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Speakers Conclude Debate on Protection of Diplomatic, Consular Missions

With the increasing complexity of international law and a growing need for legal education, the Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation …

Security Council Press Statement on Mali

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Sacha Sergio Llorentty Soliz (Bolivia):

The members of the Security Council were briefed on 19 October 2018 by the Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, …

ALGERIA ORDERS ENFORCEMENT OF NIQAB BAN

ALGIERS, Algerian authorities have ordered the enforcement of a ban on civil servants from wearing niqabs (full-face veils) at work, citing reasons of identification.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia sent an order to regional government chiefs …

Africa Needs More Financing, Debt Relief from International Partners to Realize Shared Vision of Sustainable Development, Speakers Tell General Assembly

Realizing the shared vision of leaving no one behind of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 is contingent on the international community’s ability to mobilize resources, transfer technology, and …

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 …