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At Organizational Meeting, Disarmament Commission Elects Chair, Vice-Chairs For 2018 Substantive Session, Further Adds New Items To Agenda

The Disarmament Commission elected the Chair and five Vice-Chairs for its 2018 substantive session today and added two substantive items — focusing on recommendations for achieving nuclear disarmament and preventing an arms race in outer sp...Read More

Secretary-General Deeply Alarmed By Escalating Situation In Ghouta, Syria, Noting Devastating Impact On Civilians

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

New Projects Will Explore The Geological Record To Support Sustainable Development

focus_underground_ouysse_river_causses_du_quercy_unesco_global_geopark-jffabriol.jpg © Causses du Quercy UNESCO Global Geopark/Jean-François Fabriol 21 February 2018 Seven projects that aim to provide insights on current global issues will ...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES CONSIDERS THE REPORT OF OMAN

21 February 2018 The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Oman on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Presenting the rep...Read More

UNESCO Works With Morocco And Spain To Identify Ecosystem Solutions In The Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve Of The Mediterranean

img-20180221-wa0000.jpg © UNESCO On 20 February 2018, UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme met with local actors from the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterra...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL TO HOLD ITS THIRTY-SEVENTH REGULAR SESSION FROM 26 FEBRUARY TO 23 MARCH 2018

21 February 2018 The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold its thirty-seventh regular session from 26 February to 23 March 2018 in the Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The session ...Read More

Credible Elections, Safe Return Of Displaced Persons Key For Establishing Lasting Stability In Iraq, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Held up as a shining example of positive developments in the region, Iraq had succeeded in overcoming many obstacles, yet challenges remained to establish lasting stability, the Special Representative of the Secretary‑General and Head of th...Read More

Working Methods, Peaceful Settlement Of Disputes Take Centre Stage as Special Committee On Charter Opens 2018 Session

The Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization opened its 2018 session today with delegates debating questions related to working methods, sanctions and the Committee’s ro...Read More

Secretary-General Saddened By Passing Of Malawi Ambassador Necton Mhura

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

Palestinian President Presents Plan To Relaunch Peace Talks With Israel, Says New Multilateral Mechanism Should Guide Process, In Briefing To Security Council

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, briefing the Security Council this morning, outlined a new proposal to relaunch peace talks with Israel — including the rapid convening of an international summit on the matter, and the subsequent creati...Read More

Mother Language – Bringing Us Together

image_languageday.jpg © UNESCO 20 February 2018 Today is International Mother Tongue Language Day and we caught up with 10th UNESCO Youth Forum participant, Fale Lesa, who works to promote the preservation of intangible cultural heritage. F...Read More

Dialogue ‘for Reconciliation, For Reason’ On Israel, Palestine Is Now More Important Than Ever, Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the briefing on the Middle East, in New York today: