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To Change World, We Must Respect History, Rise to Occasion by Doing Things Differently, Deputy Secretary-General Tells ‘Diplomat of the Year’ Event

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the Foreign Policy 2017 Diplomat of the Year Award Dinner, in Washington, D.C., today:

Thank you, Jonathan Tepperman, for your kind introduction.  …

Human Rights Council President Urges Governments to Protect Fundamental Freedoms in Word, Deed, as Third Committee Considers Report of Geneva-Based Body

The President of Human Rights Council urged Governments to ensure that efforts to protect fundamental freedoms existed “not just in words, but in practice”, as he presented his annual report to the Third Committee (Social, …

High Commissioner Describes New Model Placing Refugee, Migrant Rights at Heart of Crisis Response, as Third Committee Hears Calls for Sharing Responsibility

The High Commissioner for Refugees described a new model for meeting the needs of millions around the world forced to flee their homes due to crisis, presenting his annual report to the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian …

Ignoring Historical Links to Modern Racism, Xenophobia only Emboldens Extremist Ideologies, Experts Tell Third Committee, Calling for ‘Honest Debate’

Failure to acknowledge historical links to modern racism would embolden extremist ideologies, experts warned the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today, as it launched its discussion on ways to eliminate racial discrimination, xenophobia and …

EP President speech on rethinking Europe in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis

Closing remarks by European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, in the presence of His Holiness Pope Francis, at the Conference on Rethinking EuropeChristian Contributions to the Future of the European project at the Vatican, …

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