Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

Delegates Voice Concern over ‘Selective’ Agenda, Work Methods, as General Assembly Begins Annual Consideration of Human Rights Council

While some speakers welcomed the Human Rights Council’s efforts to investigate alleged violations in countries ranging from Myanmar to South Sudan to Yemen, others voiced concern that selectivity had begun to creep into its agenda …

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.


A few announcements:  on Monday, the Secretary‑General will be in Lisbon to participate in the Web …

News in Brief 02 November 2017 (PM)

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Pictured here, Rohingya refugees including women and children cross from Myanmar into Bangladesh at Palong Khali in Cox’s Bazar district. Photo: UNICEF/LeMoyne

Assistant UN refugee chief meets with Myanmar officials

South Sudan peacekeepers aim to reach “more vulnerable people”

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SRSG Shearer, of the UN Mission in South Sudan UNMISS, meets Akobo residents 1 Nov 2017. UNMISS Photo/Amanda Voisard

Peacekeepers with the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) are aiming …

High Commissioner for Refugees Blames Weakness in Response to Global Crisis, as Displacement Numbers Approach 66 Million

Security Council Members Call for Adequate Funding, Greater Capacity for Agency

The number of forcibly displaced people around the world was now approaching 66 million, and that sharp rise reflected the weakness of international cooperation in …