Reform Efforts in Department of Public Information Will Promote Agility, Boost Impact, Under-Secretary-General Tells Fourth Committee

Delegates Stress Importance of Multilingualism,

Parity among United Nations Languages as Debate on Information Questions Begins

Reform efforts currently under way are designed to help the Department of Public Information (DPI) become more agile in …

Spanning 116 States, World’s Five Nuclear Weapon Free Zones Must Use Political Capital to Advance Common Disarmament Goals, Speakers Tell First Committee

Casting a spotlight on regional efforts to advance common disarmament goals, delegates in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) addressed the current and potential contribution of nuclear weapon free zones to global peace and …

Increased Aid, Development Critical to Eradicating Global Poverty, Delegates Stress in Second Committee

Marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty today, delegates noted the persistent scourge of extreme global poverty and called for increased aid and development to tackle it as the Second Committee (Economic and …

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 Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary General.

**Nigeria

Good afternoon, I really apologize for being late today. I want to start off with …

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 Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary General.

**Nigeria

Good afternoon, I really apologize for being late today. I want to start off with …

ALGERIA, S. AFRICA DISCUSS COOPERATION ON SECURITY, ILLEGAL MIGRATION

ALGIERS, Algeria, Algerian Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, on Tuesday, held talks with South African Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, on issues related to security cooperation and illegal migration.

Messahel told reporters …

US Envoy: ‘Some’ Militants Have Withdrawn From Syria’s Idlib

A senior U.S. official says some, but maybe not all, militant rebel holdouts have pulled out of the demilitarized zone in Syria’s Idlib province, two days after the deadline to leave.

“There is some question …