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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

YEMEN: ZEID APPOINTS GROUP OF EMINENT INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL EXPERTS

4 December 2017 YEMEN: ZEID APPOINTS GROUP OF EMINENT INTERNATIONAL AND REGIONAL EXPERTS GENEVA (4 December 2017) – The upsurge in deadly violence in recent days in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, has once again highlighted the horrific impact ...Read More

NINETY-FOURTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION OPENS IN GENEVA

20 November 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination this morning opened its ninety-fourth session during which it will review anti-discrimination efforts by Serbia, Algeria, Jordan, Australia, Slovakia and Belarus. Th...Read More

NINETY-FOURTH SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION TO BE HELD IN GENEVA FROM 20 NOVEMBER TO 8 DECEMBER

16 November 2017 The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will hold its ninety-fourth session at the Palais Wilson in Geneva from 20 November to 8 December, during which it will review the implementation of the Internationa...Read More

NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF PERU PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

17 October 2017 Claudio De la Puente Ribeyro, the new Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. P...Read More