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.


Boko Haram ‘weakened’ but still committing ‘horrendous’ acts, says UN regional envoy

As the Security Council met this morning to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the group’s intensified violence and brutality.



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