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Ambassador Samantha Power Remarks at a Press Conference on the December Program of Work for the UN Security Council

Dec 2, 2015 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Hi, everybody. Good to see you all again. Happy belated Thanksgiving. A short while ago, the members of the Security Council unanimously adopted the December Program of Work. I think you all have copies, and if you don’t, I understand the Spokesman’s office will make them available. We have a very busy schedule, especially for December, and there’s a lot of work on the Council’s agenda that needs to be addressed, and we also need to be prepared – as we saw this past month – to respond to emergencies and crises as they develop. I’ll just give you the [Read More]

United Nations Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize

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United Nations, New York, USA, July 24 2015 – General Assembly marked Nelson Mandela International Day (18 July) with an informal meeting, including the award of the first-ever UN Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Prize, recognizing the South African leader’s contributions to democracy, justice and reconciliation and his dedication to the service of humanity. The two laureates, Helena Ndume of Namibia and Jorge Fernando Branco Sampaio of Portugal, attended the meeting to receive the Prize. On the Photo: Dr. Ndume, Jesse Jackson, Ruhakana Rugunda Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire The United Nations General Assembly Friday marked Nelson Mandela International Day – which is observed [Read More]

UN Secretary-General appoints Nikhil Seth for UNITAR

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Photo by Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire New York, 8 June 2015 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon announced today the appointment of Nikhil Seth of India as Executive Director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). He will succeed Sally Fegan-Wyles of Ireland, to whom the Secretary-General expressed his utmost gratitude for her dedication and commitment to the United Nations. Mr. Seth brings to the position over 35 years of service as an international and national civil servant and a wealth of experience in leading, supporting and managing complex portfolios and inter-governmental processes, including United Nations summits and conferences in [Read More]

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