UN Chronicle

A news reference publication published by the United Nations. Reports on UN actions and events as it addresses world issues.

Articles from Vol. 21, January

Assembly Calls for Cessation of "Armed Intervention" in Grenada
Assembly Calls for Cessation of "Armed Intervention' in Grenada ON 2 November, the Assembly called for an immediate cessation of the armed intervention in Grenada and the immediate withdrawal of foreign troops from that country. The Secretary-General...
Assembly Declares South African Referendum Results "Of No Validity"
Assembly Declares South African Referendum Results "Of No Validity' THE General Assembly declared on 15 November that the results of South Africa's constitutional referendum "are of no validity whatsoever' and that enforcement of the proposals "will...
Assembly Demands Israel Withdraw "Threat" to Attack Iraq's Nuclear Facilities
Assembly Demands Israel Withdraw "Threat' to Attack Iraq's Nuclear Facilities ON 10 November, the General Assembly demanded Israel withdraw its "threat to attack and destroy nuclear facilities in Iraq and in other countries'. The Assembly adopted...
Assembly Urges Increased Efforts for Return of Cultural Property
Assembly Urges Increased Efforts for Return of Cultural Property ON 25 November, the Assembly called for increased efforts to achieve the return or restitution of cultural property to the countries of origin. The vote on resolution 38/34 was 123...
Assembly Urges Resumed Negotiations on Falklands-Malvinas Issue
Assembly Urges Resumed Negotiations on Falklands--Malvinas Issue ON 16 November, the Assembly reiterated its request to Argentina and the United Kingdom "to resume negotiations in order to find as soon as possible a peaceful solution to the sovereignty...
Call for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops, Political Solution in Afghanistan
Call for Withdrawal of Foreign Troops, Political Solution in Afghanistan On 23 November, by adopting resolution 38/29, the Assembly called for immediate withdrawal of the foreign troops from Afghanistan and asked all parties concerned to work for...
Chile
Chile The situation of human rights in Chile has been under consideration by the United Nations since 1974. In 1978, the Assembly expressed "indignation' at continuing grave violations of human rights in Chile, as well as "concern and dismay' at...
Declaration of Turkish Cypriots regarding "Purported Secession" Called "Legally Invalid"
Declaration of Turkish Cypriots regarding "Purported Secession' Called "Legally Invalid' THE vote on resolution 541 (1983) deploring the "declaration of the Turkish Cypriot authorities of the purported secession of part of the Republic of Cyprus'...
El Salvador
El Salvador In 1980, the Assembly expressed deep concern at grave violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in El Salvador and asked the Commission on Human Rights to examine the situation. The Commission appointed Jose Antonio Pastor-Ridruejo...
Fourth Committee
Fourth Committee THE Fourth Committee (Decolonization) considered information on a number of questions, transmitted to it by the Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence...
Guatemala
Guatemala In 1982, the Commission on Human Rights asked its Chairman to appoint a Special Rapporteur to prepare a thorough study of the situation in Guatemala. The Assembly then invited the Government of Guatemala and other concerned parties to co-operate...
Human Rights in Southern Africa
Human Rights in Southern Africa The Committee reviewed three reports of the Ad Hoc Working Group of Experts on Southern Africa. The Group, established in 1967 by the Commission on Human Rights, is comprised, at present, of six experts from Austria,...
Human Rights Issues
Human Rights Issues Each year, a major share of the Third Committee's work is devoted to human rights matters, ranging from institutional arrangements, to drafting of international instruments, to alleged violations of human rights in specific countries....
Israeli Practices
Israeli Practices The Committee considered several reports regarding the work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories. The body was established by the General...
Proposed Dead Sea Canal
Proposed Dead Sea Canal THE Secretary-General's second report on a plan by Israel to build a canal linking the Mediterranean Sea to the Dead Sea (document A/38/502 and Add.1) questions the project's legality and asserts it would significantly harm...
Question of Peace and Stability in South-East Asia Considered; Item Deferred to 1984
Question of Peace and Stability in South-East Asia Considered; Item Deferred to 1984 THE question of peace, stability and co-operation in South-East Asia, first considered by the Assembly in 1980, was discussed on 14 and 16 November. As in previous...
Situation in Central America Reviewed; Attacks against Nicaragua Condemned
Situation in Central America Reviewed; Attacks against Nicaragua Condemned ON 11 November, the Assembly adopted a consensus resolution (38/10) condemning "attacks launched from outside Nicaragua against that country's strategic installations', as...
Sovereignty of Comoros over Mayotte Reaffirmed
Sovereignty of Comoros Over Mayotte Reaffirmed ON 21 November, the General Assembly reaffirmed the sovereignty of the Comoros over Mayotte and invited France to open negotiations, "with a view to ensuring the effective and prompt return of the island...
The 38th Floor
The 38th Floor This Conference brings hope at a time of mounting political tension and economic difficulties. The voluntary participation of over 150 countries in the development activities of the United Nations is a very meaningful reaffirmation...
Unrwa
UNRWA United Nations aid to Palestine refugees began in 1948 when the General Assembly established the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine. The Assembly established the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees...
Work of IAEA Discussed; China's Membership Welcomed
Work of IAEA Discussed; China's Membership Welcomed THE General Assembly on 4 November urged all States to strive for effective and harmonious international co-operation in carrying out the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). ...