Daily Archives: May 26, 2015

Helen Clark: Achieving the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda-The role of the public service

26 May 2015 2015 Manion LectureHosted by the Canada School of Public ServiceShaw Centre, Ottawa, Canada It is an honour to be invited to deliver the 2015 Manion Lecture, hosted by the prestigious Canada School of Public Service. John Lawrence Manion, in whose honour this lecture is named, gave extraordinary public service to Canada. He

UN rights chief spotlights Burundi, migrant crises in Europe and Asia, other pressing issues

26 May 2015 – The top United Nations human rights official drew attention to several issues of concern today in an informal address to the Geneva-based Human Rights Council from the eruption of violence in Burundi and the overflowing migrant dilemmas in the Mediterranean and South-East Asia, to the protracted and worsening conflict in South

Security Council extends UN mission in Somalia until August

26 May 2015 – The Security Council today adopted a resolution extending the mandate of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) as the Horn of Africa country continues down its road towards political recovery and increased security. The resolution – adopted unanimously by the 15-member Council – reaffirms the UN body’s “respect” for

Rebuilding after earthquake in Nepal a "daunting task"

26 May 2015 Listen / A man in Goddamchour Lalitpur trying to clear debris from the first floor of his house, as communities look for ways to start rebuilding their lives after the powerful earthquake devastated Nepal. Photo: UNDP Nepal/Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi Rebuilding homes that have been destroyed by a massive earthquake that hit Nepal