Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

UN in South Sudan concerned about civilians fleeing clashes in Upper Nile

12 July 2017 &#150 Thousands of South Sudanese civilians are fleeing to neighbouring Ethiopia as Government troops advance on a rebel stronghold in the Upper Nile region, a senior United Nations official today said, expressing …

Focus on Accessible Treatment, Reproductive Rights Vital for Eliminating Health Gaps, Gender Discrimination, Speakers Tell High-Level Political Forum

Speakers today voiced deep concern at the continued prevalence of the long‑standing — and often intersecting — challenges of gender discrimination and health inequality, as the Economic and Social Council’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable …

Press Briefing by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 7/12/2017

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

3:24 P.M. EDT

MS. SANDERS:  Good afternoon.  Earlier this afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee concluded the confirmation hearing for Chris Wray, the President’s nominee for FBI director.  

During his …

New significant sites inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list

12 July 2017 &#150 The World Heritage Committee wrapped its 41st session today having inscribed 21 new sites on the United Nations cultural wing’s World Heritage List – locations ranging from the site of iconic …

News in Brief 12 July 2017 (PM)

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Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric. UN Photo/Evan Schneider (file)

Attacks in Abyei by unknown armed groups condemned by UN

The recent attacks by unknown armed assailants in the disputed …