Security Council Debate UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Distinguished Members of the Security Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for inviting me to address this debate of the Security Council on security and climate change—the second such debate you have held in the past four years.
Everybody remembers – and, indeed, needs – an inspirational figure who has played a signal role in their lives. Nelson Mandela has been that role model for countless people around the world.
Preliminary observations and conclusions I. Introduction The Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, conducted a mission to South Africa between 7 and 15 July 2011, at the invitation of the South African Government. During his mission, the Special Rapporteur met with Mr. Ebrahim Ebrahim, Deputy Minister of International Relations and… Read More »
Pretoria – “South Africa is a champion of institutionalizing social, economic and cultural rights such as the human right to food, but it has yet to prove it can deliver results for 12 million poor food insecure people, 70 per cent of which live in rural areas,” said Olivier De Schutter, the UN Special Rapporteur… Read More »
New York – The General Assembly today admitted the Republic of South Sudan as the 193rd member of the United Nations, welcoming the newly independent country to the community of nations.