General Conference Day 2 Highlights

During the plenary session of the General Conference, over 46delegations delivered statements, which are available here.

The 2017 Scientific Forum on Nuclear Techniques in Human Health: Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment opened today. At the two-day event, experts and …

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Terrorism, Other Security Threats Diverting Scarce Funds from ‘Staggering’ Lake Chad Basin Humanitarian Crisis, Political Affairs Chief Tells Security Council

Boko Haram Impacts All Facets of Life, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative Stresses

Recent progress against Boko Haram notwithstanding, Africa’s Lake Chad Basin continued to suffer a “staggering” and under-funded humanitarian crisis, the United Nations political affairs chief told the Security Council …

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Secretary-General Proposes ‘Funding Compact’ to Retool Development System, Boost Efficiency, at Meeting of Economic and Social Council

Briefing Member States on the eve of the Economic and Social Council’s coordination and management meeting, Secretary-General António Guterres today presented a raft of proposals aimed at retooling the United Nations development system into one more capable of delivering “tangible …

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Sahel Deterioration Due Partly to Lack of Development, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Economic and Social Council, Peacebuilding Commission

Despite numerous strategies to improve security, governance and development, the situation in the Sahel remained fragile, speakers in a joint meeting of the Economic and Social Council and Peacebuilding Commission agreed today, amid calls for Governments and international partners to …

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General Assembly Unanimously Adopts Text Creating United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office; Elects 18 Members to Economic and Social Council

President Hails Action as New Secretary-General’s First Major Institutional Reform

In what its President called the first major institutional reform presented by Secretary-General António Guterres, the General Assembly unanimously decided today to establish the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, while …

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Speakers Underline Urgency of Expanding Protected Coastal Areas, Tackling Sea Acidification, as United Nations Ocean Conference Continues

Speakers emphasized the urgency of expanding protected coastal and marine areas — one of the targets of Goal 14 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — as well as tackling the problem of ocean acidification during partnership dialogues on …

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