#Eritrea delegate at UN 3rd comm slams UN special rapporteur’s criticism of human rights situation. US, EU delegates also criticize Eritrea
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting this week on recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in East Jerusalem due to Israel’s plans to build more settlements, council diplomats said on Tuesday.
The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, is being convened in response to a request made by Jordan to Argentina’s U.N. Ambassador Maria Cristina Perceval, president of the 15-nation Security Council this month.
UNITED NATION (Reuters) – The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd time to condemn the decades-long U.S. economic embargo against Cuba, with many nations praising the island state for its response in fighting the deadly Ebola virus that is ravaging West Africa.
In the 193-nation assembly, 188 countries voted for the nonbinding resolution, titled “Necessity of Ending the Economic, Commercial and Financial Embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba.”