Daily Archives: February 16, 2017

Security Council 1988 Sanctions Committee Deletes One Individual from Its Sanctions List

On 16 February 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) deleted the entry specified below from its List (the 1988 List) of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel …

United Nations Conference to Negotiate Ban on Nuclear Weapons Holds First Organizational Meeting, Adopts Agenda for 2017 Substantive Session

The United Nations Conference to negotiate a nuclear-weapon ban elected its president today, and adopted — as orally revised — the draft provisional agenda for its four-week substantive session, to begin in March.

Holding its …

News in Brief 16 February 2016 (PM)

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Fall army worm new pest affecting crops in Southern Africa. Photo © FAO/ Obert Maminimini

African countries unite to tackle crop pest infestation

Sixteen countries in east and southern Africa …

South and Central Asia: Sri Lanka National Day Reception

(As Prepared for Delivery)

Thank you, Ambassador Kariyawasam, for that kind introduction, and for all the great work that you’ve done during your tenure as Ambassador in Washington to strengthen the ties between our two …

Written question – Bird flu epidemic in Europe – E-000485/2017

The number of cases of bird flu reported in various EU Member States has risen in recent months. Fourteen countries are now affected and reporting infection in domestic poultry and the wild bird population.

Specifically, …