Sixth Committee Delegates Stress Importance of State Practice in Developing International Norms, as Law Commission Review Continues

Moving into the third and final cluster of topics from the report of the International Law Commission, Sixth Committee (Legal) delegates stressed the importance of identifying and developing norms of international law, while staying true to State practice.

Introducing the …

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The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students Comes to a Close in Russia

During the event

During the event

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The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students took place in Sochi (Russia). Its participants included representatives of non-governmental organizations, professors, politicians, power industry workers and journalists …

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5 things Trump did this week while you weren't looking

President Donald Trump made some real policy news this week, taking aim at President Barack Obama’s biggest legacies. First, the EPA announced it would repeal the Clean Power Plan; then Trump took two shots at Obamacare, signing an executive …

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Youth Delegates Demand ‘a Seat at the Table’ to Help Shape Inclusive, Safe, Sustainable Future, as Third Committee Continues Debate

Young people’s hopes and concerns, ranging from growing discrimination to direct participation in decision-making processes, came under the spotlight as the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its debate on social development.

Several youth delegates stressed that they wanted …

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Hailing New United Nations Counter‑Terrorism Office, Sixth Committee Speakers Stress that Root Causes Must Be Addressed in Tackling Global Threat

General Assembly President Says Role of Delegates Vital to Fulfilling Charter

The fight against international terrorism must take into account its root causes as well as its new forms, and that efforts, including newly established initiatives that challenged the threat …

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