Daily Archives: May 25, 2017

International Cooperation to End Tax Crimes Crucial for Achieving Sustainable Growth Agenda, Speakers Say as Development Financing Forum Concludes

The global movement under way to stamp out international tax fraud was central to ending the booming illegal cross-border flow of money and capital obstructing realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Economic and Social …

News in Brief 25 May 2017 – (PM)

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Women at the FAO-supported farm centre in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria. Photo: FAO/Pius Utomi Ekpei

African nations among world’s largest host of refugees, says UN chief

African nations are among the …

With focus on natural disasters, UN risk reduction forum opens in Mexico

25 May 2017 &#150 Opening a major United Nations conference on risk reduction in Cancun, Mexico, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed cautioned that the world would not reach its development goals without tackling climate change and …

Secretary-General Says ‘No One is Winning Today’s Wars, Everybody Is Losing’, as Security Council Debates Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Security Council at the open debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict, in New York today:

Thank you for this opportunity to address the …

Attacks on hospitals and medical staff ‘symptoms of grave disregard’ for international law – UN chief

25 May 2017 &#150 Parties to conflict are treating hospitals and clinics as targets, rather than respecting them as sanctuaries, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned today during a Security Council debate on the protection …