Sandals® Resorts Executive Chairman To Join World Travel & Tourism Council Executive Committee

[ad_1] “I am honored to join the Executive Committee of an organization I have so respected since the start of my career,” says Adam Stewart, Executive Chairman of Sandals All-inclusive Resorts, “This leadership team is passionately focused on the efforts of the travel and tourism sector and I am eager to contribute. Together, we will … Read more

US and France tangle at UN over Middle East

Rockets are launched by Palestinian militants into Israel amid Israeli-Palestinian fighting in Gaza City UNITED NATIONS: The conflict in the Middle East has stirred up a diplomatic stand-off at the United Nations between France and the United States, the first open tension between the two allies since President Joe Biden took power. Despite guaranteed opposition … Read more

Estimated 4,000-6,000 refugees from Myanmar sought safety in India: UN

Myanmar refugees raise slogans during a protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi (File photo) UNITED NATIONS: An estimated 4,000 to 6,000 refugees from Myanmar have sought safety in India, a spokesperson for the UN chief has said, as the world body voiced concern over the rising levels of displacement of people since the military … Read more

GST Council meeting on May 28: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to chair video conference as states seek rate cuts on COVID-19 supplies

The agenda of the GST Council meeting on May 28 will be the GST rates on various medical devices, essential drugs, and other COVID-19-related issues. Finance Ministe Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur After a gap of seven months, the GST Council meeting will be held on May 28, Finance Minister … Read more

U.S. to push for ‘intense’ U.N. Security Council talks on Myanmar

[ad_1] By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Monday she hopes to use Washington’s presidency of the United Nations Security Council in March to push for more “intense discussions” on Myanmar. Myanmar’s elected civilian government was ousted in a military coup on Feb. … Read more

Secretary of State Blinken says U.S. will seek to rejoin UN Human Rights Council

[ad_1] Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday the U.S. will seek election to the United Nations Human Rights Council next year after the country left the body during the Trump administration. Why it matters: The council is a body of 47 countries and is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights around the globe. … Read more

Haiti’s turmoil worries UN Security Council as fatigue grows with Moïse’s one man rule

[ad_1] The United States voiced exasperation Monday with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse’s one-man rule, blaming his government for the country’s delayed legislative vote during a U.N. Security Council meeting as the embattled leader tried to defend himself on the world stage. Representing the U.S, Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis reminded fellow diplomats that legislative elections in Haiti … Read more