Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Provides Oral Updates on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and on Eritrea 14 March 2018 The Human Rights Council this morning heard oral updates from Kate Gilmore, Deputy High Commissioner f...Read More

10th WTO-WIPO Advanced Course On Intellectual Property For Policymakers Opens In Geneva

The course is the tenth in an annual series of WTO-WIPO courses and will run over until 23 March. Thirty officials from developing countries are participating in the course. Mario Matus, Deputy Director General at WIPO, and Antony Taubman, ...Read More

Chile Launches Safeguard Investigation On Powdered Milk And Gouda Cheese

In the notification Chile indicated, among other things, as follows (provisional English translation): “Regarding the deadlines and procedures, they are regulated by the Anti-distortion Regulations notified to the WTO on 13 May 2013 in docu...Read More


12 March 2018 The Human Rights Council today held a discussion on the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, the late Asma Jahangir.  Presenting the report in the name of Ms. Jahangir, Catalina Devandas A...Read More

Director-General Urges Investigation Into Murder Of Media Worker Anjum Munir Raja In Pakistan

08 March 2018 The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has condemned the killing of sub-editor Anjum Munir Raja in the Punjab province of Pakistan on 1 March. “I condemn the murder of Anjum Munir Raja,” said the Director-General, “an...Read More

UNESCO GCC And Yemen Office Celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 In Qatar

As part of UNESCO’s efforts to promote gender equality, UNESCO GCC and Yemen Office will organize several events for International Women’s Day 2018. International Women’s Day is celebrated on 8 March every year, a date recognized by the Uni...Read More

More Losers Than Winners For Southern Ocean Marine Life In a Warmer Future

A study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more ‘losers’ than ‘winners’ over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Chang...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On International Women’s Day

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: 8 March 2018 VIENNA, 8 March 2018 (UN Information Service) – International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the towering achievements and immense strengths of women and girls ...Read More

Gender Differences In Poverty And Household Composition Through The Life-cycle a Global Perspective

This paper uses household surveys from 89 countries to look at gender differences in poverty in the developing world. In the absence of individual-level poverty data, the paper looks at what can we learn in terms of gender differences by lo...Read More

Experts Discuss How To Measure Services Trade In The Digital Age

Andreas Maurer, Chief of International Trade Statistics at the WTO,described efforts currently under way among international agencies to enhance measurement of digital trade. He underlined how current statistics address elements relevant fo...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On World Wildlife Day

Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: 3 March 2018 VIENNA, 3 March 2018 (UN Information Service) – The cheetah is the world’s fastest land animal. But like other big cat species, it cannot outrun the threat of exti...Read More

Viet Nam Initiates WTO Complaint Against United States Over Seafood Import Measures

Viet Nam claims the challenged US measures are inconsistent with a number of provisions under the WTO’s Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures as well as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. Further information is avai...Read More