Tue, 18 Dec 2018 06:44
UN condemns North Korean human rights violations
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution Monday condemning the "systematic, widespread and gross" human rights violations in North Korea.
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 01:00
Strong Shinawatra camp presence at first party meet
PHEU THAI Party’s so-called sister party, Thai Raksa Chart, held its first general assembly yesterday, which saw several heirs and heiresses of politicians from the Shinawatra camp showing up and being named party executives.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:00
UN abdicates role as rights defender
By admitting several countries notorious for trampling basic freedoms onto its rights council, the General Assembly has let humanity down
Sat, 29 Sep 2018 19:09
Uttama elected Palang Pracharat leader, Sonthirat secretary-general
Industry Minister Uttama Savanayana was elected leader of the pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party at the party’s general assembly in Muang Thong Thani on Saturday.
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 11:47
Vietnam deputy PM seeks support for UN Security Council membership
Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Bình Minh, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, sought support on Wednesday for Vietnam to be a non-permanent member of the Security Council in 2020-21.
Fri, 28 Sep 2018 06:53
Chinese first lady calls for global efforts against TB
Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping, addressed the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on ending tuberculosis (TB) via a video on Wednesday, calling for global efforts to put an end to the epidemic.
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:48
Cambodia's surrogacy law set to lift burden from ‘victims’
Hundreds of rights organisations from 18 countries campaigned for “a global ban on women’s womb rental” on Monday during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:09
BTS' motivational UN speech transcends race and gender identity
K-pop sensation BTS embraced self-love and encouraged young people around the world to "speak themselves" regardless of their origin, skin color and gender identity, in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday.
Wed, 26 Sep 2018 01:00
General Assembly or General Farce?
The annual gathering of the UN General Assembly is underway this week. May I make an educated guess regarding what this highly politicised body, where each member country has one vote and there are no vetoes, will NOT do.
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:00
Thai Union committed to help Thailand deal with sustainable fishing challenges
THAILAND’S progress in promoting human rights in the fishing industry will be addressed in a panel session on modern slavery and human trafficking at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) today in New York.
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:20
Pheu Thai executives to discuss timing of party caucus: Phumtham
Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai on Saturday said that he party executives would soon meet to discuss the date of the party’s first general assembly held after the 2014 coup.
Sat, 15 Sep 2018 12:11
Chart Thai Pattana to hold party caucus on October 5
The Chart Thai Pattana Party will hold a general assembly on October 5 to elect its new leader and executive board, party director Nikorn Chamnong said on Saturday.
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 08:01
120 countries at UN condemn Israel over Gaza violence
The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted by a strong majority of 120 countries an Arab-backed resolution condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza and rejected a US bid to blame Hamas for the violence.
Wed, 30 May 2018 01:00
UNGA chief upbeat, despite challenging times
As if overseeing sessions involving more than 100 nations is not challenging enough, the President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA) Miroslav Lajcak also has to manage it within a one-year term amid a fast-changing global trend of multilateralism. The Nation’s Wasamon Audjarint spoke to Lajcak about how he saw his duty – as it has been and as it will be.
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:26
FCG officially becomes 7th member of IMSA
The International Mind Sports Association (IMSA) announced on Wednesday that the Federation of Card Games (FCG) has officially become its latest member during the General assembly in Bangkok.