Daily Archives: May 15, 2017

Deputy Secretary-General Tells Security Council It’s Not Enough to ‘Bring Back Our Girls’, Conflict-Based Sexual Violence Victims Also Need Respect, Reintegration

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks to the open debate of the Security Council on sexual violence in conflict, in New York today:

Let me begin by commending Uruguay and the Deputy Foreign …

Secretary-General Appoints Masimba Tafirenyika as Director of United Nations Information Centre in Pretoria

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Masimba Tafirenyika of Zimbabwe as Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Pretoria, an office that provides service to South Africa.  Mr. Tafirenyika assumed his duties today.…

Concrete Action Needed to Tap Potential of Science, Technology in Solving Global Development Challenges, Speakers Tell Innovation Forum

Science, technology and innovation had an undisputed role in achieving the global development goals and sustainable development, in general, speakers said today as the Economic and Social Council kicked-off its Science, Technology and Innovation Forum.…

Press Daily Briefing by Press Secretary Sean Spicer — #48

PRESS BRIEFING
BY PRESS SECRETARY SEAN SPICER
AND ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT FOR HOMELAND SECURITY AND COUNTERTERRORISM TOM BOSSERT
 
James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

2:19 P.M. EDT
 
 MR. SPICER:  Good afternoon.  Before we get …

UN health agency deploying technical experts to site of Ebola outbreak in DR Congo

15 May 2017 &#150 The United Nations health agency is deploying technical experts to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) amid an outbreak of Ebola virus near its northern border with the Central Africa …