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Speakers Call for Prioritizing Education, Health in Quest to Level Gender Playing Field, as Third Committee Holds Debate on Women’s Advancement

Delegates in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) debated the international response to violence against women today, opening a discussion on the advancement of women.

The Committee heard from special mandate holders and heads of specialized agencies before opening …

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Unilateral Sanctions Impede Sustainable Development, Speakers Say, as Second Committee Debates Macroeconomic Policy

A more equitable trading system and the cessation of unilateral sanctions would be critical to achieving sustainable development, speakers told the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) today during its debate on macroeconomic policy questions.

Namsuk Kim from the Development Policy …

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Key Additions to his Administration

President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

Bruce D. Jette of Virginia to be an Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. Dr. Jette most recently …

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Sixth Committee Speakers Highlight Country Specific Initiatives Illustrating Best Rule of Law Practices in Local, National Settings, as Debate Continues

As the Sixth Committee (Legal) continued its consideration of the report of the Secretary General on strengthening and coordinating United Nations rule of law activities, speakers spotlighted country specific initiatives that put that principle into practice and made its application …

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44 BEACHES IN SOUTH AFRICA AWARDED BLUE FLAG STATUS – INTERNATIONAL SYMBOL OF QUALITY

EASTERN CAPE (SOUTH AFRICA), South Africa’s Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa has applauded the 44 beaches that have obtained full Blue Flag status at a beach certification programme held at Dolphin Beach, Jeffreys Bay, in the Eastern Cape.

We are re-awarding …

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