Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

Strong Social Protections, Food Systems Key to Ending Poverty, Hunger, Speakers Stress, as High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Continues

Beginning its review of progress made in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the High-Level Political Forum today took an in‑depth look at country-level efforts to achieve the first two Goals on the eradication …

Babatunde Osotimehin Dedicated His Life to Public Health of Women, Young People, Says Deputy Secretary-General at Inaugural Lecture

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the inaugural Professor Babatunde Osotimehin Lecture, in London today:

It is an honour to be asked to give this inaugural lecture celebrating …

Security Council Members Stress Need for Democratic Republic of Congo to Hold Fair, Free, Inclusive Elections without Further Delay

Permanent Representative Defends Law Enforcement as Peacekeeping Chief Cites Government Personnel for Widespread Rights Violations

Several Security Council members insisted today that the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo hold free, fair, and …

UN agency assists nearly 100,000 migrants return home in 2016

11 July 2017 &#150 The United Nations migration agency reported today that it helped nearly 100,000 migrants return home voluntarily last year, a 41 per cent increase over 2015.

This assistance was provided through …

ECOSOC: High-Level Political Forum

Note: A complete summary of today’s Economic and Social Council meeting will be available after its conclusion.

Panel I

The first panel of the day was titled “review of SDGs implementation:  SDG 1”, and was …