Approving 17 draft resolutions and 1 draft decision, the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security) voted on a range of measures, including one that would have the General Assembly give …Read More »
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Rome – Global food prices dipped in October, led lower by dairy products, averaging 27 percent below its all-time high reached in early 2011.
The FAO Food Price Index averaged …
High Commissioner for Refugees Blames Weakness in Response to Global Crisis, as Displacement Numbers Approach 66 Million
The number of forcibly displaced people around the world was now approaching 66 million, and that sharp rise reflected the weakness of international cooperation in responding to the crisis, the …Read More »
Delegates Voice Concern over ‘Selective’ Agenda, Work Methods, as General Assembly Begins Annual Consideration of Human Rights Council
While some speakers welcomed the Human Rights Council’s efforts to investigate alleged violations in countries ranging from Myanmar to South Sudan to Yemen, others voiced concern that selectivity had begun …Read More »
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the hoisting of the old South African flag by those who participated in a protest organised by Western Cape farmers against farm murders.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are government mechanisms in place to encourage state institutions and the private sector to procure local products.
He said this when he fielded questions …