Better preparing itself to respond to emergency situations is just one of a sweeping range of changes the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday to further improve its role as the world’s leading authority on public health.
Reforming how the UN approaches making sustainable development a reality, will allow the world body to transform a “cacophony” into a “symphony”. That’s the pledge from Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Thursday, as the General Assembly adopts a landmark resolution the UN chief says will place sustainable development “at the heart” of everything the Organization does.
Matt Wells spoke to UN deputy chief, Ms. Mohammed, ahead of the adoption of the resolution.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today presented the Organization’s proposed programme budget for the 2018-2019 biennium, amounting to just under $5.4 billion, to the UN General Assembly’s main administrative and budget committee.
More than 120 countries today declared their support for a series of reforms aimed at overhauling the United Nations bureaucracy to make the world body stronger and more responsive to the people it serves.
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale, a British journalist, to head the Organization's Department of Public Information as Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications.
In a public lecture in London, Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for reforming the United Nations to tackle main challenges the world is facing, including the changing nature of conflict.
In his address to the United Nations General Assembly today, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Guinea, Francois Lounceny Fall, confirmed the imminent holding of presidential elections in his country, hailing the polls as a sign of a “democratic dynamic” taking root there.
Addressing the General Assembly today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea, Osman Saleh, focused on bolstering his country’s socioeconomic and also emphasized the need revitalize the United Nations to create a more agile, democratic and equitable multilateral system.
The President of the General Assembly today called on Member States to make headway on the negotiations aimed at making the Security Council a more efficient, transparent, universal, and democratic body.