Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Delegates Stress Need to Recognize Ancestral Land Rights, Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Shaping Sustainable Development, as Permanent Forum Continues Session

Without respect and recognition for traditional environmental practices and land rights, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development would fail to achieve its full potential to protect the Earth and all its inhabitants, speakers told the …

Forum on Forests Poised to Guide Investments in Woodland Areas for Building Sustainable, Resilient Societies, Speakers Say as Session Continues

The United Nations Forum on Forests was in a position to lead high-level discussions on how smart investments in woodland areas could reduce the risks of natural disaster, mitigate climate change and more broadly foster …

Speeches: The U.S.-ASEAN Dialogue

MS NAUERT: Hi. Good afternoon, everyone. Thanks for joining us today for the call on Secretary Tillerson’s working lunch that took place earlier with the foreign ministers of the ASEAN member-states. Today, we’re joined by …

Press Releases: Secretary Tillerson Meets With the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

Secretary of State Tillerson hosted the Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for a special U.S.-ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting, reinforcing the Strategic Partnership …

UN and Africa: focus on Somalia and press freedom day

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A two year-old child cries for his mother at the Kismayo general hospital in Somalia. Photo: IOM/Muse Mohammed

Somalia children facing “triple threat” of drought, disease and displacement: UNICEF

The …