Author Archives: UN Insider
France plans Security Council mission to Africa, ICC Prosecutor briefs Council on Libya violence, Experts release Haiti cholera report and more from UN Direct
Today, the SG had a phone conversation with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria in response to human rights issues in the country.
GA upgrades EU’s status at the UN, new OIOS positions to be filled, UN commemorates World Press Freedom Day and more from UN Direct
U.S. Ambassador to the HRC Eileen C. Donahoe announced the launch of the Internet Freedom Fellows Program, in order to highlight the innovative use of the internet in promoting and defending human rights.
SG speaks to reporters on bin Laden’s death, HRC establishes fact-finding mission on Syria, DSG in Tanzania for Accountability Commission on women’s and children’s health and more from UN Direct
Ambassador Gerard Araud of France will brief the press on the Council’s program of work at 5 PM tomorrow afternoon.
Ambassador Rice condemns Syrian violence, circulates draft text for HRC Special Session, WHO launches report on NCDs and more from UN Direct
Today, the three-person team sent by the HRC arrived in Libya to investigate and assess human rights conditions there.
SG briefs Council, press on recent travels, UNDP’s Clark travels to Indonesia and more from UN Direct
Last year, Indonesia and Norway signed a letter of intent for over $1 billion in funding to help protect Indonesia’s forests.
SG condemns violence against demonstrators in Syria, calls for investigation, UN commemorates World Malaria Day and more from UN Direct
“he noted that while close to $5 billion has been used to fight malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa, this disease has cost roughly $40 billion of the region’s GDP, making these efforts well-worth the investment”
The SG: In Ethiopia over the weekend, the SG is now in the United Arab Emirates. Today he met with Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, where the two discussed developments in the region, including Syria, Iran, Lebanon, Egypt and Jordan, and in the Middle East Peace Process.