Peaceful Assembly, Refugee Protections, Well-being of Rights Defenders Under Siege, Experts Tell Third Committee, as High Commissioner Warns of ‘Credibility Crisis’

Freedom of peaceful assembly, global refugee protections, women’s civil liberties and the well-being of human-rights defenders are values under siege, United Nations experts told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as delegat…

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Unprecedented Impacts of Climate Change Disproportionately Burdening Developing Countries, Delegate Stresses, as Second Committee Concludes General Debate

Describing climate change as one of the greatest threats facing humanity in their time, delegates urged the international community to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conserve forests, monitor water sources and honour pledges made in the Paris Agreeme…

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Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.**Twitter

Good morning — good afternoon, rather.  I just want to flag that this afternoon, at 3 p.m., the Secretary-Gen…

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Delegates Begin Text-Based Deliberations for First-Ever Treaty on Managing Marine Biodiversity beyond National Jurisdiction Areas, at Start of Conference Session

The process of drafting the first-ever treaty addressing marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction entered a new phase today as Member States began text-based deliberations, with a view to reaching an agreement by the first half of 2020…

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Amid Effects of Climate Change, High Debt, Least Developed, Landlocked, Small Island Countries Struggle to Meet 2030 Agenda, Speakers Warn Political Forum

‘Stop the Problem,’ Palau’s President Urges, Pointing to Warming Oceans, Slow Progress on Halting Global Temperature RiseFrom climate change to burdensome debt, the challenges of small island developing States, least developed countries and landlocked …

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Beginning Coordination, Management Segment, Economic and Social Council Adopts Texts on Social Development, Gender, Non-Governmental Organizations

Commencing its 2019 Management Segment, the Economic and Social Council today adopted seven resolutions and six draft decisions and took up several reports on various topics, including one draft decision it adopted by a recorded vote.The decision title…

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Annual Session of the Executive Board 2019

As prepared for delivery.
Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, colleagues and friends.It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this session of the UNDP Executive Board.We meet today to consider the first miles travelled of UNDP’s new c…

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Annual Session of the Executive Board 2019

As prepared for delivery.
Mr. President, Members of the Executive Board, colleagues and friends.It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this session of the UNDP Executive Board.We meet today to consider the first miles travelled of UNDP’s new c…

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