Daily Archives: May 14, 2015

We must harness the true strength of mig…

We must harness the true strength of migration By Peter Sutherland, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Migration ©Daniel Leclair/Reuters Migration is one of the morally, politically, and economically defining issues of the 21st century. Some 25,000 souls have died trying to cross the Mediterranean since 2000, including over more than 1,500 so

UN and Africa: focus on Libya, West Africa and the situation in South Sudan

14 May 2015 Listen / ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaks before the Security Council. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas ICC Prosecutor calls for more action in Lybia The Prosecutor of the UN-backed International Criminal Court (ICC) is calling on the international community to support Libya, especially on issues of justice and accountability. The North African country has

‘Untold suffering’ of South Sudanese people must end, UN envoy tells Security Council

14 May 2015 – The security situation in South Sudan deteriorated further during late April and early May, the head of the United Nations mission in the country warned today as she briefed the Security Council on the “very worrying” developments that have had a devastating effect on civilians. “The untold suffering of the people

Press Releases: On the Occasion of Norway's National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Norway on your Constitution Day on May 17. Norway is a stronghold of tolerance and progress. After the anti-Semitic attacks in Paris and Copenhagen this past winter, the world mourned. And in Norway more than one thousand young