Mon, 30 Mar 2015 | What, When at UN: 
  • Saturday, Ban to attend Arab League Summit in Egypt…
  • General Assembly on Monday to hold dialogue on water…
  • Tuesday in Kuwait, Ban to chair humanitarian pledging conference on Syria…

Deputy UN chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages



The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told delegates gathered at the General Assembly today.


On eve of pledging conference, senior UN officials urge donors to stand by Syrian people

The crisis in Syria is getting much worse, characterized by shocking “levels of savagery,” the top United Nations relief official has warned, urging countries to pledge as generously as possible ahead of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference kicking off tomorrow in Kuwait City.



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