Daily Archives: July 18, 2017

ICAO Council President urges cooperation towards harmonized airspace management for unmanned aircraft

Montréal and Abuja, 18 July 2017 – Opening the ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Symposium in Abuja yesterday, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu stressed the importance of a globally coherent regulatory framework …

On Nelson Mandela Day, UN celebrates South African leader’s service to humanity

18 July 2017 &#150 Marking what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 99th birthday, the United Nations today honoured his lifetime of service and dedication to justice and equality.


“The best tribute we can pay

Best Way to Honour Nelson Mandela Is through Actions that Improve World, Secretary-General Says in Remarks for International Observance

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the General Assembly informal plenary on Nelson Mandela International Day:

It is an honour to be with you to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day, marking what would …

Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, Remarks at UN High Level Political Forum Side Event 2017: Leaving no one behind: Ensuring inclusive SDG progress

Jul 18, 2017

Today, roughly 800 million people still live in extreme poverty. Credit: UNDP Bangladesh

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I am delighted to be here with colleagues from government, civil society and across the …

Climate-friendly farming solution fizzles in Zimbabwe

Best intentions don’t always translate into best practice, as David Dzama found out to his cost. At first, conservation agriculture seemed liked the solution to the climate change-linked problems facing the smallholder farmer in Zimbabwe’s …