Speakers Voice Support for 2019 $8.93 Million Appropriation, as Fifth Committee Considers Reports on Africa Hall Renovations

Speakers at the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today voiced their support for the Secretary General’s request for an $8.93 million appropriation in 2019 to support the ongoing upgrade of facilities at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, including …

Speakers in Security Council Call for Robust, Coherent United Nations Cooperation With Regional Bodies as Global Challenges Grow Increasingly Complex

Secretary-General Stresses Need for Collective Action amid Proposal to Fund African Peace Operations from Assessed Contributions

Robust and coherent cooperation among the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations will be key in tackling increasingly complex global challenges, delegates stressed …

Concerned about Delays, Cost Overruns, Speakers in Fifth Committee Seek Clarity on Benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning System

Speakers in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today requested clarity on the benefits deriving from the Umoja enterprise resource planning project � and reiterated their concern about its spiralling cost and implementation delays � as the Secretariat made its …

With Arms Fair, Big-buyer Egypt Aims to Diversify Sources

Egypt’s first international weapons fair is giving the major arms purchaser vast opportunities to diversify its weapons sources, while hosting an event in the booming industry’s hottest region.

The three-day Egypt Defense Expo that ended Wednesday saw nearly 400 exhibition …

Prince Charles Highlights Christian Plight in Mideast, Pleads for Peace

Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, Tuesday highlighted the resilience of embattled Christians in the Middle East during a special service in Westminster Abbey, focusing on their plight in a region that’s turned increasingly harsh for Christianity.

In a …