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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Fourth Committee Approves Draft Resolution Urging States to Help Victims, as It Concludes General Debate on Assistance in Mine Action

Egypt Points out Ottawa Convention’s Failure to Mention Responsibility for Wartime Planting of Explosive Remnants at El AlameinThe Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved a draft resolution today, by which the General Assembly …

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Sixth Committee (Legal)

Unable to Adopt Work Programme Due to Ongoing Issues, Speakers Urge that Diplomacy Prevail, Tradition of Consensus UpheldImplementation of the rule of law principle on the international level — particularly in the area of conflict resolution — was…

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Sixth Committee (Legal)

Note: Owing to the liquidity crisis impacting our Organization, only a partial summary of statements made in today’s meetings of the Sixth Committee (Legal) is available at this time.  The complete summary will be issued later as Press Release GA/…

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Delegates Call for Critical Financial Support to Combat Terrorist Groups, as Sixth Committee Continues Debate on Eliminating Global Menace

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of measures to eliminate international terrorism, delegates called for more funding for counter-terrorism efforts, as well as increased cooperation in tackling and stopping the legal and illega…

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Third Committee Delegates Call for Robust Cooperation to Disrupt Global Drug Syndicates, Fight $1.5 Trillion Cybercrime Market as New Threats Emerge

The proliferation of new technology complicates the fight against transnational organized crime, especially illicit drug trafficking and cybercrime, delegates told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today during their annual debate…

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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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