Category Archives: Politics

International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to South Sudan Floods affecting 900,000 people

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has scaled up efforts to meet the needs of internally displaced peopleand host communities in response to devastating floods that have affected over 900,000 people in South Sudan.

It was distressing to witness the …

South Africa: Judge clears opposition politician of hate speech

JOHANNESBURG, A court in South Africa has cleared firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema of hate speech for calling Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan a dog of white monopoly capital.

Judge Roland Sutherland dismissed Gordhan’s application and ordered him to pay …

Course Correction Still Possible to Realize 2030 Agenda, Economic and Social Council President Tells General Assembly, Presenting 2019 Session Report

While the world is not yet on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, there is still time for a course correction, the former President of the Economic and Social Council told the General Assembly today.

Inga Rhonda …

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, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General.

**Security Council

Good afternoon, everyone. Nickolay Mladenov, the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefed the Security …

States Must Galvanize Counter-Trafficking Action, First Committee Delegates Stress, as Small Arms, New Drone Weaponry Continue to Fuel Wars, Hobble Development

The illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons around the world is having humanitarian and socioeconomic consequences that are undermining sustainable development and efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts, delegates said today as the First Committee (Disarmament and International …

US Seeking to Mediate Feud Over Nile Dam

The Trump administration has invited the foreign ministers of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan to Washington to discuss a giant hydropower dam project on Ethiopia’s Blue Nile, the focus of an escalating feud between Addis Ababa and Cairo over water resources. …