Daily Archives: November 13, 2017

Refrain from Using General Assembly for Setting ‘Red Lines’, ‘Static Positions’, President Urges, as Delegates Consider Revitalization of Work Methods

States Adopt ‘Olympic Truce’ Draft, Recognizing Sport as Driver of Development

The 193 Member States of the United Nations must resist every temptation to turn the General Assembly into a platform for “red lines” and “static …

Road safety ‘morally, economically sound investment,’ UN envoy tells global forum

13 November 2017 &#150 Calling for greater efforts to reduce road traffic deaths worldwide, the United Nations envoy for road safety on Monday stressed that a proposed UN fund, along with national investments, would turn …

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.

**Philippines

Good afternoon.  The Secretary-General as you know is in the Philippines today, where he addressed the …

In Manila, UN chief tells South-east Asian summit cooperation is vital to address shared challenges

13 November 2017 &#150 Addressing the ninth Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)-United Nations Summit in Manila, the Philippines, Secretary-General António Guterres called for collective global and regional action to combat the …

Bonn: Financing for low-carbon, climate-resilient future takes center stage at UN Climate Conference

13 November 2017 &#150 The urgent need to raise the finances to meet the funding goals of the Paris Agreement, especially to support action by developing countries, took center stage Monday at the UN …