Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

Poverty Cannot Be Measured by Income Alone, Participants Tell Economic and Social Council as 2017 Integration Segment Opens

Former Malawi President Says Most of World’s 760 Million Poor People Live in Africa, Likely to Be Young, Female

Describing poverty as a multi-dimensional phenomenon that could not be measured by income alone, several speakers …

Refugees on dangerous Mediterranean crossing may face 'horrendous abuses' at the hands of smugglers – UN

8 May 2017 &#150 One person out of every 35 trying to cross the inland sea between northern Africa and Italy in 2017 has died out in the deep waters of the Mediterranean, the United …

State Cooperation with International Criminal Court Vital to Ensure Justice for Victims of Atrocity Crimes in Libya, Prosecutor Tells Security Council

State cooperation with the International Criminal Court was crucial to ensuring justice for victims of mass atrocity crimes committed during 2011 events in Libya, its Chief Prosecutor said today, pressing the Security Council for assistance …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.


I wanted to say that we welcome the release of an additional 82 of the Chibok …

Remarks by the Vice President Honoring Public Service Recognition Week and National Military Appreciation Month

Indian Treaty Room

2:16 P.M. EDT

THE VICE PRESIDENT:  How about a round of applause for these great guardians up here?  Aren’t they really something?  Great job.  (Applause.) 

Well, today it is my great honor …