Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Calling for Greater Disarmament Efforts, Speakers Exchange Prescriptions on Nuclear weapon free World, as First Committee Debate Continues

Continuing its general debate against the backdrop of an increasingly challenging security environment, delegates in the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) today stressed the importance of enhancing collective disarmament efforts, while offering prescriptions on …

General Assembly: Third Committee

Note:  A complete summary of today’s Third Committee meetings will be made available after their conclusion.

Background

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian & Cultural) continued its debate on social development today.  For background, see Press …

Delegates Support Multilateralism, Disagree on United Nations Reform, Peacekeeping Mandates, as General Assembly Takes Up Annual Report of Organization’s Work

Facilitating diplomacy, preventing conflicts and uniting countries around efforts to combat terrorism, climate change and other rapidly evolving global crises were among the United Nations most critical tasks, the General Assembly heard today, as it …

World must step up protection for refugees, do more to solve conflict &#8211 UN agency chief

2 October 2017 &#150 The global community is letting down millions of refugees and internally displaced people, and needs to renew efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts, focusing on protection and solutions, the head of …

Holistic measures needed for income equality in Africa

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Ayoduele Odolusa, Chief Economist for the UN Development Programme. UN Photo/Emmanuel Akinbobola

There is no “silver bullet” to resolving the stark income disparities in sub-Saharan Africa.

That’s the view of …