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From Babel to Esperanto and Back Again: The Fate of International Law (or of International Lawyers?)

This post is part of the Joint Symposium that we are co-hosting with Opinio Juris on Anthea Roberts’ new book Is International Law International? (OUP, 2017).  While I’ve been reading, I have wondered about the exact nature of Anthea Robert...Read More

Director-General Condemns Murder Of Media Workers, Castillo Cifuentes And León Miranda, In Guatemala

07 February 2018 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, today called on the authorities to investigate the killings of journalists, Luis Alfredo de León Miranda and Laurent Ángel Castillo Cifuentes, whose bodies were found in Mazat...Read More

NEW PERMANENT OBSERVER OF THE AFRICAN UNION PRESENTS LETTER OF NOMINATION TO THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA

6 February 2018 Ajay Kumar Bramdeo, the new Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his letter of nomination to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Gen...Read More

PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL APPOINTS NEW CHAIRPERSON OF COMMISSION OF INQUIRY ON BURUNDI

1 February 2018 Geneva, 1 February 2018 (Issued as received) – The President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Vojislav Šuc (Slovenia), announced today the appointment of Mr. Doudou Diène (Senegal) to serve as a member and new chairpe...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD EXAMINES REPORT OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS

29 January 2018 The Committee on the Rights of the Child today considered via video conference the combined third and fourth periodic report of the Marshall Islands under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Introducing the report, Be...Read More

General Assembly Designates 7 April International Day Of Reflection On 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi In Rwanda, Amending Title Of Annual Observance

The General Assembly adopted a decision today designating 7 April as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, recalling also that Hutu and others who opposed it were killed.

Trilateral Symposium To Examine How Innovative Technologies Can Promote Health-related SDGs

This joint technical symposium is the seventh in a series of joint technical symposia convened by the WHO, WIPO and the WTO. It builds on the collaborative work undertaken by the three agencies to enhance capacity, including the trilateral ...Read More

CONFERENCE ON DISARMAMENT TO HOLD FIRST PUBLIC PLENARY OF ITS 2018 SESSION ON TUESDAY, 23 JANUARY

18 January 2018 The Conference on Disarmament, the world’s single multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations, will hold the first public plenary of its 2018 session on Tuesday, 23 January at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. The sessio...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD CONSIDERS REPORT OF PANAMA

18 January 2018 The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined fifth and sixth periodic report of Panama under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Introducing the report, Yazmin Cardenas, D...Read More

COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD REVIEWS REPORT OF SRI LANKA

16 January 2018 The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined fifth to sixth periodic report of Sri Lanka under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Introducing the report, Chandrani Senara...Read More

Secretary-General Appoints Bience Gawanas Of Namibia Special Adviser On Africa

United Nations Secretary‑General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Bience Gawanas of Namibia as Special Adviser on Africa.  She will succeed Maged Abdelaziz of Egypt, to whom the Secretary‑General is grateful for his commi...Read More

Life Made Simpler And Sustainable Among Vulnerable Communities In Colombia

pacto-planeta-colombia-c-pacto_planeta.png © Pacto Planeta 15 January 2018 Fishermen who make their living from the Cauca River in the south of Colombia have had their daily task made easier by adapting their traditional rafts to solar powe...Read More