12 April 2018 Aliyar Lebbe Abdul Azeez, the new Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Pr...Read More

Foreign Office Certificates and Diplomatic Immunity in the Assange Affair

The Assange saga continues with recent decisions in the English Courts upholding the warrant for Julian Assange’s arrest. Dapo’s recent post on Ecuador’s purported appointment of Julian Assange as one of its diplomats to the UK considered t...Read More

Commonwealth Parliaments Can Galvanize Action By Governments To Seize Opportunities of Sustainable Development Goals, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Forum

Following is UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s keynote address, as prepared for delivery via video conference, to the Commonwealth Parliamentarians’ Forum, in London today:

Wikileaks Documents are Admissible in a Domestic Court

On 8 February 2017, the UK Supreme Court held unanimously that a Wikileaks document is admissible in a domestic court. The Wikileaks document in issue purported to be a copy of a diplomatic cable from the US Embassy in London summarising a ...Read More

Statement After Meeting With The Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove, The Governor-General Of The Commonwealth Of Australia

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT Vienna, 29 September 2017 – Today, I welcomed Sir Peter Cosgrove, the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, to the Vienna International Centre and the offices of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UN...Read More

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico

The Trump administration this morning waived the provisions of the Jones Act with respect to ports in Puerto Rico. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the change of policy in a tweet. At @ricardorossello request, @P...Read More

Opening Of The 5th ACP Meeting Of Ministers In Charge Of Fisheries And Aquaculture

Nassau, The Bahamas, 20 September 2017/ ACP: The 5th meeting of ACP Ministers in charge of Fisheries and Aquaculture was formally opened today by the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Dr. The Hon. Hubert A. Minnis at the Me...Read More

Half of all countries aware but lacking national plan on cybersecurity, UN agency reports

Only about half of all countries have a cybersecurity strategy or are in the process of developing one, the United Nations telecommunications agency today reported, urging more countries to consider national policies to protect against cybe...Read More