UNGA 2018

2018-09-23 10:38 GMT+8

Protectionism will only hurt oneself and unilateral moves will bring damage to all, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told world leaders at the UN's annual gathering, stressing that no one should be allowed to put their own interest above others.

2018-09-28 22:49 GMT+8

China has always adhered to the principle of non-interference and expects other countries to do the same, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Wednesday in response to US allegations of China attempting to interfere in the 2018 US midterm elections.

2018-09-27 08:57 GMT+8

The 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Meeting on the Fight to End Tuberculosis was held in New York on September 26.

2018-09-27 02:03 GMT+8

Editor's note: Ghanbar Naderi is an Iranian columnist and political commentator. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-09-26 22:52 GMT+8

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that the world is facing a trust deficit disorder and urged the international community to repair broken trust.

2018-09-25 21:36 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday stressed that China and the EU are two independent and core players of the multipolar world, who all advocate multilateralism, the role of the UN and peaceful settlement of international disputes.

2018-09-28 10:18 GMT+8

China and Russia's diplomats have urged the United Nations Security Council to ease the sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to reward Pyongyang for positive developments, while the US insists no exception should be made.

2018-09-28 08:37 GMT+8

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi called for a resumption of Israel-Palestinian peace talks when he met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York, Sisi's office said on Thursday.

2018-09-27 18:49 GMT+8

Beijing said it has reached consensus with Myanmar and Bangladesh on Rohingya after Wang Yi, China's Foreign Minister and State Councilor, met officials from the two countries alongside the annual UN gathering in New York on Thursday, according to a statement from the Chinese foreign ministry.

2018-09-28 10:54 GMT+8

It's a tragedy that has shocked the world. In a span of a year, more than 720,000 mostly Rohingya Muslims have reportedly fled from Myanmar's Rakhine State into Bangladesh, describing violent persecution by military forces there. 

2018-09-23 23:16 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday expressed China's support for multilateralism, the central role of the UN in international affairs and the work of the UN Secretary-General.

2018-09-28 12:50 GMT+8

Maria Fernanda Espinosa is the fourth woman to be elected president of the United Nations General Assembly – and the first woman from Latin America. CGTN's Anand Naidoo sat down with Maria Fernanda Espinosa to discuss her priorities for the 73rd General Assembly and how gender plays a big role. Below is a summarized transcription of the interview.

2018-09-28 16:44 GMT+8

In the history of the United Nations (UN), the 193-member General Assembly has only ever had a female president four times, but how did these women become the president of the UN's top decision making body?

2018-09-27 17:59 GMT+8

It's obvious now that US President Donald Trump is using China-US ties to divert domestic pressure concerning the upcoming midterm elections. Cheng Li, director and senior fellow at John Thornton China Center under the Brookings Institutions, expressed his concerns, saying that Trump is good at creating events both domestically and internationally.

2018-09-27 21:40 GMT+8

On Thursday, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are due to address world leaders gathered in New York for the annual UN General Assembly (UNGA).

2018-09-26 20:37 GMT+8

Editor's note: The author is a journalist for CGTN Digital. The article reflects her views, and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2018-09-27 18:14 GMT+8

With nearly 200 world leaders given the floor every year at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the potential for angry outbursts, snarky rhetoric, or just amusing scenes is immense.

2018-09-24 19:12 GMT+8

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas made a new appeal for peace, but rejected the US as sole mediator in the Middle East as he addressed the UN General Assembly on Thursday, a day after US President Donald Trump appeared for the first time to support a two-state solution.

2018-09-28 18:47 GMT+8

The presidents of the United States and Iran will both deliver speeches at the United Nations (UN) on Tuesday - as antipathy between the countries deepens.

2018-09-25 19:38 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has called on US business leaders to commit themselves to cooperation despite problems facing both countries. 

2018-09-25 15:08 GMT+8

Chinese Foreign Minister, also State Councilor, Wang Yi urged an Asian regional security forum to enhance security cooperation.

2018-09-25 10:09 GMT+8

Five days before Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended a high-level meeting on peacekeeping at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, a team of Chinese troops left for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2018-09-27 16:56 GMT+8

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the sanctions on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will stay until denuclearization occurs. 

2018-09-25 22:50 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday called on the international community to unite under the banner of multilateralism and safeguard the central role of the United Nations in international affairs.

2018-09-25 13:25 GMT+8

The latest figures from United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations paint a harrowing picture of death, abuse and extreme poverty for potentially hundreds of millions of children around the world. 

2018-09-24 19:20 GMT+8

For the fifth year in a row, global refugee numbers have reached a new record high. The United Nations estimates that there are now 68.5 million people worldwide who have been displaced by violence or persecution. 

2018-09-25 12:57 GMT+8

Editor's note: Shen Shiwei is a research fellow at the Charhar Institute and a former consultant for Chinese companies. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-09-22 13:38 GMT+8

Editor's note: This article is an editorial piece of Global Times, published on September 27. The opinion expressed is not necessarily the view of CGTN.

2018-09-28 15:45 GMT+8

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused and spread by a particular bacteria. It ranks in the top 10 of deadly illnesses of all kinds. Patients with TB may cough, feel chest pains and have a fever – these are common symptoms of many diseases, making TB hard to diagnose.

2018-09-26 23:08 GMT+8

Editor's note: Wang Jin is a research fellow at the Charhar Institute and Syria Research Center of Northwest University in China. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-09-28 16:07 GMT+8

The whole message is that the US may have its sovereignty, but other countries may not, said Zhao Hai, a research fellow at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

2018-09-27 18:57 GMT+8

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his British counterpart Jeremy Hunt on Monday vowed to defend the current international system and multilateralism amid a slew of challenges.

2018-09-25 10:07 GMT+8

Chinese Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi met Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on the sideline of the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, as remaining parties of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal decided to keep working to maintain trade with Tehran.

2018-09-25 15:39 GMT+8

Syria's foreign minister on Saturday denounced US, French and Turkish forces operating in his country as occupying forces and demanded that they leave immediately. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem also called on Syrian refugees to come home, even though the country's war is now in its eighth year.

2018-09-30 09:07 GMT+8

Editor's note: Zach Battat is a junior editor of Global Brief and a PhD Candidate in Middle Eastern & African History at the Zvi Yavetz School of Historical Studies at Tel Aviv University. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-09-30 12:46 GMT+8

Even though Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut ravaged regions on opposite sides of the world, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called the world to sound the alarm as it has reached a pivotal moment in global warming during his speech at the UN, warning that leaders must act fast.

2018-10-01 22:16 GMT+8

It's been a week of glamorous ceremonies, unglamorous wrangles, shameless bragging, muted applauses, and sincere vows at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in Manhattan. Under the spotlight, statesmen, activists and celebrities from different continents gathered at the 73rd UN General Assembly and debated on the fate of the world. 

2018-09-30 10:53 GMT+8

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)'s foreign minister told the United Nations on Saturday that continued sanctions were deepening its mistrust in the United States and there was no way the country would give up its nuclear weapons unilaterally under such circumstances.

2018-09-30 08:32 GMT+8

India and Pakistan traded insults at the UN on Saturday after plans for a rare meeting between the foreign ministers in New York fell through.

2018-09-30 08:00 GMT+8

Top United Nations officials on Friday urged continued international support to ensure that hard-won gains in the Darfur region of Sudan take hold.

2018-09-29 16:51 GMT+8

China on Thursday called for joint efforts to continue developing the China-Japan ties along the right path.

2018-09-28 12:43 GMT+8

Editor's note: Ana Maria Luca is a political scientist based in Bucharest. She has an MA in International Affairs from the Lebanese American University in Beirut and is an editor with Balkan Investigative Reporting Network. The article reflects the author's views, and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2018-09-28 12:30 GMT+8

‍The US appears increasingly isolated on its stand on the Iran nuclear deal, with China, Russia and the European Union agreeing to set up a special payments system for trading with Tehran.

2018-09-27 18:12 GMT+8

Editor's note: Shantha Bloemen has worked in international development in Asia and Africa for the past two decades, including in responding to humanitarian emergencies. The article reflects the author's views and not necessarily those of CGTN.

2018-09-27 18:47 GMT+8

US President Donald Trump underscored his America First policies when he addressed world leaders at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York on September 25. He talked about trade and his ongoing dispute with China and other controversial global issues such as US relations with Iran.

2018-09-27 09:56 GMT+8

US President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced an agreement to start negotiations on a trade deal on Wednesday, dampening the prospect of Washington imposing tariffs against another trading partner.

2018-09-27 08:11 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met his counterparts from both the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the Republic of Korea (ROK) alongside the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday.

2018-09-27 12:36 GMT+8

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed on Wednesday to boost its crisis loan package aimed at restoring confidence in Argentina's struggling economy by 14 percent to 57.1 billion US dollars.

2018-09-27 10:25 GMT+8

The latest round of the US and Chinese tariffs went into effect this week, but is either side winning the trade war? Nick Lardy, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International economics, sat down with CGTN's journalist Wang Guan to talk about this issue.

2018-09-26 16:46 GMT+8

China firmly upholds the multilateralism process, the UN-centered international system and rules and the international trade system with the WTO at the core. 

2018-09-27 08:19 GMT+8

Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila pledged at the United Nations on Tuesday that “peaceful, credible” elections would be held in his country as planned at the end of the year.

2018-09-27 01:28 GMT+8

China is pushing back against U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that China is, "attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election."

2018-09-27 01:47 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday put forward five points to strengthen and improve UN peacekeeping operations.

2018-09-26 14:29 GMT+8

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said a Turkish court, not politicians, will decide the fate of an American pastor whose detention on terrorism charges has roiled relations between Ankara and Washington.

2018-09-26 16:56 GMT+8

Editor's note: Martin Jay is an award-winning journalist based in Beirut, his career as a foreign correspondent includes working for several major international media. The article reflects the author's opinion, and not necessarily the views of CGTN.

2018-09-26 20:14 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met several foreign officials in New York on Tuesday on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

2018-09-26 14:15 GMT+8

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto agreed on Tuesday to work together to promote the smooth implementation of major cooperative projects between the two countries.

2018-09-26 11:01 GMT+8