Delegates Urge Swift, Permanent End to Existing Atomic Bombs, as General Assembly Marks International Day for Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

28 Sep

There is need to galvanize action to swiftly and permanently rid the world of atomic bombs, especially as the global community grapples with the coronavirus, delegates said today during the General Assembly’s high-level meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

Secretary-General Salutes Dag Hammarskjöld’s Devotion to Duty, as General Assembly Marks Sixtieth Anniversary of Former United Nations Chief’s Death

9 Sep

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the informal commemorative event of the General Assembly to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the death of former Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, today:

Speakers Focus on Questions of Western Sahara, Gibraltar, Falklands Islands (Malvinas), as Caribbean Regional Seminar Enters Second Day

26 Aug

SAINT JOHN’S PARISH, Dominica, 26 August — The long-running question of Western Sahara, the sole Territory in Africa remaining on the United Nations decolonization list, took centre stage on day two of the Caribbean Regional Seminar today, with speakers also discussing Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands (Malvinas).

Special Committee on Decolonization to Hold Caribbean Regional Seminar in Parish of Saint John, Dominica, 25-27 August

23 Aug

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2021 Caribbean Regional Seminar in the Parish of Saint John, Dominica, from 25 to 27 August 2021, within the framework of the start of the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030). The Seminar, initially scheduled for 19 to 21 May, was postponed due to the situation relating to the coronavirus pandemic.