Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

Press Briefing by Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 

5:33 P.M. EDT

Q    That’s a great suit.

DIRECTOR MULVANEY:  Thank you very much.  I took a little hard time for this suit today in a staff meeting.  The …

FEATURE: Mission Accomplished – UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire

1 May 2017 &#150 After 13 years, the United Nations is completing the peacekeeping phase of its engagement with Côte d’Ivoire, after successfully assisting the country in restoring peace and stability following the post-2010 election …

Missions Must Be Efficient, Well-Resourced to Carry Out Mandates, Speakers Say, As Fifth Committee Resumes Session Focusing on 2017/18 Peacekeeping Budget

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today opened the second part of its resumed seventy-first session, when it was expected to focus on $7.97 billion in budget requirements requested for United Nations peacekeeping operations for …

UN calls for protection of civilians sheltering in South Sudan’s Upper Nile area

1 May 2017 &#150 A senior United Nations humanitarian official in South Sudan today demanded that parties to the conflict uphold their responsibilities to protect thousands of Shilluk civilians sheltering in and around Aburoc, following …

Abuses by non-State actors no justification for rights violations by Governments – UN rights chief

1 May 2017 &#150 Raising alarm over use of rhetoric by States that they can “solve problems” and find ways around lawful safeguards, the United Nations rights chief today urged vigilance to protect and promote …