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United Nations General Assembly: Principal organ of the United Nations
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), the only one in which all member nations have equal representation, and the main deliberative, policy-making, and representative organ of the UN. Its powers are to oversee the budget of the UN, appoint the non-permanent members to the Security Council, appoint the Secretary-General of the United Nations, receive reports from other parts of the UN, and make recommendations in the form of General Assembly Resolutions. It has also established numerous subsidiary organs.

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India slams Pakistan for 'weaponising' women's rights issues at UNGA

India has lashed out at Pakistan for "weaponising" women's rights issues for self-serving political gains in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is ironical that a country where violations of women's right to..
IndiaTimes - Published

India slams Turkey, Malaysia for raising Kashmir at UNGA

Only three countries - Malaysia, Turkey and China - raised Kashmir at UNGA in New York last month.
DNA - Published

Videos for United Nations General Assembly

Zelenskiy Would Not Send Aide To Testify In U.S. [Video]Zelenskiy Would Not Send Aide To Testify In U.S.

FILE PHOTO: Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy holds a bullet as he addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S.,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Yemen's foreign minister blames Iran in UNGA speech [Video]Yemen's foreign minister blames Iran in UNGA speech

Condemnation comes as Iran-backed Houthi rebels claim thousands of Saudi-backed fighters have surrendered following cross-border attack.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:12Published

Pakistan PM warns of 'bloodbath' in Kashmir, India's Modi silent [Video]Pakistan PM warns of 'bloodbath' in Kashmir, India's Modi silent

At UNGA, Imran Khan accuses India of 'cruelty' in Kashmir while his Indian counterpart doesn't mention ongoing lockdown.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:27Published

Iran prisoners' families urge release of 'hostages' [Video]Iran prisoners' families urge release of 'hostages'

International efforts have been under way on sidelines of the UNGA to broker new US-Iran talks, but group of families say loved ones are held as political hostages by Tehran.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Climate change activists return to D.C. streets [Video]Climate change activists return to D.C. streets

Protesters demanding action to fight climate change marched past Trump International Hotel and shut down streets of downtown Washington during Friday's morning commute, to coincide with the U.N...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

'Should be a way of stopping' impeachment inquiry: Trump [Video]'Should be a way of stopping' impeachment inquiry: Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday assailed Democrats for their impeachment inquiry and said there should be a way to stop them, perhaps through courts. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:15Published

Trump presses Democrats to interview Biden [Video]Trump presses Democrats to interview Biden

U.S. President Donald Trump promised reporters Wednesday during a press conference at the end of his stay in New York that he would release more transcripts of more calls. He then accused the press of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:38Published

Rouhani: No talks with U.S. under pressure [Video]Rouhani: No talks with U.S. under pressure

Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, but added that lifting all the sanctions..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:29Published

U.S. to sanction Chinese entities over Iranian oil: Pompeo [Video]U.S. to sanction Chinese entities over Iranian oil: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the U.S. is imposing sanctions on certain Chinese entities for 'knowingly transporting oil from Iran contrary from United States sanctions'. Rough..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Watch back: World leaders speak at UN General Assembly 2019 [Video]Watch back: World leaders speak at UN General Assembly 2019

World leaders spoke at the UN General Assembly in New York. Donald Trump used his speech to declare the "future belongs to patriots", not globalists.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:38Published

Greta Thunberg hits back at Trump taunt [Video]Greta Thunberg hits back at Trump taunt

Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg shot back at on Tuesday (September 24) at U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to mock her on Twitter by changing her profile on the social media site..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Impeachment talk sinks stocks [Video]Impeachment talk sinks stocks

U.S. stocks fell in choppy trade Tuesday, giving the S&P 500 its biggest daily drop in a month, as a push by some Democrats for the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump gained momentum. Fred..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published

Donald Trump tells Boris Johnson: You are going to win [Video]Donald Trump tells Boris Johnson: You are going to win

Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with US President Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly in New York. Their meeting came hours after UK Supreme Court justices ruled that the PM's decision to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:32Published

Wilbur Ross appears to doze off during Trump's UN speech [Video]Wilbur Ross appears to doze off during Trump's UN speech

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appeared to doze off in front of President Donald Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Trump says he sees U.S.-India trade deal soon [Video]Trump says he sees U.S.-India trade deal soon

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he expected to have a trade deal of some kind between the United States and India soon. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Corbyn 'talking out of the back of his neck': Johnson [Video]Corbyn 'talking out of the back of his neck': Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday blasted Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and said he should call an election as he left a meeting in New York where he is attending the United Nations General..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Trump says "we'll see" about possible third Kim summit [Video]Trump says "we'll see" about possible third Kim summit

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would want to know what would result from a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un before agreeing to hold it. Rough Cut (no reporter..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Trump To Talk About Iran In Front Of United Nations General Assembly [Video]Trump To Talk About Iran In Front Of United Nations General Assembly

President Donald Trump said he will talk about Iran during his speech before the United Nations General Assembly. Trump spoke with reporters as he met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

'I'll get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things": Trump [Video]'I'll get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things": Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the UNGA on Monday told reporters he plans on receiving the Nobel Prize "for a lot of things... if they gave it out fairly, which they don't." Rough Cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:41Published

Trump praises UK Johnson's new Iran proposal [Video]Trump praises UK Johnson's new Iran proposal

U.S. President Donald Trump during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA said he respects UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his new Iran deal proposal. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

US says it wants to avoid war with Iran after oil attacks [Video]US says it wants to avoid war with Iran after oil attacks

In run-up to UN General Assembly, US's Trump says he wants peaceful resolution with Iran, despite earlier threats.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:00Published

Trump Shares Stage With World Leaders In Texas, Ohio [Video]Trump Shares Stage With World Leaders In Texas, Ohio

President Donald Trump joined a pair of foreign leaders for events in Texas and Ohio on Sunday. According to CNN, he appeared in Houston and Ohio before heading to New York for a week at the UN General..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:40Published

US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from SW Iran [Video]US believes attack on Saudi Arabia came from SW Iran

The United States believes Saturday's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities originated in southwestern Iran, a U.S. official told Reuters on Tuesday. Nathan Frandino has more.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:54Published

 

Surat: Women flaunt body paint tattoos featuring Modi, Trump during Navratri preparations

Prime Minister Modi met Trump recently on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.
DNA - Published

Congress says in ‘complete agreement’ with govt stand on Pakistan, terror

Charged with being “anti-national” and “pro-Pakistan” on the issue of abrogation of Article 370 in J&K, Congress came out more aggressively in its attack on the neighbour on Sunday. It..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pakistan avoids India's questions in response to Imran Khan's speech

Muhammad Zulqarnain, a Second Secretary in Pakistan's UN Mission, failed to respond directly on Saturday to questions India had asked of Islamabad in the right of reply to Khan's incendiary speech on..
IndiaTimes - Published

Malaysian PM says India 'invaded, occupied' Kashmir at UNGA


IndiaTimes - Published

India hits back at China for raising Kashmir ar UNGA, says CPEC changing status quo in PoK

The response came after Wang Yi, the Foreign Minister of China, said at UNGA that India through its "unilateral" action by removing special status to Jammu and Kashmir is changing the "status quo" in..
DNA - Published

Wanted the world to see RSS and India are now synonymous, Imran Khan did our job: Sangh leader

The Sangh leader's remarks came a day after Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan attacked the RSS in his speech at the UNGA.
DNA - Published

Congress stands by govt's reply to Pakistan PM's speech at UNGA


IndiaTimes - Published

Subramanian Swamy calls Imran Khan's UNGA address 'roadside speech'


IndiaTimes - Published

'Brinksmanship, not statesmanship': India tears into Imran Khan's UNGA address, calls it 'hate speech' - Full Text

Attempts to sharpen differences and stir up hatred, are simply put - "hate speech": India at UNGA
DNA - Published

India objects to China's reference to J&K and Ladakh at UNGA

India on Saturday took strong note of reference made by Chinese foreign minister Wang to J&K, and Ladakh in his address at the UNGA. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are an..
IndiaTimes - Published

China raises Kashmir issue at UN

Raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, China has told the General Assembly that the "dispute" should be peacefully and properly addressed in accordance with the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak going door-to-door creating content for cartoonists: Rajnath

Attacking Pakistan PM Imran Khan, a day after his speech at the UNGA, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "The Pak PM is going from door-to-door around the world and creating content for..
IndiaTimes - Published

India's response to Pak PM Imran Khan's speech at UNGA: Full text


IndiaTimes - Published

Imran Khan's threat of nuclear war 'brinkmanship not statesmanship': India lambasts Pak at UNGA

First Secretary of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Vidisha Maitra, exercised India's right of reply to Pakistan PM Imran Khan's speech at the UNGA.
DNA - Published

At UNGA, PM Narendra Modi focuses on climate, terrorism; Imran Khan rakes up Kashmir

Having received a thumping mandate from Indians, a more confident-looking PM Modi delivered his maiden speech at the UNGA after coming to power for a second term on Friday.
DNA - Published

Venezuela opposition leaves U.N. with 'gestures of support' but no breakthrough

During their week representing Venezuelan congress chief Juan Guaido at the U.N. General Assembly, an opposition delegation received words of support from U.S. President Donald Trump, funding from the..
Reuters - Published

Full text: PM Modi's address to UN General Assembly


IndiaTimes - Published

At UNGA, Imran Khan quotes Congress to target RSS

Khan continued his vile narrative against India over New Delhi's move to revoke Article 370 and also flouted the time limit set for the address of world leaders.
DNA - Published

Modi's speech at UN historic, like a true statesman: Shah

Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as "historic", Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday said that like a 'true statesman' he brought India to the..
IndiaTimes - Published

In slip of tongue, Imran Khan calls PM Modi Indian 'president' in UNGA speech

During his marathon speech at the 74th session of the UNGA, Khan goofed once and called Prime Minister Modi the "president". In April, during a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan..
IndiaTimes - Published

At UNGA, Modi respects time limit, speaks for 17 mins; Imran rants against India in over 30 mins speech


IndiaTimes - Published

India sacrificed most for UN's peacekeeping missions: PM Modi at UNGA

More than 200,000 Indians have served in nearly 50 of the 71 UN peacekeeping missions established around the world since 1948.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Pakistan finds no mention in PM Modi's address at UNGA session

Modi underlined that terrorism is a challenge for all nations across the world, and called on the international community to unite against the global menace for the sake of humanity.
DNA - Published

Give energy, new direction to multilateralism, UN: PM Modi to UNGA


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PM Modi invokes Tamil philosopher Pungundranar, Vivekananda in UNGA address

Seeking collective efforts to address serious global challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his UNGA speech on Friday invoked famous Tamil philosopher Kaniyan Pungundranar's quotes as well as..
IndiaTimes - Published

At UNGA, PM Modi asks global community to stand united against terrorism


IndiaTimes - Published

Global warming is increasing number and severity of natural disasters: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India was one of the leading nations in the fight against climate change, though its contribution to greenhouse gas emissions was "very low". In his address..
IndiaTimes - Published

India's welfare schemes give world a 'new hope' for better future, says PM Modi at UNGA

Addressing the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, PM Modi on Friday said the various welfare schemes initiated by his government gave "the world a new hope" for a better tomorrow as..
IndiaTimes - Published

Fragmented world is in interest of none: PM Modi tells UNGA

Modern technology is bringing about sweeping changes in every sphere of life and a fragmented world is in the interest of none, Prime Minister Narendra said on Friday, pressing the international..
IndiaTimes - Published

U.S. offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks: Iran president

The United States offered to remove all sanctions on Iran in exchange for talks, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday upon returning to Tehran from the United Nations General Assembly in New..
Reuters - Published

All eyes on UNGA addresses of Modi, Imran

All eyes will be on the UN General Assembly (UNGA) where India and Pakistan will take the stage, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlining the country's larger role on the world stage and what it was..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pak planning deadly terror attack against India after UNGA summit? Intelligence alerts 31 locations along LoC

Here is the complete list of locations where the security forces have been alerted by the intelligence agencies regarding a potential attack
DNA - Published

Jaishankar continues India's diplomatic outreach at UNGA


IndiaTimes - Published

Quad: US, Japan, India and Australia hold first ministerial at UNGA

The four-way dialogue between the US, Japan, India and Australia - for a free and open Indo-Pacific - was held at the foreign minister's level for the first time on the sidelines of the UN General..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Just a second, please': El Salvador president's U.N. selfie eclipses speech

Before starting his first address before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, 38-year-old El Salvador President Nayib Bukele asked the audience to hold on a second, took out his phone, and..
Reuters - Published

PM Modi to address UNGA on Friday, likely to raise terror issue, climate change

This is the second time he will address the world body since 2014.
DNA - Published

PM Modi announces $14 million grant, $150 million Line of Credit to Caricom

"India's historic and warm relations with the countries of the Caribbean witnessed a new momentum" in the meeting held Wednesday, an official press release said. St Lucia Prime Minister and current..
IndiaTimes - Published

I offered to help India, Pakistan with arbitration, mediation on Kashmir: Trump

Trump on Wednesday said he has had "very productive conversations" with leaders of India and Pakistan on the margins of the UN General Assembly. "With respect to Pakistan and India, we talked about..
IndiaTimes - Published

Iraq's president meets with his Iranian counterpart in New York: agency

Iraqi President Barham Saleh met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, the Iraqi news agency reported.
Reuters - Published

Seeking deals not sanctions, Turkey's Erdogan attends Trump reception

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan met President Donald Trump at a reception in New York on Wednesday, the last day of a trip to attend the U.N. General Assembly that Erdogan had said would include..
Reuters - Published

From inaugrating solar park to being conferred 'Global Goalkeeper Award': PM Modi's hectic schedule at UNGA

It has been a week of hectic engagement for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New York
DNA - Published

Iran's Rouhani says no to talks under U.S. pressure

Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, but added that lifting all the sanctions..
Reuters - Published

Zero chance of Trump and Rouhani meeting at U.N.: Iranian official

There is no chance that the presidents of the United States and Iran will meet during the United Nations General Assembly this week, an Iranian official told Reuters on Wednesday,
Reuters - Published

PM Modi announces $150 mn line of credit to group of Pacific island nations

Modi, who attended the India-Pacific Islands Developing States (PSIDS) Leaders' Meeting, also announced a total allocation of $12 million to the member states towards implementation of high impact..
IndiaTimes - Published

Donald Trump 'encourages' PM Modi to improve relations with Pakistan: White House

Prime Minister Modi and President Trump met on Tuesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session here - their fourth meeting since Modi came to power for a second term in May this..
IndiaTimes - Published

Iran's Rouhani to call for 'coalition of hope' in Gulf as tension spikes

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will give a speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday that will likely determine whether Tehran will re-engage with the United States to ease the..
Reuters - Published

U.S. leads condemnation of China for 'horrific' repression of Muslims

The United States led more than 30 countries on Tuesday in condemning what it called China's "horrific campaign of repression" against Muslims in the western region of Xinjiang at an event on the..
Reuters - Published

UK PM Johnson says "cautiously optimistic but still cautious" about Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was cautiously optimistic but still cautious about reaching a Brexit deal as he met his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar on the sidelines of the U.N. General..
Reuters - Published

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