Category Archives: Politics

Leaving no one behind: using a multidimensional approach to eradicate poverty and monitor SDG progress at the national level

Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen,

Your excellency, Ms. Gloria Alonso, Minister of National Planning from Colombia;

Ambassador Mr. Modest Mero, UN Permanent Representative of Tanzania;

Ms. Sanyukta Samaddar, Government Advisor at the National Institution for Transforming India;

Mr. Riaz Fatyana, Convener …

Sudan’s Opposition and Ruling TMC Sign Political Accord

KHARTOUM – Sudan’s ruling Military Council and a coalition of opposition groups signed a power-sharing accord in Khartoum Wednesday. Analysts say the accord is an important step forward after months of unrest, but not everyone is convinced it is a …

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

The Secretary-General is saddened by the incident that occurred earlier today at the Amiet Market in Abyei, during which two United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) peacekeepers, conducting a routine patrol, came under attack by unknown assailants. One …

UNICEF signs annual work plans worth 1.4 billion birr with the Government of Ethiopia

UNICEF signed the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2012 annual work plans worth US$ 49 million (1.4 billion birr) with the Government of Ethiopia under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2016-2020). The work plans were signed by …

White Nationalism Moves Into South African Mainstream Politics

KLERKSDORP, SOUTH AFRICA – White nationalism has long lurked on the fringes of South African life, stoked by far-right groups that feel their culture is under threat in the multiracial country.

But as the May elections showed, far-right white nationalism …

Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference

Trauma from terrorismrdquo; hurts families, communities and destabilizes entire regions, UN Secretary-General Antoacute;nio Guterres said on Wednesday, as he expressed solidarity with victims of extremist attacks in Africa.

Speaking in Nairobi at the opening of a conference on counter-terrorism, Mr. …