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Israel Leads UN Innovation Conference on Global Response to Coronavirus

Friday, May 15, 2020

Israel is leading a U.N. innovation conference focused on developing technological tools to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The two-day conference, which began on Thursday, features world-renowned experts who are slated to discuss the connection between technological innovation and the fight against the coronavirus, in addition to the fulfillment of U.N. development goals. Participating countries include … Read More

Ukraine leaves UN committee on Palestinians

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Ukraine has quit the United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. The decision was authorized by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Founded in 1975, the 25-country committee seeks “to enable Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable rights, including the right to self-determination … the right to national independence and … Read More

U.N. Adopts Resolution Condemning Iran’s Violations Of Human Rights

Friday, December 20, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted its 64th Resolution on December 19 against human rights violations in Iran. Sponsored by Canada, the resolution was adopted with 81 votes for, 30 against, and 70 abstentions. Prominent Iranian human rights activist Hassan Nayeb Hashem tweeted, “The resolution concerning the situation of human rights in Iran was … Read More

Danon invites ‘dozens’ of UN ambassadors to tour the City of David

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon brought “dozens” of UN ambassadors as guests with him to visit the City of David to demonstrate the Jewish’s peoples ancient roots in Israel in front of the world leaders Wednesday afternoon. Danon lead the group of diplomats through the city to tour the three-thousand-year-old archaeological excavations … Read More

Israel to introduce UN resolution calling for recognition of Mideast Jewish refugees

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon announced on Tuesday that Israel will submit a resolution to the General Assembly to formally recognize Jewish refugees, or Mizrachi Jews, from Arab countries and Iran. Danon announced the initiative during a plenary session for the annual meeting that marks 72 years since the historic Nov. 29, … Read More

In a surprise move, 13 countries vote against anti-Israel resolution at the UN

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Thirteen countries changed their voting pattern at the United Nations on Tuesday, voting against an annual resolution that supports a pro-Palestinian U.N. agency. Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Brazil and Colombia, which usually abstain, voted against the resolution regarding the Division of Palestinian Rights at the UN … Read More

UN General Assembly adopts Israeli resolutions on agricultural technology

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday adopted resolutions sponsored by Israel on “Agricultural Technologies for Development.” A total of 147 countries decided to vote in favor of the resolution. The Arab League chose to abstain from voting, instead of voting against the measures. The Israeli resolutions, which aligns with the U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres’s … Read More

UN ‘alarmed’ by reports of ‘significant’ death toll in Iran protests

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The UN rights office said Tuesday that it was “alarmed” by reports that live ammunition was used against protesters in Iran and had caused a significant number of deaths across the country. “We are especially alarmed that the use of live ammunition has allegedly caused a significant number of deaths across the country,” UN High … Read More