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Secretary-General, At Signing Ceremony, Hails New Maritime Boundary Accord Between Australia, Timor-Leste As ‘Historic’ End To First-Ever Conciliation Proceeding

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the signing ceremony of a new maritime boundary agreement between Australia and Timor-Leste, in New York today:

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL DECIDES TO HOLD URGENT DEBATE ON SYRIA’S EASTERN GHOUTA

2 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning decided to hold an urgent debate on the situation in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta at 3 p.m. today by a vote of 25 in favour, 4 against, with 8 abstentions. Opening the meeting, Vojislav Šuc, Pres...Read More

WTO Members Broaden The Discussion On IP, Inclusive Innovation And The Public Interest

Intellectual property and innovation As part of a series of items on IP and innovation regularly added to the Council’s agenda since 2012, the co-sponsors (Australia, the European Union, Japan, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei and the United Sta...Read More

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL HOLDS INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND ON TORTURE

1 March 2018 The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held a clustered interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst, and with the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cru...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Lisa Filipetto Of Australia Head, United Nations Support Office In Somalia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Lisa Filipetto of Australia as Head of the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS).

Secretary-General Appoints Jamie McGoldrick Of Ireland Deputy Special Coordinator For Middle East Peace Process

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Jamie McGoldrick of Ireland as Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinat...Read More

Mami Mizutori Of Japan Appointed Assistant Secretary-General, Special Representative For Disaster Risk Reduction

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Mami Mizutori of Japan as Assistant Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations Offic...Read More

Australia Initiates WTO Complaint Targeting Canadian Restrictions On Sale Of Wine

Australia claims that a range of distribution, licensing and sales measures such as product mark-ups, market access and listing policies, as well as duties and taxes on wine applied at the federal and provincial level, appear to discriminat...Read More

EJIL Debate: A whale or a weasel? The Antarctic Whaling case, and a reply to Professor d’Aspremont (Part I)

Part I of a two-part post opening the discussion of Jean d’Aspermont’s article, ‘The International Court of Justice, the Whales, and the Blurring of the Lines between Sources and Interpretation‘. The article by Professor Jean d’Aspremont, ‘...Read More

More Than 40 Ministers Issue Joint Statement Affirming Support For The WTO

“We, the Ministers from 44 developing and developed Members that are strongly supportive of the multilateral trading system, are concerned that the World Trade Organization is facing challenges,” they declared. “We reaffirm the principles a...Read More

UNCITRAL and ISDS Reform: Not Business as Usual

In late November 2017, states from around the world convened in Working Group III at UNCITRAL in Vienna to begin debates about the possible reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). In accordance with the UNCITRAL mandate (see  An...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION CONCLUDES ITS NINETY-FOURTH SESSION

Adopts Concluding Observations and Recommendations on the Reports of Algeria, Australia, Belarus, Jordan, Serbia and Slovakia 8 December 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this afternoon concluded its ninety-four...Read More

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