Islamic State/Daesh Using Social Media, Extortion to Retain Might After Military Setbacks, Territory Loss, Top Counter-Terrorism Official Tells Security Council

Despite military setbacks and loss of territory last year, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Daesh) was a present and continuing threat, the senior United Nations official for counter‑terrorism told the Security Council today, as he prese…

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Continuing Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 6 Entities for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 47, Closes 1

In the fifth day of its 2018 regular session, the Committee on Non‑Governmental Organizations today recommended 6 entities for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, deferred action on the status of 47 and voted against …

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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.**African UnionThe Secretary-General is on his way back from Addis Ababa, where he attended the thirtieth Assembly of the Afr…

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