“In March this year, Africa’s leaders launched the African Continental Free Trade Area. Representing one of the largest markets in the world, with 1.2 billion consumers, the Free Trade Area can boost regional integration, drive economic growth, generate jobs for young Africans, alleviate poverty and lead to more stable and peaceful societies. Continue reading
Dar es Salaam, May 24, 2018-UNESCO Regional Director, Professor Hubert Gijzen will on Friday the 25th of May, 2018 give a Public Lecture at the commission for science and technology-COSTECH in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 25 May, 2018 from 1400hrs. Continue reading
New York, 22 May 2018
[as delivered] “I thank the Government of Poland for convening this open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. The most effective way to protect civilians is to prevent conflicts and to end them. This is why conflict prevention, resolution and peacebuilding are, and will remain, the highest priorities for the whole United Nations system. Continue reading
New York, May 22, 2018-United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Joyce Msuya of Tanzania as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya.
Note to Correspondents
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2018 –The United Nations and the World Bank Group today signed a Strategic Partnership Framework (SPF), which consolidates their joint commitment to cooperate in helping countries implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Continue reading
NEW YORK, MAY 8 2018-“I am deeply concerned by today’s announcement that the United States will be withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will begin reinstating US sanctions.
NEW YORK, May 9 2018-[As delivered] “I believe that today’s commemoration has more meaning than in any of the previous years.
We see a world in which conflict is proliferating, we see a world in which so many wars are taking place, and so I believe it is absolutely essential to remind us all of the lessons of the Second World War that, for the Soviet Union, was considered the Great Patriotic War. Continue reading
Message from Mr. Marc-André Dorel, Acting Chief of the NGO Branch
This is the Last Month – To apply for ECOSOC consultative status in order to be considered by the 2019 NGO Committee (Deadline: 1 June 2018 – Late submissions will not be accepted)
1 June 2018 is the last day for Non-Governmental Organizations to apply for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), in order to have an opportunity to take part in UN deliberations. ECOSOC consultative status is governed by ECOSOC resolution 1996/31, which outlines the eligibility requirements for consultative status, rights and obligations of NGOs in consultative status, procedures for the withdrawal or suspension of consultative status, the role and functions of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs, and the responsibilities of the UN Secretariat in supporting the consultative relationship.
NEW YORK, APRIL 11-The Secretary-General strongly condemns the killing of a Rwandan peacekeeper and the wounding of eight others of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 10 April, in Bangui during an exchange of fire with armed elements. Continue reading