NEWS RELEASE : US travel ban: “New policy breaches Washington’s human rights obligations” – UN experts

By | 1 February 2017

GENEVA (1 February 2017) – A group of United Nations human rights experts today said that the Executive Order signed by US President Donald Trump on 27 January 2017 breaches the country’s international human rights obligations, which protect the principles of non-refoulement and non-discrimination based on race, nationality or religion.

SECURITY COUNCIL PRESS STATEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON SYRIA IN ASTANA

By | 1 February 2017

On 31 January, 2017 the members of the Security Council heard the briefing by the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria Mr. Staffan de Mistura, and reiterated their support for the United Nations’ efforts to facilitate the lasting political settlement of the Syrian crisis through an inclusive and Syrian-led political process that meets the legitimate aspirations of… Read More »

Integrating agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into regional and national development plans and strategies

By | 30 January 2017

Introduction The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development was adopted by UN member states in September 2015. It is an agenda for people, planet and prosperity, which also “seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom”. The new agenda will be implemented by “all countries and stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership.” It consists of four parts:… Read More »