Daily Archives: September 6, 2017

General Assembly Concludes New Agenda for Cities Meeting by Focusing on Role of Stakeholders in Advancing Sustainable Urbanization Policies

Local governments, civil society groups and others working to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development — including its targets related to urbanization — required United Nations support underpinned by a “spirit of inclusiveness and …

Palestinian Rights Committee Adopts Annual Report, Reviews Latest Events while Considering How to Enhance, Streamline Its Work

Members Worry about ‘Shrinking’ Land for Two-State Solution as Peace Process Stalemate Continues

The Palestinian Rights Committee adopted its annual report today, for submission to the forthcoming session of the General Assembly, heard a review …

News in Brief 6 September 2017 (PM)

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Secretary-General António Guterres speaks to journalists at a press encounter. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

Strengthened efforts needed to prevent genocide, war crimes: UN chief

Strengthened efforts are needed to help prevent …

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.


In a short while, I will be joined by Amin Awad, Office of the United Nations …

Press Releases: Treasury Announces Targeted Sanctions on South Sudanese Officials and Companies

Today, the Department of the Treasury announced targeted sanctions on two South Sudanese government officials and one former official for their roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of South Sudan, and three companies …