Secretary-General Appoints Radhia Achouri Of Tunisia Director, United Nations Information Centre In Cairo

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Radhia Achouri of Tunisia as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Cairo, covering Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Indonesia Files WTO Complaint Over Australian Duties On Paper Imports

Further information is available in document WT/DS529/1 What is a request for consultations? The request for consultations formally initiates a dispute in the WTO. Consultations give the parties an opportunity to discuss the matter and to f...Read More

The UNESCO Science Report Finds a New Public On Wikipedia

focus_wikipedia_dpl.jpg © Wikimedia Foundation A staggering 500 million people worldwide visit Wikipedia each month, according to John Cummings, who has been Wikimedian in Residence at UNESCO for the past three years. There are currently 35...Read More

Public Forum Online Registration Closes On 12 September

The 2017 Public Forum, entitled “Trade: Behind the Headlines”, will be held at the WTO headquarters in Geneva from 26 to 28 September. For more information, please visit the Public Forum webpage Participation at the Forum i...Read More

Access To Information Is The Leveler For All Inequalities

news_010917_ipdc_talks.jpg Nnenna Nwakanma promotes access to information and technology platforms for women in Nigeria © UNESCO 01 September 2017 “Access to information is like access to life, information is life. Access to information […]...Read More

Director-General Deplores The Death Of Journalist Osama Nasr Al-Zoabi In Syria

30 August 2017 The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today called on all parties to protect the safety of journalists in Syria, where journalist Osama Nasr al-Zoabi was killed on 21 August. “I condemn the killing of Osama Nasr al-Zo...Read More


30 August 2017 (Issued as received) GENEVA (30 August 2017) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, David Kaye, and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, Fionnuala Ní Aloáin,  today raised g...Read More

EU Files Appeal Against Panel Ruling Regarding EU Duties On PET From Pakistan

Further information is available in document WT/DS486/6 Parties to a dispute can appeal a panel’s ruling. Appeals have to be based on points of law, such as legal interpretation — they cannot re-open factual findings made by the panel. Each...Read More

UN rights experts express concern over blocked websites in Egypt

[JURIST] Two human rights experts with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] issued a statement [press release] Wednesday detailing their concern over websites, including many news sites, that ha...Read More

UNODC Cements Close Ties With Japan Through Strategic Dialogue On Drugs, Crime And Terrorism

PRESS RELEASE Vienna, 28 August (UN Information Service)-Japan and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are bound together by a profound desire to make the world safer from drugs, crime, corruption and terrorism, the head of UNODC Yury ...Read More

Business Can Blaze a Trail Against Human Trafficking, UNODC Chief Tells Forum

PRESS RELEASE Perth/Vienna, 25 August (UN Information Service) – Partnership with the private sector is essential to address the challenges of human trafficking, the Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Yury Fedot...Read More

Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America

Transformative Constitutionalism in Latin America The Emergence of a New Ius Commune Edited by Armin von Bogdandy, Eduardo Ferrer Mac-Gregor, Mariela Morales Antoniazzi, Flavia Piovesan, and Ximena Soley Author Information Armin von Bogdand...Read More