Natural resources

Natural resources

14 September 2021
SC/14634

On 30 July 2021, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1533 (2004) concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo held informal consultations on “DRC-mined gold, tantalum and tungsten: illicit trading in DRC and internationally”.  The Committee received briefings by the Group of Experts, the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region, the Executive Secretary of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region and the Head of Due Diligence in the Centre of Responsible Business Conduct of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

19 March 2021
SG/SM/20640

Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message for World Water Day, observed on 22 March:

19 March 2021

More than 3 billion people globally are at risk of disease because the quality of their rivers, lakes and groundwater is unknown due to a lack of data, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said today.  UNEP’s survey of over 75,000 bodies of water in 89 countries found more than 40 per cent severely polluted.

2 March 2021
SG/SM/20610

Following is text of UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ video message to the Powering Past Coal Alliance Summit today:

28 November 2012
SG/SM/14679-NR/231-REC/249
The following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the meeting of parties to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes, as delivered by Andrey Vasilyev, Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNECE, in Rome, to be held between 28 and 30 November:
28 January 1998
NR/230
28 January 1998
Press Release
NR/230

SEVENTH UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON STANDARDIZATION OF GEOGRAPHIC NAMES CONCLUDES 19980128
11 June 1997
NR/228
11 June 1997
Press Release
NR/228

EXPERT MEETING TO REVIEW LEGISLATION FOR SURVEYING AND MAPPING HELD AT HEADQUARTERS 19970611
10 June 1997
NR/227*
10 June 1997
Press Release
NR/227*

SIXTH UNITED NATIONS REGIONAL CARTOGRAPHIC CONFERENCE FOR THE AMERICAS CONCLUDES IN NEW YORK, 2-6 JUNE 19970610
16 May 1996
NR/226
16 May 1996
Press Release
NR/226

NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS ON WATER SUPPLIES MINERAL EXTRACTION, OTHER ISSUES 19960516 Action by Economic and Social Council Sought; Session Ends with Approval of Subjects for Review at Committee's 1998 Gathering

13 May 1996
NR/225*
13 May 1996
Press Release
NR/225*

UNEP EXPERT REVIEWS ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES IN AREA OF MINING OPERATIONS, PLANS TO MAKE FACTS MORE WIDELY KNOWN 19960513 Natural Resources Committee Receives Report, Aims to Complete Its Work Early, Responding to Financial Situation of United Nations

7 May 1996
NR/224
7 May 1996
Press Release
NR/224

IMPORTANCE OF COORDINATING WORK OF UN REGIONAL COMMISSIONS HIGHLIGHTED BY COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES 19960507
6 May 1996
NR/223
6 May 1996
Press Release
NR/223

UNITED NATIONS WORK IN AREA OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAMPERED BY FINANCIAL CRISIS, COMMITTEE IS TOLD 19960506
3 May 1996
NR/222
3 May 1996
Press Release
NR/222

COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES TO MEET AT HEADQUARTERS, 6-17 MAY 19960503 Background Release