Daily Archives: July 10, 2017

Speakers Focus on Ways to End Poverty, Gender Inequality, Structural Barriers, as High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Opens

The Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum tasked with reviewing progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development opened its second annual session today, with participants welcoming its focus on particular goals and targets, …

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.


My guest today will be Wu Hongbo, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs [DESA].  He will …

News in Brief 10 July 2017 (PM)

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A child with severe diarrhoea or cholera receives treatment at the Sab’een Hospital in Sana’a, Yemen. Photo: UNICEF/UN065873/Alzekri (file)

Yemen cholera cases surpass 300,000

The number of suspected cases of …

Women’s Participation in Peacekeeping ‘Woefully Lacking’, Deputy Secretary-General Says, Citing Absence of Top-Level Female Officers at Defence Chiefs Conference

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed’s remarks at the Chiefs of Defence Conference, in New York today:

On behalf of the Secretary-General, I would like to thank you once again for your participation in …

New UN mission to verify rebel reintegration in Colombia

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Colombia’s Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguín Cuéllar briefs the journalists after the Security Council meeting on Columbia peace situation. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The Security Council has moved to establish a …