Tag Archives: CrisisResponse

Amid Rapid Ageing Population Growth, States Must Do More to Combat Discrimination against Elderly People, Support Caregivers, Social Development Commission Hears

Against a backdrop of an ongoing “mega-trend” of ageing and its myriad challenges across many regions, there was no time to waste in protecting the world’s oldest persons, the Commission …

Despite Growing Awareness of Urgent Need to End Sexual Violence, Empower Women in Conflict Zones, Real Progress Seriously Lagging, Security Council Told

Speakers Urge More Funding for Gender Expertise in Peacebuilding, Prosecution

Normative frameworks had been established and global awareness of the urgency of ending sexual atrocities and empowering women in conflict …

Global Community Falling Short on Eradicating Hunger by 2030, Speakers Warn, as Second Committee Debates Agriculture Development, Food Security

The world was not on track to eradicate hunger and malnutrition by the international community’s goal of 2030, the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) heard today from many speakers as …

Anniversaries of Sputnik I Launch, Milestone Treaty’s Entry into Force Spotlighted as Fourth Committee Takes Up Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Speakers highlighted two milestone anniversaries today — the launch of Sputnik I and the entry into force of the Outer Space Treaty — as the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) began …

United Nations Must Support Rights of Indigenous Peoples over Those of Colonizers, Delegate Stresses, as Fourth Committee Begins General Debate

Many Speakers Focus on Falklands (Malvinas), Puerto Rico, Western Sahara Questions

Describing decolonization as a complex issue spanning multiple interests, a delegate emphasized today that the United Nations must support the …

Don’t ignore the one group that can make climate action happen

Last year, the planet suffered the terrible impacts of one of the worst drought and hunger crises seen for decades. At the end of 2015, 30 percent of the global …

As International Law Commission Report Review Continues, Sixth Committee Tackles ‘Subsequent Agreement, Subsequent Practice’ in Treaty Interpretation

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of the first cluster of topics from the International Law Commission’s annual report, including “Protection of persons in the event of disasters” …

Sustainable Food Systems Necessary in Mitigating Climate Change, Speakers Say, as Second Committee Debates Agriculture Development, Food Security

14 Draft Resolutions Also Introduced including Protection of Global Climate

Nearly 800 million people around the world were undernourished and global nutrition challenges were increasingly complex, the Second Committee (Economic …