Sixth Committee Speakers Debate Scope for Draft Texts on Protection of Environment in Armed Conflict, as International Law Commission Review Continues

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded consideration of Cluster II from the International Law Commission’s Report, delegates expressed varying opinions about the draft principles on “Protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts”, with…

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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.**Iraq

Good afternoon to you all.  Let’s start at the beginning.  Turning to Iraq, the Secretary‑General says he i…

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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 Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.**Climate Change

Good afternoon.  Happy November, everyone.  First of all, I want to start off with something I kn…

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Reliable Funding for Peace Operations, Capacity-Building Needed to Support Growing Partnership between United Nations, African Union, Speakers Tell Security Council

Briefers and delegations welcomed a growing strategic partnership between the African Union and the United Nations in matters of peace and security at the Security Council today, while calling for measures to bolster the effectiveness of that cooperati…

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Delegates Call for Multilateralism, Closing Digital Divide to Spur Economic Growth, as Second Committee Debates Globalization, Interdependence

With unilateralism, protectionism and inequalities casting a shadow on globalization, delegates underscored the importance of opening up trade and closing the digital divide in boosting economic growth, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financ…

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Rural Population ‘Left Behind’ by Uneven Global Economy, Speakers Note, as Second Committee Debates Poverty Eradication

Despite a significant reduction in the rate of worldwide extreme poverty, speakers stressed that eradicating it has slowed, especially in rural areas, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) met to take up that issue today.Daniela Bas, Di…

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Second Committee (Economic and Financial)

Note:  Following is a partial summary of statements made to today’s meeting of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial).  A complete summary will be available later today as Press Release GA/EF/3521.Introduction of Reports

DANIELA BAS, …

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