Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

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.

**Somalia

This morning at the Africa Event, the Secretary‑General expressed his solidarity with the people of Somalia …

Kicking off ‘Africa Week’ at UN, Guterres says women and youth can unleash continent’s potential

16 October 2017 &#150 Africa must focus on young people, empower women and girls, and be innovative in leveraging resources and financing for development, Secretary-General António Guterres said Monday as the United Nations kicked off …

Remarks by President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in Joint Press Conference

Rose Garden

1:47 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much. I just want to say that we just spent quite a bit of time inside with the Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has …

President Donald J. Trump Approves South Carolina Disaster Declaration

Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of South Carolina and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane …

General Assembly, by Secret Ballot, Elects 15 Member States to Serve Three-Year Terms on Human Rights Council

The General Assembly today elected, by secret ballot, 15 States to serve on the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe.

Those elected …