How Vietnam may curb China’s ambitions

washingtontimesChina and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the South China Sea and there’s hope diplomacy will prevail

Vietnam Dragon Surveillance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

– – Thursday, June 6, 2019

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At the U.N. Secretariat building, sheathed in shiny aluminum, glass and marble and overlooking New York’s East River, Vietnamese diplomats are soon to celebrate their nation’s selection as a non-permanent member in the U.N. Security Council. As a country that has experienced the tragedies of wars, including one drawn out and fierce conflict with America five decades ago, Hanoi’s foreign policy role is now forged on peaceful cooperation, stability and independence. Tiếp tục đọc “How Vietnam may curb China’s ambitions”

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5 new non-permanent members elected to Security Council

Estonia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines elected alongside Niger, Tunisia and Vietnam

Michael Hernandez   |07.06.2019 Anadolu Agency (Turkey)

5 new non-permanent members elected to Security Council

WASHINGTON

The UN General Assembly elected Friday five new non-permanent members to join the ranks of the Security Council, including two nations who had never before served.

Estonia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Caribbean island nation, were reportedly elected alongside Niger, Tunisia, and Vietnam. Tiếp tục đọc “5 new non-permanent members elected to Security Council”

Vai trò của Việt Nam khi trở thành ủy viên Hội đồng Bảo an LHQ

VNE – Thứ sáu, 7/6/2019, 22:45 (GMT+7) 

Với việc được bầu làm thành viên của cơ quan có thực quyền nhất LHQ, Việt Nam sẽ đóng góp vào việc ra quyết định về các vấn đề quan trọng của thế giới.

Việt Nam hôm nay tranh cử ủy viên không thường trực Hội đồng Bảo an  /  Việt Nam cam kết thúc đẩy phòng ngừa xung đột nếu trúng cử vào Hội đồng Bảo an

Thủ tướng Nguyễn Xuân Phúc phát biểu trước Đại hội đồng Liên Hợp Quốc tại New York ngày 27/9/2018. Ảnh: Reuters.

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UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for ‘balance of power’ in UN Security Council

Guterres said Group of 77 has a very important role to play not only in a multilateral world but in a world where international relations have more justice.

By: PTI | United Nations | Published: January 13, 2018 2:44 pm

un, united nations, unsc, un security council, antonio guterres, un chief, balance of power, indian express United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Files

UN chief Antonio Guterres has called for establishing “balance of power” in the Security Council to make the world body more “democratic”. Speaking at a ceremony on Friday at which Egypt took over the chairmanship of the G77 and China from Ecuador, the UN Secretary-General called for a more democratic UN, with power divided in a more balanced way and with more effective diversity in the regional representation at all its bodies. Tiếp tục đọc “UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for ‘balance of power’ in UN Security Council”

Trump’s Jerusalem move roundly condemned at UN

Palestine's ambassador to the UN said Trump's decision should disqualify the from leading peace efforts [Richard Drew/AP Photo]
Palestine’s ambassador to the UN said Trump’s decision should disqualify the from leading peace efforts [Richard Drew/AP Photo]

During an emergency meeting, UN Security Council members widely condemned Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a move that has led to deadly clashes across the occupied Palestinian territories.

Eight countries called for the emergency meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on Friday, as Palestinians protested across the occupied West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza Strip against the US president’s decision throughout the day.

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UN Security Council to meet Friday to discuss Trump’s Jerusalem move

UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya

Guardian

Council expresses ‘grave concern’ over human rights violations in a statement that was watered down by China

Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar.
Rohingya refugees walk to take shelter in the southern part of Bangladesh at Palongkhali in Coxs Bazar. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The UN Security Council has called on Myanmar to rein in its military campaign in Rakhine state and allow hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingya driven from their homes to return. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council increases pressure on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya”

Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. refugee chief sharply criticized the Security Council and world leaders Thursday for failing to prevent and resolve conflicts that have displaced nearly 66 million people around the world.

Filippo Grandi told the U.N.’s most powerful body the sharp rise in forced displacement from 42 million people in 2009 “reflects weaknesses in international cooperation, and declining capacity to prevent, contain and resolve conflicts.” Tiếp tục đọc “Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts”

UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea

Al Jazeera

Security Council unanimously imposes new sanctions on Pyongyang in watered-down version of initial resolution.

The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]
The United Nations Security Council votes to pass a new sanctions resolution against North Korea [Jason DeCrow/AP Images]

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a US-drafted resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea following its sixth and largest nuclear test.

With backing from China and Russia, the council voted 15-0 on Monday to slap a ban on textile exports and restrict shipments of oil products to North Korea.

The resolution is a watered-down version of the original US proposal. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council slaps new sanctions on North Korea”

UN council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests

Al Jareeza

Security Council condemns North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan as an ‘outrageous’ threat.

The Security Council demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons programmes [File: Damir Sagolj/Reuters]

The United Nations Security Council unanimously condemned North Korea’s firing of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday as an “outrageous” threat and demanded that Pyongyang not launch any more missiles and abandon all nuclear weapons and programmes.

In a statement the 15-member Security Council said it was of “vital importance” that North Korea take immediate, concrete actions to reduce tensions and called on all states to implement United Nations sanctions on Pyongyang. Tiếp tục đọc “UN council unanimously condemns N Korea missile tests”

North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’

al jazeera Aug. 7, 2017

Punishing measures are in ‘violent violation’ of North’s sovereignty, Pyongyang says, as it rejects offers of talks.

North Korea has been conducting nuclear and ballistic missile tests despite warnings [Reuters]

North Korea has come out fighting following fresh UN Security Council sanctions on Pyongyang and after the United States and South Korea celebrated the punishing measures.

North Korea on Monday condemned the sanctions imposed in response to its weapons programmes, saying it would not negotiate over nuclear arms while threatened by the US.

The sanctions passed at the weekend were a “violent violation of our sovereignty”, Pyongyang said in a statement carried by its official Korean Central News Agency, adding it would take “righteous action” in return.

China backs UN sanctions on North Korea as ASEAN summit held

“We will not put our self-defensive nuclear deterrent on the negotiating table” while it faced threats from Washington, it said, “and will never take a single step back from strengthening our nuclear might”.

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday a US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports from North Korea worth more than $1bn.

The triggering event late July, North Korea’s latest test of ballistic missiles, had the international community and experts concerned. Along with the North Korean government, they say the missiles can reach different parts of the US.

Top diplomats meet in Manila

Meanwhile, several Asian foreign ministers, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, are currently gathered in the Philippine capital, Manila, for an ASEAN regional summit. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea rejects UN sanctions, vows ‘action’”

UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions

AL JAZREEZA Aug. 6, 2017

Security Council votes unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea, including banning $1bn in exports.

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution toughening sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear and missile programme.

The Security Council unanimously adopted on Saturday the US-led resolution, which bans mineral and seafood exports worth more than $1bn. Tiếp tục đọc “UN Security Council adopts new North Korea sanctions”

US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on Pyongyang

al jazeera

Fresh UN sanctions come amid ASEAN meeting, where Chinese minister is urging North Korean official to abide by measures.

The United States, China, Japan and South Korea have all welcomed tough new UN sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday praised the approval of new UN sanctions agreed a day earlier, calling the move a “very good outcome.” Tiếp tục đọc “US, South Korea laud new UN sanctions on Pyongyang”

China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves

Aug. 1, 2017 al jazeera

Beijing’s efforts to reduce North Korea tensions will not yield practical results, says China’s UN envoy.

The US has been in talks with China on a draft Security Council resolution [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]
The US has been in talks with China on a draft Security Council resolution [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]

China’s UN envoy has said it is primarily up to the United States and North Korea, not Beijing, to reduce tensions and work towards resuming talks to end Pyongyang’s nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes.

Liu Jieyi’s remark came on Monday after US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he was “very disappointed” China had done “nothing” for Washington with regards to North Korea who a day earlier conducted its second test this month of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

Jieyi said “[the US and North Korea] hold the primary responsibility to keep things moving, to start moving in the right direction, not China”.

“No matter how capable China is, China’s efforts will not yield practical results because it depends on the two principal parties,” Liu said, speaking at a news conference marking the end of Beijing’s presidency of the UN Security Council in July. Tiếp tục đọc “China: US, North Korea should ease tensions themselves”

Liên hợp quốc cắt giảm ngân sách cho lực lượng gìn giữ hòa bình toàn cầu

BTT – Thứ Bảy, 01/07/2017 10:36 

Ngày 30/6, Đại Hội đồng Liên hợp quốc (LHQ) đã nhất trí cắt giảm gần 600 triệu USD từ ngân sách 7,87 tỷ USD hiện nay chi cho hoạt động của các lực lượng gìn giữ hòa bình trên khắp thế giới, xuống còn 7,3 tỷ USD.

Binh sĩ Brazil thuộc Phái bộ gìn giữ hòa bình Liên hợp quốc tại Port-au-Prince, Haiti, ngày 2/6. Ảnh: EPA/TTXVN

Cụ thể, các nước thành viên LHQ đã nhất trí 6,8 tỷ USD trong ngân sách là để tài trợ cho 14 phái bộ gìn giữ hòa bình. 500 triệu USD còn lại bổ sung cho phái bộ gìn giữ hòa bình tại Haiti và khu vực Darfur của Sudan sẽ được LHQ thông qua lần cuối vào tháng 12 tới. Tiếp tục đọc “Liên hợp quốc cắt giảm ngân sách cho lực lượng gìn giữ hòa bình toàn cầu”