Daily Archives: September 5, 2017

Forty-Six Nominations Sent to the Senate Today


James Thomas Abbott, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Federal Labor Relations Authority for a term of five years expiring July 1, 2020, vice Patrick Pizzella, term expired.…

Global Response to Growing Cities Inadequate, Deputy Secretary-General Tells General Assembly Meeting on New Urban Agenda, UN-Habitat

With two third of the world’s population projected to live in cities in the next 30 years, the fate of humanity hinged on how Governments addressed the “megatrend” of urbanization, the General Assembly heard today, …

News in Brief 5 September 2017 (PM)

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Rohingya refugees trudge through the rain and mud as they arrive at Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh after days on foot. Photo: UNHCR/Vivian Tan

Unity of Security Council “crucial” to addressing

Security Council Imposes Sanctions on Those Derailing Mali Peace Process, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2374 (2017)

Members Authorize New Committee, Panel of Experts to Review Alleged Violations

Targeting actors derailing the peace process in Mali, the Security Council decided unanimously today to impose sanctions and create a new committee and panel …

Battle for Sustainability Will Be Won or Lost in Cities, Deputy Secretary-General Tells High-Level General Assembly Meeting on New Urban Agenda, UN-Habitat

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed’s remarks at the high-level General Assembly meeting on the New Urban Agenda and UN-Habitat, in New York today:

First of all, I would like to thank the …