Monthly Archives: October 2017

Approving 15 Drafts, First Committee Calls for Crackdown on Supply Chains Giving Terrorist Groups Materials to Build Improvised Explosive Devices

The First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) sent 14 draft resolutions and 1 draft decision to the General Assembly today, including one aimed at preventing terrorist groups from accessing materials to build improvised explosive devices.

Finding Committee‑wide agreement …

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, 10/31/2017, #29

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

2:37 P.M. EDT

MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. Happy Halloween. I thought for sure I’d see some costumes today.

Q We’re dressed as reporters.

MS. SANDERS: That’s not nearly as …

UN Security Council urges more protections for children in conflicts

31 October 2017 &#150 Deeply concerned about the abuse of children in war zones, the United Security Council today &#8211 in a debate in New York which included Secretary-General António Guterres and his special envoy …

Security Council: children and armed conflict

Note: Following is a partial summary of today’s Security Council meeing on children and armed conflict. A complete summary will be available later today as Press Release SC/13050.


ANTÓNIO GUTERRES, Secretary‑General of the United …

FEATURE: As Afghan war grinds on, a marginalized young generation raises its voice

31 October 2017 &#150 It is “show time” on Asia Television in Western Afghanistan, as talk show guest Somaia Ramish replies to a pointed question about war and peace.

“Fortunately, women haven’t had a major …