Trump-Hailey 2018/10/10

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Nikki Hailey calls it quits, Twitter says ‘good riddance’

    TEHRAN - The ‘smart and cunning’ U.S. envoy to the UN Nikki Hailey announced on Tuesday that she will be stepping down from her chair at the end of the year, a decision that has generated palpable buzz in the political circles and over social media.

  • Taliban 2018-10-08 23:00

    UN urges Taliban not to use IEDs

    TEHRAN - The United Nations has called on insurgent groups in Afghanistan to refrain from using improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in civilian areas, after it reported a sharp rise in civilian casualties caused by the explosives this year.

  • Samir Saran 2018-10-06 20:14

    By: Syed Zafar Mehdi

    ‘India-Pakistan relationship is held hostage by many structural impediments’

    TEHRAN - India and Pakistan, the two estranged neighbors, made some significant overtures since the formation of new government in Islamabad, which rekindled hopes of peaceniks in both the countries. But the parleys proved short-lived. The battle lines are drawn again as accusations and counter-accusations fly thick and fast. This week, the foreign ministers of the two countries took their war of words to the UN General Assembly.

  • Guterres 2018-10-03 18:07

    UN chief urges India to put pressure on Myanmar to resolve Rohingya crisis

    TEHRAN - Voicing serious concern over the plight of Rohingya refugees living in the ramshackle camps in Bangladesh under appalling conditions, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has urged India to put pressure on Myanmar and support Bangladesh.

  • Antonio Guterres 2018-10-01 22:15

    India bats for UN chief’s proposal of ‘reforms’

    TEHRAN - UN chief Antonio Guterres has appreciated India’s support to his proposal of reforms in the UN Security Council and expressed hope that progress will be made in the ongoing UN session.

  • Pakistan-India 2018/10/01

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    India-Pakistan verbal bang-bang at UN

    TEHRAN - Since the formation of new government in Islamabad, a series of overtures between New Delhi and Islamabad had rekindled hopes of peace and reconciliation. But, much to the chagrin of peaceniks, it proved hogwash. The battle lines are drawn again. The war of words has resumed. Accusations and counter-accusations are flying thick and fast. The gains made in recent weeks have been squandered.

  • Rohigya 2018-09-30 02:00

    Sexual violence against Rohingyas

    TEHRAN- Bangladesh government and the United Nations have agreed to jointly address conflict-related sexual violence committed against Rohingya refugees forcibly evicted from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

  • UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in an undated photo 2018-09-30 00:30

    UN chief urges support for digital techs to boom tourism

    TEHRAN - The secretary general of the United Nations has called for an international support for digital technologies which are suitable for tourism.

  • zarif 2018-09-28 13:10

    Zarif says ‘craft show’ cannot hide Israel’s secret nuclear arms program

    TEHRAN – Responding to another show by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again this time at the UN General Assembly on Thursday,  Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said “no arts and craft show” can hide this reality that Israel has “secret” and “undeclared” nuclear weapons program.

  • Pakistan-China 2018-09-26 23:50

    ‘Plots to disrupt China-Pakistan ties won’t work’

    TEHRN - In a veiled attack on the U.S., China has warned against any attempts to sow discord in Beijing’s relations with Islamabad, saying any plots to create fissures will not prevail.

  • Trump 2018/09/26

    By Syed Zafar Mehdi

    How Trump became laughing stock at UN

    TEHRAN - U.S. President Donald Trump took the podium of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday and delivered a bombastic speech that drew mocking laugher from the world leaders. In his characteristic foolhardy manner, Trump rejected the ideology of globalism and denounced multilateralism, forgetting that he was speaking from the stage of the global body that endorses both globalism and multilateralism. But, we can expect that from the man with foot-in-mouth syndrome.

  • Araqchi: UN Security Council meeting to isolate U.S. more 2018-09-26 17:44

    Iran's Araqchi: UN Security Council meeting to isolate U.S. more

    TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi is of the opinion that the Wednesday’s UN Security Council meeting will isolate the U.S. further. 

  • Mahathir Mohamad 2018-09-24 23:52

    Malaysian PM returns to world stage

    TEHRAN - Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is set to make a return to the world stage. Mahathir, 93, arrives in New York on Tuesday to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

  • U.S. invaded Afghanistan 2018-09-24 23:45

    ‘17 years after U.S. invaded Afghanistan, problems remains endemic’

    TEHRAN - The staggering failures of the U.S. and its allies in war-ravaged Afghanistan have been documented by many global think tanks and written about by many seasoned regional observers.