Category Archives: Technology

Yemen at ‘Crucial Moment’, Says Special Envoy, Stressing Need for Political Approach to Ending Conflict

Country’s Delegate Details Government’s Actions to Relieve Humanitarian Situation

Delivering impassioned pleas on behalf of 14 million civilians teetering on the edge of famine in Yemen, senior United Nations and civil …

Hospital refuge, urban crisis, and laser detection: The Cheat Sheet

IRIN editors give their weekly take on humanitarian news, trends, and developments from around the globe.

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A 'horror scene' in CAR

More than 5,000 civilians are seeking …

Talks Between Serbia, Kosovo Must Be Backed by Previously Agreed Trust-Building Measures, Special Representative Tells Security Council

Serbian Foreign Minister Says UNMIK’s Mandate Not Fulfilled, but Kosovo Representative Urges Drawdown

New momentum in talks between Serbia and Kosovo must be accompanied by the implementation of previous agreements …

SECURITY COUNCIL RENEWS MULTINATIONAL STABILIZATION FORCE IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 2443 (2018)

Urging the parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina to speedily form a new Government following recent elections, the Security Council today renewed its authorization of the European-led multinational stabilization force (EUFOR …

SECURITY COUNCIL RENEWS MULTINATIONAL STABILIZATION FORCE IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA, UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTING RESOLUTION 2443 (2018)

Urging the parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina to speedily form a new Government following recent elections, the Security Council today renewed its authorization of the European-led multinational stabilization force (EUFOR …

Regional Commissions Must be Strengthened to Better Assist with Implementing Sustainable Development Agenda, Speakers Say in Second Committee

Underscoring the need to bolster regional commissions in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, speakers focused on areas ranging from trade and transport to the environment and natural hazards, as the …

Global Partnerships Crucial towards Bridging ‘Financial Gap’ in Achieving 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Delegates Stress at Second Committee

Global partnerships are instrumental in harnessing investment, transferring technology, generating employment and promoting training, but must be tempered by adherence to United Nations values and Global Compact principles, speakers told …

Least Developed Nations Lagging Behind on Attaining Sustainable Development, Speakers Say, as Second Committee Debates Countries in Special Situations

Delegates Also Take Up Reports on Operational Activities for Development, with Many Expressing Concern over Official Aid Not Meeting Agreed Upon Targets

Least developed nations are not entirely on track …

Amid Rise in Migration Worldwide, Representatives Underline Segment’s Contribution to Development, as Second Committee Debates Globalization, Interdependence

Information, Communications Technology for Sustainable Development Also Addressed

With migrant numbers skyrocketing worldwide, speakers emphasized that group’s contribution to development as well as the need to recognize their qualifications, protect …

Africa Needs More Financing, Debt Relief from International Partners to Realize Shared Vision of Sustainable Development, Speakers Tell General Assembly

Realizing the shared vision of “leaving no one behind” of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063 is contingent on the international community’s ability to mobilize resources, …