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17 May 2022
GA/AB/4387

The United Nations Controller urged delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today to act to avert a looming liquidity crisis that could impact the delivery of the Organization’s mandates and services next year.

13 May 2022
GA/COL/3357

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, 13 May — The 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization concluded today, with delegations reaching agreement on a set of recommendations and conclusions.

13 May 2022
PI/2301

The United Nations Committee on Information — concluding its forty-fourth session today under the shadow of the tragic killing of yet another journalist in the line of duty — approved two resolutions detailing Member States’ priorities for the Department of Global Communications, from fighting misinformation to helping States protect the fundamental rights to expression and opinion.

12 May 2022
GA/COL/3356

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, 12 May — The long-standing question of decolonizing Western Sahara, the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and Gibraltar took centre stage today, as the Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization entered its second day.

12 May 2022
GA/AB/4386

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today threw their support behind the Organization’s peacekeeping activities as Secretariat officials unveiled the details of a $6.5 billion budget earmarked for 11 missions in the upcoming 2022/23 fiscal year and the need to adequately fund peacebuilding activities through the Peacebuilding Fund.

11 May 2022
GA/12419

The General Assembly today adopted a decision on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba”.

11 May 2022
SG/SM/21268

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the opening of the 2022 Regional Seminar of the Special Committee on Decolonization, held in Castries, Saint Lucia, from 11 to 13 May:

11 May 2022
GA/COL/3355

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, 11 May — The 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar on Decolonization opened here today with “historic” representation for 11 of the 17 Non-Self-Governing Territories that remain on the United Nations list.

10 May 2022
GA/12418

The General Assembly held a by-election today to replace a vacant seat in the Human Rights Council, the United Nations body responsible for promoting and protecting all human rights around the globe.

10 May 2022
GA/AB/4835

Delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budget) today asked for details on cost savings and efficiency as the Organization’s top official for supply chain management unveiled the Secretariat’s plan to restructure the way the Department of Operational Support manages and delivers equipment and services to peacekeeping missions around the world.

9 May 2022
GA/AB/4384

The support account for peacekeeping missions should correspond with the number and mandates of such operations in the field, speakers told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budget) today as it considered the Secretary-General’s proposed budget for the account during the upcoming 2022/23 fiscal cycle as well as financing for five peacekeeping missions in Africa.

6 May 2022
GA/COL/3354

The Special Committee on Decolonization will hold the 2022 Pacific Regional Seminar in Castries, Saint Lucia, from 11 to 13 May 2022 within the framework of the Fourth International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (2021-2030).

5 May 2022
GA/AB/4383

The delivery of essential United Nations mandates will suffer unless they act to ease the vicious cycle of liquidity shortages in the regular budget, the United Nations top financial official warned delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today as she discussed the Organization’s semi-annual financial situation.

4 May 2022
SG/SM/21256

Following is the text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the General Assembly virtual event in observance of World Press Freedom Day:  “Journalism under Digital Siege”, in New York today:

4 May 2022
PI/2300

Denouncing the epidemic of misinformation and disinformation proliferating during the coronavirus pandemic, the climate crisis and the rising geopolitical tensions, delegates welcomed today an initiative by the Department of Global Communications to draft a code of conduct to promote integrity in public information while urging it to mainstream multilingualism into its activities.

4 May 2022
DSG/SM/1737

Following is the text of UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s video message to the high-level thematic debate of the General Assembly on “Putting sustainable and resilient tourism at the heart of an inclusive recovery”, in New York today:

3 May 2022
PI/2299

With core United Nations values under the greatest strain since the Organization’s founding, the Department of Global Communications is spearheading robust efforts to stem the tide of disinformation, counter attacks on human rights and tell the human stories on the front lines of conflict, the agency’s top official told the Committee on Information, as members opened their forty-fourth session today.

3 May 2022
GA/AB/4382

Delegates of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) urged each other today to disrupt the five-year deadlock over the crucial issues that cut across all operations — including sexual exploitation and abuse, the safety of peacekeepers and environmental safeguards.  At the opening day of a resumed session dedicated to its global peacekeeping operations, Member States also emphasized the need to adequately finance the 11 peacekeeping missions, which now have a proposed budget of $6.5 billion, and resolve the Organization’s ongoing liquidity crisis.

28 April 2022
DSG/SM/1733

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, in New York today:

26 April 2022
GA/12417

Amid growing criticism of inaction by the Security Council on the war in Ukraine, the General Assembly adopted a landmark resolution today aimed at holding the five permanent Council members accountable for their use of veto.