Daily Archives: May 31, 2017

Suspending 2017 Session, Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Postpones Consideration of 33 Applications

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today suspended its 2017 resumed session pending one final day of work next month when its report will be finalized for adoption.

It also decided to postpone its consideration of …

General Assembly Elects Slovakia Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák President of Seventy-Second Session, while Selecting Bureaux for Main Committees

The General Assembly today elected Miroslav Lajčák, Slovakia’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, as President of its seventy-second session, while also selecting members to the Bureaux of its six Main Committees.

In accordance with …

South and Central Asia: On the Terrorist Attack in Kabul, Afghanistan

The United States strongly condemns today’s deadly attack in Kabul.

We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured, including our Afghan partners, members of the diplomatic …

Written question – A comprehensive approach to pastoralism in Africa – E-003402/2017

In the Eastern African drylands, drought is currently affecting millions of people, including pastoralists.

Besides humanitarian assistance, a comprehensive approach towards pastoralism is needed to increase the resilience of pastoralist communities.

In previous resolutions on …

Act before time runs out, urges UNICEF, as Yemen grapples with ‘unprecedented’ cholera outbreak

31 May 2017 &#150 Amid an “unprecedented” increase in suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen – where medical facilities are teetering on the edge of collapse – the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) …