Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning Democratic Republic of Congo Discusses Final Report of Group of Experts

7 Jul

On 13 May 2022, the Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo briefed the members of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) in connection with the Group’s final report, which was submitted in pursuance of paragraph 6 of resolution 2582 (2021).

United Nations Launches Football for Goals Initiative, Union of European Football Associations Joins as Inaugural Member

6 Jul

Today, on the first day of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Women’s EURO 2022, the United Nations is launching Football for the Goals, a new initiative by the Organization that provides a platform for the global football community to engage with and advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals.

Security Council Sanctions Committee Concerning South Sudan Convenes Briefing to Member States in Connection With Final Report of Panel of Experts

6 Jul

On 22 June 2022, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 2206 (2015) concerning South Sudan held a briefing to Member States during which the Coordinator of the Panel of Experts briefed participants on the Panel’s final report dated 28 April 2022 (S/2022/359).

Speakers Call for Educational Systems’ Wholesale Transformation with Students’ Needs at Heart of 2030 Agenda, as High-Level Political Forum Continues

6 Jul

Temporary school closures during the COVID-19 crisis left 1.6 billion children unable to learn — 91 per cent of students worldwide — including nearly 369 million who rely on school meals for daily nutrition, speakers in the high-level political forum on sustainable development stressed today, as they called for the wholesale transformation of education systems towards those that place student needs at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Governments Must Act Now to Save Lives, Foster Holistic Change across Societies, Speakers Say, as Economic and Social Council Opens High-Level Political Forum

5 Jul

With food prices at near record highs, rising energy costs triggering fuel shortages and the financial squeeze induced by COVID-19 limiting the ability of the world’s least developed countries to bounce back, Governments must act now to save lives and foster holistic change across their societies, speakers stressed today as the Economic and Social Council high-level political forum opened its 2022 session.

2022 Voluntary National Reviews Provide ‘Stark Illustration of Setbacks Wrought’ by COVID-19, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Forum on Sustainable Development

5 Jul

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, on key messages from the voluntary national reviews at the Economic and Social Council’s high-level political forum on sustainable development, in New York today:

Secretary-General Appoints Vivian Van de Perre of Netherlands Deputy Head, United Nations Mission to Support Hudaydah Agreement

5 Jul

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of Vivian Van de Perre of the Netherlands as the Deputy Head of Mission of the United Nations Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA) and Deputy Chair of the Redeployment Coordination Committee.