Daily Archives: February 26, 2015

In Paraguay, UN chief says 2015 a ‘pivotal year’ for international community

26 February 2015 – In an intensive year of landmark events – from establishing a post-2015 agenda to tackling climate change – Paraguay has yet another opportunity to demonstrate its “exceptional global leadership” in the international arena, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has affirmed. Delivering remarks to the National Congress of Paraguay earlier today, the

Speeches: BCIU Luncheon Discussion

(As Prepared for Delivery) Thank you, Desiree (Green), for the introduction. I also want to thank BCIU for inviting me to speak this afternoon on my favorite topic…APEC. As the U.S. Senior Official for APEC and the Economic Policy Coordinator for East Asia at the Department of State, I’d like first to offer some brief

UN AND AFRICA: Hope for 750,000 stateless people in West Africa

26 Feb 2015 Listen / Stateless young man in Côte d’Ivoire. Photo: UNHCR/Helene Caux • The future of up to 750,000 people in West Africa who are stateless has come under the spotlight at a meeting organized by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Côte d’Ivoire. It’s part of the agency’s bid to end statelessness

News in brief 26 February 2015 (PM)

26 Feb 2015 Listen / Women and children on their way to a wedding ceremony in Afghanistan. Photo: UNAMA/Aurora V. Alambra (file) Afghanistan avalanche survivors receive assistance People displaced by recent disasters in Afghanistan are receiving the support of the UN and its humanitarian partners. Avalanches, landslides and floods hit the four provinces in the