Continuing Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 71 Groups for Special Consultative Status, Defers Action on 98 Others

18 May

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations continued its 2022 session today, recommending 71 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 98 others.

Opening Session, Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 92 Groups for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 32 Others

18 May

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations opened its 2022 session today, recommending 92 entities for special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and deferring action on 32 others.

Amid Alarm over Mali’s Withdrawal from Regional Security Architecture, Top Peace Official Briefs Security Council on Challenges to Ending Terrorism in Sahel

18 May

Terrorism in the Sahel is a slow-burning, mortal threat, a senior United Nations peace operations official told the Security Council today as speakers expressed alarm about the recent departure of Mali from the region’s security architecture.

Iraq’s People Still Awaiting Political Class Capable of Addressing Critical Domestic Challenges, Top Official Tells Security Council

17 May

The people of Iraq continue to wait for a political class that will “roll up its sleeves” to tackle the long list of outstanding domestic priorities, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, while underscoring the need to expeditiously form a new Government.

Rescuing Sustainable Development Goals More Vital than Ever, Says Secretary-General, as Economic and Social Council Opens Operational Activities Segment

17 May

Facing multiple, cascading global crises, the United Nations development system stands committed to “rescuing the Sustainable Development Goals” as the only viable way forward, Secretary-General António Guterres said today, as the Economic and Social Council opened its annual operational activities for development session.

Despite Improved Financial Situation, Member States Must Act Now to Avoid Looming Liquidity Crisis, United Nations Controller Warns Fifth Committee

17 May

The United Nations Controller urged delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today to act to avert a looming liquidity crisis that could impact the delivery of the Organization’s mandates and services next year.

Concluding Session, Committee on Information Calls for Fighting Misinformation, Protecting Journalists

13 May

The United Nations Committee on Information — concluding its forty-fourth session today under the shadow of the tragic killing of yet another journalist in the line of duty — approved two resolutions detailing Member States’ priorities for the Department of Global Communications, from fighting misinformation to helping States protect the fundamental rights to expression and opinion.

United Nations Unaware of Any Biological Weapons Programmes in Ukraine, Top Disarmament Official Affirms, as Security Council Considers New Claims by Russian Federation

13 May

The United Nations is not aware of any biological weapons programmes in Ukraine, a senior disarmament affairs official told the Security Council today, as it met to consider new information submitted by the Russian Federation alleging the existence of such weapons.