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Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Central African Republic Meets With Panel Of Experts Concerning Panel’s Work Programme

On 16 March 2018, members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2127 (2013) concerning the Central African Republic were briefed by the Panel of Experts on the Central African Republic in connection with the P...Read More

Chief Justices And Other Judicial Professionals From Across The World Gather In Vienna For The Launch Of UNODC's Global Judicial Integrity Network

Vienna, 9 April 2018 – The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is launching today its Global Judicial Integrity Network in the presence of Chief Justices, judges and judicial professionals from around the world. Over 350 high-l...Read More


Swears in New Members of the Committee, Holds Informal Meeting with Civil Society 9 April 2018 The Committee on the Rights of Migrant Workers this morning opened its twenty-eighth session, hearing an address by Adam Abdelmoula, Director of ...Read More

International Community Can Do More To Harness Sport To Engage Youth And Promote Change, Says UNODC Chief At High-level Event For International Day Of Sport

PRESS RELEASE Vienna/New York, 9 April 2018 – Sports offer a practical and cost-effective means to help prevent violence and crime, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, said Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the United Nations O...Read More

Security Council Press Statement On Situation In Great Lakes Region

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gustavo Meza-Cuadra (Peru):

Adopting Resolution 2410 (2018), Security Council Extends Mandate Of Mission for Justice Support In Haiti Until 15 April 2019, Draws Down Police Units

The Security Council today decided to extend for one year the mandate of the United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH), while also laying out a staggered decrease in its uniformed personnel and requesting periodic prog...Read More

Statement Of The Secretary-General On Syria

10 April 2018 I am outraged by the continued reports of use of chemical weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic. I reiterate my strong condemnation of the use of chemical weapons against the civilian population. Any confirmed use of chemical we...Read More

Amendment To One Name On Security Council 1988 Sanctions Committee Sanctions List

On 10 April 2018, the following amendment specified with underline and strikethrough in the entry below was made to the 1988 List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 o...Read More

United Nations Success In Small Island States a Litmus Test For 2030 Agenda, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Forum, Requiring Progress On Financing

Following are UN Deputy Secretary‑General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the consultative meeting of small island developing States and their development partners, on accelerating the implementation of the SAMOA Path...Read More

Successful Elections In Democratic Republic Of Congo Crucial To Wider Great Lakes Region’s Peace, Stability, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Credible and inclusive elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, followed by a peaceful transfer of power, would have a positive effect on peace, stability and development in the wider Great Lakes region of Central Africa, speakers...Read More

Following Three Draft Texts On Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria, Security Council Fails To Agree Upon Independent Investigative Mechanism

The Security Council, voting today on three separate draft resolutions in response to recent allegations of a chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Douma, failed to rally the votes needed to launch an “independent mechanism of inves...Read More

WHO Concerned About Suspected Chemical Attacks In Syria

WHO is deeply alarmed by reports of the suspected use of toxic chemicals in Douma city, East Ghouta. According to reports from Health Cluster partners, during the shelling of Douma on Saturday, an estimated 500 patients presented to health ...Read More