Category Archives: politics

Second Committee Approves 12 Resolutions, Including Texts on Eradicating Rural Poverty, Addressing Digital Divide

Enhancing and expanding developing countries’ access to pro poor technologies are among a range of targeted measures the General Assembly would promote, according to the provisions of 1 of 12 draft resolutions the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved today.…

Second Committee Approves 12 Resolutions, Including Texts on Eradicating Rural Poverty, Addressing Digital Divide

Enhancing and expanding developing countries’ access to pro poor technologies are among a range of targeted measures the General Assembly would promote, according to the provisions of 1 of 12 draft resolutions the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved today.…

As General Assembly Debates Question of Palestine, Members Call for Swift Action to Jump-Start Israeli-Palestinian Talks, Realize Two-State Solution

The international community must take urgent action to end the suffering of the Palestinian people, ensure that Israel abides by all international laws and promote the conditions where two State talks can flourish, the General Assembly heard today as it …

Delegates in Fifth Committee Back Proposed Funding to Bolster Resident Coordinator System, Maintain Smooth Operations of Sierra Leone Court

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today threw their support behind the Secretary General’s efforts to bolster the Organization’s global resident coordinator system ´┐Ż an integral part of ongoing efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development …

Mediterranean forest area on the rise but increasingly in jeopardy

Rome – The Mediterranean forest area has increased by two percent between 2010 and 2015, resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says a new FAO-Plan Bleu report – The State of Mediterranean …