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UN Economic Impact Report: NYC Proud to Host the Largest Diplomatic Community in the World

Dec 7, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, 7 December 2016 – The 2016 UN Economic Impact Report has been launched at the UN Headquarters this week. The analysis of the UN’s tremendous impact on the City of New York, based on the year 2014, is part of the initiative The New Yorkness of the UN, a program of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs.   “The presence of the UN Community in New York City is a testament to our status as a global center,“ said Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs.   “It is an honor [Read More]

ECOSOC celebrates its 70th anniversary: “Keep working for development, after the 2030 agenda”

Jan 24, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

NEW YORK, 24 January, 2016 – 70th birthday for the Economic and Social Council ECOSOC on January 23, 2016. The UN organ established under the United Nations Charter in 1945, became operative the following year. In the seven decades since its creation, it has committed to remove the root causes of war, degradation, as well as socio-economic gap between all people. “We have a rich history in ECOSOC, but the bar has been raised”, Council’s President Oh Joon commented during a the commemoration held at UN Headquarters in New York on Friday. He also stressed the results so far achieved [Read More]

Ambassador Power Comment on the treatment of the CAR whistleblower

May 11, 2015 Security Council, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Reporter: Follow up on that? One question? Thanks. Appreciate it. One issue that has arisen that may not even need to wait for an investigation is that the Central African Republic says that they were never told of this, and given that these were their citizens, I wonder if you—does the U.S. think that when the UN system becomes aware of charges such as these, that the host country should be told? There’s also this issue, in the UN Dispute Tribunal ruling, that the Under Secretary General of Peacekeeping was reported, and the UN didn’t seem to dispute it, to [Read More]

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