EGYPTIAN COURT TO HEAR PETITION TO CANCEL PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS

CAIRO– An Egyptian court has scheduled a hearing later this month on a petition demanding constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to seek re-election beyond his second term, state news agency MENA reported.

Speculation has been rife …

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 …