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Security Council Reiterates Need to Respect Cooperation Framework Commitments in Great Lakes Region, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2389 (2017)

Security Council Reiterates Need to Respect Cooperation Framework Commitments in Great Lakes Region, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2389 (2017)

Nearly five years after parties signed the cooperation framework for the Great Lakes region, the Security Council reiterated today its call for States to abide by the commitment to non interference in the internal affairs …

What one of the deadliest ever attacks on UN peacekeepers means for Congo

What one of the deadliest ever attacks on UN peacekeepers means for Congo

At least 14 UN peacekeepers were killed and more than 50 wounded when armed men attacked their base in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN mission, known as MONUSCO, said on Friday.

The attack …

News in Brief 08 December 2017 (PM)

News in Brief 08 December 2017 (PM)

UN chief appeals for $1 billion for emergency relief fund

The UN Secretary-General has called for $1 billion in donor contributions for a UN fund that supports relief operations worldwide.

Antonio Guterres was speaking on …

Pentagon ‘Deeply Committed’ to Laws of War as ICC Considers Investigation

Pentagon ‘Deeply Committed’ to Laws of War as ICC Considers Investigation

WASHINGTON/PENTAGON The Pentagon has reasserted its commitment to complying with the laws of war, after news emerged that the International Criminal Court is seeking an investigation into alleged war crimes by U.S. personnel in Afghanistan.…

WHO: Rapid Action Brings Quick End to Marburg Outbreak in Uganda

WHO: Rapid Action Brings Quick End to Marburg Outbreak in Uganda

GENEVA Rapid action prevented the spread of the deadly Marburg virus just weeks after it was first detected in Uganda, the World Health Organization reports.

The first case of the disease in the African country …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

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 Farhan Haq, Spokesman for the Secretary General.

**Noon Briefing Guest

In just a short while, Jamie McGoldrick, the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator …

Underlining $11 Billion Gap in Global Humanitarian Funding, Secretary-General Urges Pledging Conference to Support ‘Super’ Central Emergency Response Fund

Underlining $11 Billion Gap in Global Humanitarian Funding, Secretary-General Urges Pledging Conference to Support ‘Super’ Central Emergency Response Fund

Following are UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you …

Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Radioactive Waste Management: Workshop Promotes Adherence to International Convention

Safety of Spent Fuel Management and Radioactive Waste Management: Workshop Promotes Adherence to International Convention

A workshop to promote the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management ended yesterday in Rabat, Morocco. The three-day event � hosted by Morocco, a Contracting …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary General

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 Stephane Dujarric, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General.

**Democratic Republic of the Congo

We have Jean Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping …

Opposition Forces Accused of Killing S. Sudan Lawmaker

Opposition Forces Accused of Killing S. Sudan Lawmaker

Officials in South Sudan's Yei River state have accused fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar of killing a state assembly lawmaker. A spokesman for the rebels denied the allegation.

Jacob Kwiyansuk was shot dead …

UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund

UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for $1 billion in donor contributions to the Organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) � a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around …