WTO Members Appoint New Chair Of Agriculture Talks

Ambassador Ford replaces Kenya’s Ambassador Stephen Ndung’u Karau. He thanked his predecessor for investing enormous energy and wisdom in guiding members in the agriculture negotiations in the run up to last year’s  Buenos Aires Ministerial...Read More

Inequality ‘Systemic And Growing’, Secretary-General Tells Forum Amid Call To Raise Collective Ambition For Tackling Climate Change By Harnessing Clean, Green Energy

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2018, in Hainan Province, China, today:


28 February 2018 The Conference on Disarmament this morning continued its high-level segment, hearing addresses by ministerial officials from Turkey, Russia, Iran, Romania and South Africa. Ahmet Yildiz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs o...Read More

UNODC Executive Director Stresses Invaluable Benefits Of Host Country Partnership During Austrian MFA’s Visit

UNODC Executive Director stresses invaluable benefits of host country partnership during Austrian MFA’s visit Vienna, 20 February 2018 (UN Information Service) – The UN family in Vienna has benefitted tremendously from its strong partnershi...Read More

EJIL Roll of Honour

EJIL relies on the good will of colleagues in the international law community who generously devote their time and energy to act as peer reviewers for the large number of submissions we receive. Without their efforts our Journal would not b...Read More

Azevêdo: MSMEs Are Now At The Heart Of The Trade Debate

Good morning. I am pleased to join you today. I wanted to be here briefly to congratulate you all for what you’ve achieved so far on this important issue. The launch of the Informal Working Group on MSMEs was one of the highlights of MC11. ...Read More

Davos: DG Azevêdo Calls On Members To Match Words Of Support For The WTO With Deeds

In his comments at the meeting, the Director-General reflected on the outlook after MC11. He said: “Despite the energy and activity we saw on various issues at MC11, clearly the overall outcome was disappointing. We need to face up to the p...Read More

DG Azevêdo Urges Parliamentarians To Remain Engaged In WTO Issues

Sus Excelencias Los Presidentes del Senado y de la Cámara de Diputados de Argentina, Señora Presidenta de la UIP, Señora Vicepresidenta del Parlamento Europeo, Honorables Copresidentes de la Conferencia Parlamentaria, Sus Excelencias Minist...Read More

Nuclear Energy Could Hold Key To Sustainable Development Gains, Delegates Tell General Assembly, As It Considers International Atomic Energy Agency Report

Nuclear energy could help countries to achieve sustainable development, Member States said today, with many also expressing concern about recent nuclear testing activities by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as the General Assembl...Read More

Secretary‑General, At High-Level Symposium, Urges Governments, Stakeholders To Step Up Efforts Towards More Eco-Friendly Global Energy Systems

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the high‑level symposium “Global Energy Interconnection: Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals”, in New York today:

UNODC Chief Designates Popular Pakistani Singer Shehzad Roy As National Goodwill Ambassador

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 30 October 2017 – United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has appointed singer Shehzad Roy, a recipient of Pakistan’s highest civil honor, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, as its new National Goodwill Ambassador. The appointm...Read More

With New York Headquarters Renovation Set For Completion By End Of 2017, Speakers In Fifth Committee Seek Data On Energy Savings, Physical Accessibility Gains

With the capital master plan in its final phase after nearly 15 years and an investment of $2.31 billion, the United Nations must take stock of lessons learned and best practices from the ambitious Headquarters renovation effort to guide th...Read More