Daily Archives: August 17, 2017

Explaining rapid sea level rise along the East Coast

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Coastal perilExplaining rapid sea level rise along the East Coast

Published 18 August 2017

Sea level rise hot spots — bursts of accelerated sea rise that last three to five years — happen along

Democratic Republic of Congo Grappling with Heavily Networked Armed Groups Funded by Gold Smuggling, Security Council Hears, as Expert Body Mourns Slain Members

Government Collaborating with United Nations, but Opposes Proposed Independent Probe of Killings, Stresses Vice-Prime Minister

Tremendous challenges were facing the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the dynamics of the conflict ever-changing, an illicit trade in …

Secretary-General Condemns Terrorist Attack in Barcelona, Spain


17 August 2017

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns today’s terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain.  He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families

Open Briefing of Security Council Committee Concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources

On 4 August 2017, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo held an open briefing with interested Member States on the illegal exploitation of natural …

East Asia and the Pacific: Remarks With Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono, and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera at a Press Availability

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good afternoon. I’d like to start by acknowledging the incident in Barcelona which has the hallmarks, it appears, of yet another terrorist attack. We offer our condolences to the loss of life …