Daily Archives: September 20, 2017

UN must lead global battle against counterfeit medicines, Congo tells General Assembly

20 September 2017 &#150 The Republic of Congo today called for a United Nations-wide global battle against the proliferation of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines, warning the General Assembly on the second day of its 72nd …

Volunteers propel Mexico City earthquake response

Mexico City awoke to a strange mix of calm and chaos on Wednesday, following a powerful earthquake that has killed at least 225 people.

In the financial district where buildings were largely unscathed, restaurants served …

EU and UN team up to eliminate violence against women and girls

The EU-UN Spotlight Initiative was launched by the EU High Representative / Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, together with the UN Secretary-General António Guterres and …

At UN Assembly, South American leaders urge commitment with global development goals

20 September 2017 &#150 Addressing the general debate at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from South American countries urged the global community for greater cooperation and collaboration in addressing a …

Security Council Reaffirms Primary Role of States in Preventing Conflict, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2378 (2017) on Peacekeeping Reform

The “primacy of politics” — including through mediation, ceasefire monitoring and assisting in the implementation of peace accords — should be the hallmark of the United Nations approach to resolving conflict, by the terms of …