Delegates Point to Heightened Violence against Women, Curbing Their Access to Sexual and Reproductive Rights, as Third Committee Discusses Advancement of Women

Attempts to control what women and girls say, think and wear as well as to deny women access to sexual and reproductive rights are on the rise, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today, as it commenced its debate on the advancement of women. In opening remarks, Åsa Regnér, Deputy Executive Director for Policy, […]

Sixth Committee Concludes Debate on Measures to Eliminate International Terrorism, with Speakers Calling for New Strategies Tackling Evolving Threat

The Sixth Committee (Legal) concluded its debate on measures to eliminate international terrorism today, as delegates offered suggestions and reported successes in combating a phenomenon that is both evolving in complexity and exacerbated by current global crises.  (For background, see Press Release GA/L/3656.) The representative of Indonesia provided an overview of these compounding threats, noting that […]

Second Committee Must Address ‘Great Finance Divide’ as World Economic Outlook Deteriorates, Says Under-Secretary-General, Opening General Debate

Developing countries are caught in a difficult situation as they must grapple with multidimensional crises including COVID-19 pandemic recovery, financing gaps, poverty and climate change, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today as it opened the general debate of its seventy-seventh session. Li Junhua, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, said that Committee […]

Africans Urged to Strengthen Pan-African Cooperation to Resist External Interference

Africans should strengthen Pan-African cooperation to resist external interference in their internal affairs by subscribing to the Pan-African initiative of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in order to chart and implement their own vision themselves, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ethio-Burundi African Fraternity Night was held at the Burundi Embassy here in Addis Ababa […]

Uganda’s Museveni Apologizes to Kenya for Son’s Tweets

KAMPALA, UGANDA — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has issued a public apology to Kenya, asking forgiveness for tweets by his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba. The tweets on Monday joked about Uganda invading Kenya. But Museveni promoted his son from lieutenant to general while removing him as commander of the army’s land forces, saying there were many positive […]

Ethiopia Says It Accepts AU Invitation for Peace Talks on Tigray

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — Ethiopia’s federal government says it has accepted an invitation from the African Union to take part in the peace talks aimed at ending the ongoing civil war and halting hostilities against the country’s Tigray region leadership. African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat extended the invitation to the peace talks in South Africa […]