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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, Spokesman for the Secretary General.

All right, good afternoon.

**Indonesia

The Secretary General is now back in New York. He arrived …

Cooperation, Collaboration between Countries Crucial in Combating International Terrorism, Sixth Committee Speakers Stress, Hailing ‘Code of Conduct’

Cooperation, Collaboration between Countries Crucial in Combating International Terrorism, Sixth Committee Speakers Stress, Hailing ‘Code of Conduct’

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of international terrorism today, speakers emphasized the importance of international cooperation and regional collaboration, with many drawing attention to specific initiatives including a proposed Code of Conduct …

Cooperation, Collaboration between Countries Crucial in Combating International Terrorism, Sixth Committee Speakers Stress, Hailing ‘Code of Conduct’

Cooperation, Collaboration between Countries Crucial in Combating International Terrorism, Sixth Committee Speakers Stress, Hailing ‘Code of Conduct’

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of international terrorism today, speakers emphasized the importance of international cooperation and regional collaboration, with many drawing attention to specific initiatives including a proposed Code of Conduct …

UGANDAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL MEDIA FEE, MOBILE MONEY TAX

UGANDAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL MEDIA FEE, MOBILE MONEY TAX

KAMPALA-- Ugandan lawmakers have voted in favor of maintaining the excise duty amendment bill that imposes a daily social media fee and mobile money tax despite public protests.

A total of 164 lawmakers, mainly from …

UGANDAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL MEDIA FEE, MOBILE MONEY TAX

UGANDAN PARLIAMENT VOTES TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL MEDIA FEE, MOBILE MONEY TAX

KAMPALA-- Ugandan lawmakers have voted in favor of maintaining the excise duty amendment bill that imposes a daily social media fee and mobile money tax despite public protests.

A total of 164 lawmakers, mainly from …

Michel Xavier Biang of Gabon Chair of Sixth Committee

Michel Xavier Biang of Gabon Chair of Sixth Committee

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The Sixth Committee (Legal) elected Michel Xavier Biang (Gabon) Chair on 5 June. (See Press Release GA/12022.)

Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative to …

Michel Xavier Biang of Gabon Chair of Sixth Committee

Michel Xavier Biang of Gabon Chair of Sixth Committee

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

The Sixth Committee (Legal) elected Michel Xavier Biang (Gabon) Chair on 5 June. (See Press Release GA/12022.)

Prior to his appointment as Permanent Representative to …

UGANDAN PRESIDENT TO RECEIVE 2018 GLOBAL AWARD

UGANDAN PRESIDENT TO RECEIVE 2018 GLOBAL AWARD

KAMPALA-- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will be honoured here Wednesday with the Global Peace Award 2018 for being at the foreforent of peace efforts in the world during the 6th Global Peace Leadership Conference at …

INDIAN PM MODI LEAVES FOR UGANDA AFTER CONCLUDING TWO-DAY RWANDA VISIT

INDIAN PM MODI LEAVES FOR UGANDA AFTER CONCLUDING TWO-DAY RWANDA VISIT

KIGALI-- Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday left for Uganda after concluding his two-day visit to Rwanda during which the two countries signed a defence cooperation agreement and India extended a USD 200 million lines of …

India’s Modi Arrives in Uganda in Trip Focusing on Trade

India’s Modi Arrives in Uganda in Trip Focusing on Trade

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a $205 million loan to Uganda during a visit to the country, the second stop in his tour of Africa ahead of this week's summit of the …

India’s Modi Arrives in Uganda in Trip Focusing on Trade

India’s Modi Arrives in Uganda in Trip Focusing on Trade

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a $205 million loan to Uganda during a visit to the country, the second stop in his tour of Africa ahead of this week's summit of the …

In Conversation With: George Okoth-Obbo, head of operations at the UN refugee agency

In Conversation With: George Okoth-Obbo, head of operations at the UN refugee agency

Monsoon season in Bangladesh's Rohingya refugee camps, formerly refugee-friendly countries closing their borders, and an international refugee response system at breaking point: these are just some of the things that keep the man who oversees …

Congo Accuses Uganda of Killing 12 Fishermen in Border Dispute

Congo Accuses Uganda of Killing 12 Fishermen in Border Dispute

Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday accused Ugandan forces of shooting dead 12 Congolese fishermen last week on a lake straddling their shared border, something Uganda's army denied.

One Ugandan soldier was killed when the …