Daily Archives: September 13, 2017

Africa: U.S.-African Partnerships: Advancing Common Interests


Remarks

Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

Under Secretary for Political Affairs 

U.S. Institute of Peace
Washington, DC
September 13, 2017


(As prepared)

Introduction

Good morning. Thank you President Lindborg for your very kind and generous introduction. To

Can A Better Way to Measure Conflict-Related Deaths Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals?

The UN General Assembly kicked off its 72nd session this week, and its new president, Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia, has already indicated that preventing deadly conflicts will be one of his top priorities. The theme …

Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship Begins at United Nations Headquarters, with 15 Participants in 2017 Programme

The Reham al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellowship began at United Nations Headquarters in New York this week and will continue through 30 September.

Organized by the Department of Public Information for the last 37 years, the …

U.S. says air strikes in Somalia kill six al Shabaab fighters

NNA – The U.S. military said on Wednesday it had carried out air strikes in Somalia against an al Qaeda-allied Islamist group and killed six militants.

The group, al Shabaab, is fighting to topple Somalia’s …

Briefing – International Agreements in Progress: Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Development Community (SADC) – 13-09-2017

International Agreements in Progress: Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Development Community (SADC)

13-09-2017

In line with the objective of the Cotonou Agreement to establish a World Trade Organization-compatible trade regime with ACP countries, …