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Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) Points Of Contact Training For States Of Asia-Pacific Region

From 7 until 11 August 2017, in cooperation with the United Nations Committee established pursuant to resolution 1540 (2004), China hosted a training course in Xi’an for 1540 national Points of Contact in the Asia-Pacific region.

Secretary-General Hails Peaceful Presidential Elections In Kenya, Stresses Need For Dialogue To Defuse Tensions Over Disputed Results

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

Secretary-General Appoints Ruby Sandhu-Rojon Of United States Deputy Special Representative For West Africa, Sahel

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Ruby Sandhu-Rojon as his new Deputy Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel.

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Burkina Faso Attack, Pledging United Nations Support In Fighting Violent Extremism, Terrorism

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

Scouts Share Humanistic Spirt Of United Nations, Secretary-General Says In Message To World Conference

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message for the forty-first World Scout Conference, in Baku, Azerbaijan, today:

Media Accreditation For 11th Ministerial Conference Is Now Open

Before submitting the details for accreditation, media representatives are requested to make sure they fulfil the criteria specified on the WTO website. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have a separate accreditation process. Delegation...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES OPENS EIGHTEENTH SESSION IN GENEVA

14 August 2017 The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities this morning opened its eighteenth session, during which it will review measures taken by Panama, Morocco, Montenegro, Latvia, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom to impl...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DISCUSSES ANTI-DISCRIMINATION EFFORTS IN NEW ZEALAND AND CANADA WITH CIVIL SOCIETY

14 August 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this morning held an informal meeting with civil society representatives from New Zealand and Canada, whose reports will be considered this week.  In her opening remar...Read More

2017 UNITED NATIONS PROGRAMME OF FELLOWSHIPS ON DISARMAMENT STARTS IN GENEVA

14 August 2017 The 2017 United Nations Programme of Fellowships on Disarmament starts today at the United Nations Office at Geneva with the participation of young diplomats and other government officials from 25 States of the United Nations...Read More

MYANMAR: UN RIGHTS EXPERT URGES RESTRAINT IN SECURITY OPERATION IN RAKHINE STATE

14 August 2017 (Issued as received) – GENEVA (11 August 2017) – A United Nations human rights expert has expressed alarm over reports that an army battalion has flown into Rakhine State in western Myanmar to help local authorities boost sec...Read More

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning South Sudan Meets with Panel Of Experts

On 28 July 2017, members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan were briefed by the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts on South Sudan in connection with the Panel’s workplan ...Read More

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Central African Republic Draws Attention To Recommendation In Panel Of Experts Midterm Report

On 21 July 2017, during its informal consultations with the Panel of Experts, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic drew attention to the recommendation contain...Read More