MIL-OSI Asia-Pacific: On Day 2 of HLPF Ministerial Segment, 21 Countries Present VNRs

Source: Small Island Developing States

17 July 2018: The ECOSOC High-level Segment/Ministerial Meeting of the 2018 UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) featured three sessions on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Twenty-one countries presented their reports: Albania; Latvia; Niger; …

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Donald Trump: An emperor or disaster on the world stage?

The Donald Trump presidency in the US harkens to a period when protectionism dominated world politics. He heralds the revival of supremacy that invigorates his base through a hegemonic exhibition of exclusion and admonishment congruently derailing allies and foes.

The …

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Support of Multilateral Institutions by All States Vital to Tackling Development Challenges, Speakers Underline, as Economic and Social Council Forum Closes

All countries must uphold a spirit of international cooperation, support multilateral institutions and work together to tackle development challenges, participants stressed today, as the Economic and Social Council’s annual Development Cooperation Forum concluded.

The gap between the world’s rich and …

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Security Council Must Rectify Failure to Prohibit Use of Force, Maintain International Peace, Speakers Stress in Day-long Debate

Concerns Raised about Rights Violations, Accountability in Syria, Myanmar, Crimea

As the gate-keeper and upholder of international law for the United Nations 193 Member States, the Security Council must quickly rectify failures in discharging its mandated duties of prohibiting the …

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Security Council Must Rectify Failure to Prohibit Use of Force, Maintain International Peace, Speakers Stress in Day-long Debate

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