UNITED NATIONS, Sept 9 (Reuters) – The 193-member United
Nations General Assembly agreed on Tuesday to negotiate and
adopt a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt
restructuring processes to improve the global financial system,
spurred by Argentina’s debt crisis.
A resolution, drafted by Bolivia on behalf of the Group of
77 developing nations and China, was adopted with 124 in favor
and 11 against. The United States voted against the measure,
saying it would create uncertainty in financial markets, and
there were 41 abstentions.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Liberia’s national existence is “seriously threatened” by the deadly Ebola virus that is “spreading like wild fire and devouring everything in its path,” the country’s national defense minister told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.
Liberia is worst hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic and will likely see thousands of new cases in coming weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. More than 1,000 people have already died in Liberia.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The U.N. Security Council plans to demand countries “prevent and suppress” the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws.
The United States circulated a draft resolution late on Monday, obtained by Reuters, to the 15-member Security Council and hopes it can be unanimously adopted at a high-level meeting chaired by U.S. President Barack Obama on September 24.