Daily Archives: November 6, 2017

Secretary-General Deeply Saddened by Mass Shooting in United States


6 November 2017

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General was deeply saddened to learn of the horrific shooting in a Baptist church in the

Member States Announce Contributions at 2017 United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities

Commitments Represent Decline over 2016

Some 20 countries pledged a total of $398.98 million at today’s United Nations Pledging Conference for Development Activities, reflecting a significant decrease from 2016.

In opening remarks, Navid Hanif, Director of Economic …

‘Epic’ Humanitarian Crisis Looms Should Palestine Refugee Agency Be Compelled to Scale Back Services, Delegates Warn as Fourth Committee Debate Continues

Urging broader support for new financing mechanisms, delegates warned today of a humanitarian crisis should the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) be forced to scale back …

Africa: United States Welcomes Announcement of Electoral Calendar in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The United States welcomes the announcement by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) that long overdue elections will take place. With the announcement of the December 2018 date, …

Speakers Consider Cost Savings, Other Benefits of Integrated Translation, Meetings Services Platforms, as Fifth Committee Discusses Conference, Document Management

Speakers welcomed new initiatives in translation services and the recruitment and training of language professionals, as the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budget) today discussed ways to manage United Nations conferences and official document production more …