Category Archives: Politics

SOUTH AFRICA’S SACP SAYS TO CONTEST ELECTIONS ON ITS OWN BUT REMAIN IN RULING COALITION

JOHANNESBURG, The South African Communist Party (SACP) resolved Saturday to contest future elections on its own but remain on the reconfigured alliance with the ruling party.

At the closing of the SACP Congress in Johannesburg, …

Germany and FAO honor 15 years of strategic partnership

Rome - FAO and Germany celebrated 15 years of successful collaboration today, hailing the more than $129 million (EUR115 million) in special funds channeled to food security, right-to-food initiatives and nutrition programmes around the world …

UN Gender Focus: education, FGM and gymnastics for peace

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

So many girls are missing out on education but so are boys, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday on the margins of a …

Thirteen Nominations Sent to the Senate Today

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:

Thomas G. Bowman, of Florida, to be Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs, vice Sloan D. Gibson.

Maria E. Brewer, of Indiana, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class …

Special Committee on Decolonization Approves Draft Resolution Calling for Argentina, United Kingdom to Resume Talks Over Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Dispute

Amid affirmations of solidarity, the Special Committee on Decolonization approved a draft resolution today reiterating that a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the sovereignty dispute between Argentina and the United Kingdom was the only way …

Special Committee on Decolonization Adopts 2 Information-Related Draft Resolutions as It Opens 2017 Substantive Session

Delegates Vote Down Effort to Hear Petitioners on Question of Western Sahara

Opening its 2017 substantive session today, the Special Committee on Decolonization approved two draft resolutions on the transmission of information from Non-Self-Governing Territories, …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

**Middle East

I have three statements to read out, the first one on the situation in the gulf …

US Gives Haitian Immigrants 6-month TPS Extension

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday announced it has extended Haitian immigrants' access to a program of humanitarian protection for six months.

At least 50,000 Haitian immigrants are registered for Temporary Protected Status …