Daily Archives: October 18, 2017

Intra‑Palestinian Agreement Ends Decade‑Long Divide, Giving Reason for Cautious Optimism, Senior Official Tells Security Council in Debate on Middle East

Despite the overall negative trajectory that had characterized the Israeli‑Palestinian conflict for far too long, there were reasons for cautious optimism, the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs told the Security Council today as the situation …

Rapid City Expansion Unsustainable, Delegates Say, Urging Swifter Implementation of New Urban Agenda, as Second Committee Takes Up Human Settlements Programme

Accelerated efforts to address rapid urbanization would be necessary in implementing the New Urban Agenda and realizing the Sustainable Development Goals, delegates said today, as the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) took up the United …

With fast-growing youth population, Africa boasts enormous potential – UN deputy chief

18 October 2017 &#150 African countries individually represent relatively small markets, but collectively, they represent enormous market potential, the United Nations deputy chief told an Africa Week event in New York on Wednesday.


“The continent’s …

Highlighting Ways to Stop Weapons Flowing into Vulnerable Regions, Delegates in First Committee Call for Stricter Export Controls

Illegal Guns Threaten Stability, They Say, Asking Arms-Producing States to Guard against Illicit Diversion of Shipments

Stemming the steady flow of conventional arms into vulnerable regions required proper export controls and improvements in the implementation …

Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia to Close by Year’s End, Residual Mechanism Will Assume Remaining Workload, Its President Tells General Assembly

Serbia’s Representative Refutes Claims Its Failure to Cooperate with Arrest Warrants Thwarting Progress on Two Remaining Cases

After 24 years of ground‑breaking work in the fight against impunity, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia …