Monthly Archives: May 2017

Economic and Social Council: Special meeting on innovations for infrastructure development and promoting sustainable industrialization

Note: Following is a partial summary of today's special meeting of the Economic and Social Council. After the conclusion of the afternoon meeting, a complete summary will be available by close of business today as Press Release ECOSOC/6845.

Opening Remarks

FREDERICK MUSIIWA MAKAMURE

Fighting in Syria Remains Devastating for Civilians, Even after Declaration of Ceasefire, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Secretary-General’s Report Reflects Effort to Deform Reality, Says Representative

Notwithstanding the ceasefire declared in 2016, fighting in several areas of Syria continued to devastate civilians, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today, citing casualties caused by terrorist

Fighting in Syria Remains Devastating for Civilians, Even after Declaration of Ceasefire, Under-Secretary-General Tells Security Council

Secretary-General's Report Reflects Effort to Deform Reality, Says Representative

Notwithstanding the ceasefire declared in 2016, fighting in several areas of Syria continued to devastate civilians, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council today, citing casualties caused by terrorist

Better Policies, Investment in Infrastructure, Industrialization Key for Creating Thriving, Sustainable Societies, Speakers Tell Economic and Social Council

Unlocking developing countries' potential for green growth depended on using the right keys, learning from past mistakes and shaping new ideas based on bolstered, more coordinated action, speakers told the Economic and Social Council today at a special meeting on

ETHIOPIAN CIVIL SERVANTS GIVEN PROTECTION FOR PASSING INFORMATION TO OMBUDSMAN

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopian civil servants who pass on secret information to the Institution of the Ombudsman will be provided legal protection, according to the institution.Legal protection will be given to government employees who provide accurate informa...

Could Big Data Help End Hunger in Africa?

NAIROBI, KENYA � Computer algorithms power much of modern life from our Facebook feeds to international stock exchanges. Could they help end malnutrition and hunger in Africa? The International Center for Tropical Agriculture thinks so.

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture

ETHIOPIAN POLITICAL PARTIES ADOPT CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ELECTION OBSERVERS

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia's 17 national political parties, including the ruling party EPRDF, have approved a negotiation modality and a code of conduct for local and foreign observers when monitoring elections in the country.The Chairperson of the Agenda a...

Genetic Secrets of Ancient Egypt Unwrapped

WASHINGTON � DNA from mummies found at a site once known for its cult to the Egyptian god of the afterlife is unwrapping intriguing insight into the people of ancient Egypt, including a surprise discovery that they had scant genetic