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Remarkable Contributions To Culture Sector, Creative Industries Celebrated

Brussels, 10 February 2018/ ACPCulturesPlus/ ACP: Pioneering projects such as Lamb – the first Ethiopian film ever to be selected at the Cannes festival, and Docusound – a network of radio documentary makers, many of whom are disabled, were...Read More

Local Knowledge For Sustainable Use Of Marine Resources

UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB), with the support of the Regional Ministry of Environment and Territory Planning of Andalusia and the Autonomous Local Entity of Facinas, wi...Read More

Secretary-General Extends Condolences To Iran In Wake Of Tragic Airplane Accident

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the tragic airplane accident today near Yasuj, Iran.

Hopeful Disarmament Conference’s Move To Advance Substantive Work Will Resume Arms Control Talks, Secretary-General Says Member States Should Make Use Of Opening

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

CEDAW DISCUSSES SITUATION OF WOMEN IN MALAYSIA, CHILE, REPUBLIC OF KOREA AND FIJI WITH CIVIL SOCIETY REPRESENTATIVES

19 February 2018 The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this afternoon met with civil society representatives from Malaysia, Chile, Republic of Korea and Fiji, whose reports on the implementation of the Convention ...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF BURKINA FASO PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

19 February 2018 Dieudonné W. Désiré Sougouri, the new Permanent Representative of Burkina Faso to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at ...Read More

SIXTY-NINTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN OPENS IN GENEVA

19 February 2018 The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this morning opened its sixty-ninth session, hearing a statement by Adam Abdelmoula, Director of the Human Rights Council and Treaty Mechanisms Division at th...Read More

Security Council 2127 Committee Concerning Central African Republic Amends One Entry On Its Sanctions List

On 16 February 2018, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic enacted the amendments specified with underline and strikethrough in the entry below on its Sanctions...Read More

From Nuclear Threat To Cyberwar, Unity Must Prevail Over Division In Tackling Global Challenges, Secretary-General Tells Security Forum

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ address at the opening ceremony of the Munich Security Conference today:

Secretary-General Calls For Unity, Collaboration To Achieve Global Peace, Prosperity, In Video Message On Lunar New Year

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message on the Lunar New Year, today:

Secretary-General Appoints Martin Griffiths Of United Kingdom As His Special Envoy For Yemen

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Martin Griffiths of the United Kingdom as his Special Envoy for Yemen.  Mr. Griffiths succeeds Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed of Mauritania, to whom the Secretar...Read More

Secretary-General Hails International Criminal Court As Bedrock Of Global Justice System, Pledging Steadfast Support At Event Marking Twentieth Anniversary

Following is UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ message at the event marking the twentieth anniversary of the International Criminal Court, in The Hague today: