The United States President said during a meeting here on Friday with the UN Secretary-General that that global body had not fulfilled its enormous potential but was beginning to do so.
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A two-day Asian regional consultation of international experts on reform of UN Human Rights treaty bodies has urged significant changes to the UN mechanisms to improve and monitor implementation by member countries.
Three of India's neighbours, Nepal, Afghanistan and Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) for a three year period from 2018.
The latest Rohingya refugee crisis sparked by violence in Myanmar's Rakhine state is a major security concern and India should take more initiatives to find a solution to this, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said on Monday.
Fifteen countries, including Pakistan, have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council by the UN General Assembly.
UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak discussed reform of the UN during a meeting on Friday with the members of Parliament, who are in the Indian delegation to the current session, according to his Spokesperson Brenden Verma.
About 20 international experts from across Asia met here on Friday to discuss the challenges faced by UN Human Rights mechanisms, especially treaty bodies.
The UN and France have voiced deep regrets over the US decision to withdraw from Unesco, the Paris-based UN cultural organisation.
North Korea will "shower fire" on the US in response to the threats by its President Donald Trump, the regime's Foreign Minister has said.
The White House has said US President Donald Trump will make an announcement later this week on an overall Iran strategy.
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