Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Takes Note Of Nearly 400 Quadrennial Reports, Postpones Action On Several Others

On the seventh day of its 2018 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today took note of 394 quadrennial reports from various organizations, while postponing action on several other reports after members of the bod...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On Safer Internet Day

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STATEMENT 6 February 2018  VIENNA, 6 February 2018 (UN Information Service) – Today is Safer Internet Day. A day celebrated globally each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and yo...Read More

Statement Of UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov, On Safer Internet Day

UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION SERVICE VIENNA (UNIS) For information only – not an official document UNIS/CP/1026 5 February 2018 Executive Director, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Yury Fedotov: 6 February 2018 VIENNA, 6 February 2018 (UN Inform...Read More

WTO Members Discuss How To Organize Work On Fisheries Subsidies Negotiations After MC11

Summing up the meeting, the chair said that members generally see merit in undertaking focused exchanges of information, linked to the negotiations, and recalled that the documents identified by ministers as the textual basis for further ne...Read More

Russia Initiates WTO Compliance Proceedings Over Pig Products Import Restrictions

In its request for consultations under Article 21.5 of the Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU), Russia identifies several actions that it has taken to remove the WTO-inconsistent measures, including resuming the import of pig products fr...Read More

UAE Initiates WTO Complaint Against Pakistan Over Film Duties

The UAE claims that the anti-dumping measures are inconsistent with various provisions of the WTO’s Anti-Dumping Agreement and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. Further information is available in document WT/DS538/1 What is ...Read More

Headquarters To Host Meeting Of Commission On Limits Of Continental Shelf From 29 January To 16 March

NEW YORK, 29 January (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-sixth session from 29 January to 16 March 2018.  The first plenary part of the session will...Read More

Announcements: Conference on Margin of Appreciation at Court; Lecturer in International Law; CfP Palestine Yearbook of International Law; CfS International Law for the Sustainable Development Goals; Director/Senior Legal Expert IHLRC; CfP Identity on the International Bench Series; CfP Colloquium on International Investment Law & Competition Law

1. Conference on Margin of Appreciation at Court. The conference, entitled ‘European Human Rights Culture – What Role for the Margin of Appreciation‘, asks a simple question – what is the role of the Margin of Appreciation doctrine in conte...Read More

CKM Advisors Team Wins United Nations Unite Ideas Challenge To Build Science, Technology Search Engine For Sustainable Development Goals

NEW YORK, 25 January (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced that a team of data scientists and developers from CKM Advisors, a consulting firm based in New York City, has won the Unite Ideas #Sc...Read More

Oil Spills: Improving Emergency Responses Through Ocean Observing Systems

On 6 January 2018, the collision in the East China Sea between a freighter and an oil tanker carrying 136,000 tons of “gas condensate”, a particularly explosive type of oil, caused a major spill of potentially dangerous proportions. As auth...Read More

Girls Can Code: UNESCO’s Information For All Programme Launches a New Project In Ghana

news_220118_ghana.jpg © UNESCO 22 January 2018 The First Lady of Ghana Ms Rebecca Akufo-Addo launched last week in Accra a UNESCO/IFAP project on empowering women and girls through ICT, under which about 300 junior high school students will...Read More

Public Opinion Survey in Serbia Sheds Light on ICTY Legacy

In anticipation of the closing of the ICTY, there has been plenty of discussion, including at EJIL: Talk! (see here), on the court’s impact in the former Yugoslavia, particularly relating to the public’s acceptance of ICTY findings and reco...Read More