EghtesadOnline: The General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on September 21 and will run through September 27.
EghtesadOnline: Iran advanced one spot to rank 70th among 189 countries in the 2020 Human Development Index, according to a report released by the United Nations Development Program.
EghtesadOnline: The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Sunday announced the automatic termination of the United Nations’ arms restrictions and travel ban on Iran as of October 18 in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
EghtesadOnline: Iran will meet its weaponry needs after the United Nations arms embargo expires later this month and no country can prevent Tehran from exercising its right under the UN resolution, a senior diplomat said.
EghtesadOnline: Russian representative to the United Nations said the issue of reviving global sanctions against Iran, which have been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, will not be discussed at the UN Security Council any more.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s permanent representative to the United Nations said the United States’ return to the 2015 nuclear deal would only be accepted with preconditions.
EghtesadOnline: Over 271 million people in the world do not live in the country in which they were born. These people, called international migrants, represented 3.52% of the world’s population in 2019. There were 1.9 million migrants worldwide originally from Iran in 2019. Iranians accounted for 0.7% of the total population of migrants. Iran’s population was 82.9 million in 2019 and 2.29% didn’t live in their homeland, the United Nations says
EghtesadOnline: The United Nations stressed that all countries must respect the safety of civilian flights, referring to the recent harassment of an Iranian passenger plane by American fighter jets.
EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected the European countries’ offers of compromise on the complete removal of the United Nations arms embargo on Iran as required by the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
EghtesadOnline: The United States is asking the United Nations Security Council to violate international law by extending an arms embargo on Iran, but its illegitimate request will fail to secure approval, Iran’s envoy to the UN said.