Daily Archives: August 12, 2016

Top Picks: Olympic fatigue, young Iraqis, and a crisis brews in Kinshasa

Welcome to IRIN’s weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises.Five to read:Olympic fatigueAmid the torrent of tweets, videos, and interviews issued by the communication…

New UN appointments address youth unemployment, role in peace efforts

The appointment of a Special Envoy on Youth Employment will bolster UN efforts to address persistently high levels of youth joblessness worldwide.That hope has been expressed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who made the announcement on Friday during a…

Secretary-General, at Discussion with California Congressman, Encourages Continued United States Creativity, Support for Sustainable Development

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the discussion with Congressman Edward Royce, in Los Angeles on 10 August:Good afternoon and thank you for your welcome. This day has been a long time coming. I ha…