Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

New Permanent Representative of New Zealand Presents Credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The new Permanent Representative of New Zealand to the United Nations, Craig John Hawke, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General António Guterres today.

Prior to …

Secretary-General Tells Humanitarian Day ‘Stand Together’ Event of His Abiding Shock, as High Commissioner for Refugees, at Rising Targeting of Civilians

It is very difficult for me not to remember at this moment my more than 10 years of work with UNHCR [Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees], one of the central United …

Security Council Isil (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds One Name to Its Sanctions List

On 18 August 2017, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida approved the addition of the entry specified below to its ISIL (Da’esh) and …

Deplorable, Man-Made Catastrophe Escalating in Yemen, Humanitarian Chief Tells Security Council, Urging Immediate Funding of Cash-Strapped Relief Plan

Iran-backed Rebels Blocking Aid Delivery, Deputy Prime Minister Stresses, Pledging Airport Reopening Provided Government Forces Control Security

The “deplorable, avoidable and completely man-made catastrophe” in Yemen continued to worsen and ravage the lives of millions …

No One Winning, We’re All Losing, Secretary-General Says in Humanitarian Day Message, Citing Record Number of Civilians Displaced by Crises

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on World Humanitarian Day, to be observed in New York on 19 August:

Every year on World Humanitarian Day, we shine a spotlight on the millions of civilians …