Daily Archives: August 28, 2017

Security, Economic, Governance Woes Fuel Deepening Humanitarian Crisis in Libya, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Amid a host of security, economic and governance challenges, a “window of opportunity” had emerged in Libya — home to the United Nations largest diplomatic mission — and it was up to its people to …

At start of World Water Week, UN Assembly President says water and sanitation goals need 'major push'

28 August 2017 &#150 Encouraging global action to support clean water and sanitation, United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson today underscored that when it comes to the environment, everything is connected.

&#8220None should imagine …

General Assembly Sets Dates for South-South Cooperation Conference, Transmits Draft Outcome of High-Level Human Trafficking Review to Next Session

The General Assembly adopted a consensus resolution today, transmitting to its seventy-second session the draft outcome document of its 27-28 September high-level meeting on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to …

News in Brief 28 August 2017 (AM)

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President of the General Assembly Peter Thomson, addressing the 2017 World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: UNPGA Twitter feed

“Ocean unites us”: UN General Assembly President on World Water

Secretary-General Appoints Alain Noudéhou of Benin Deputy Special Representative in South Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Alain Noudéhou of Benin as his Deputy Special Representative in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).  He will also serve as United Nations …