UN president supports African calls for Security Council reform

The President of the United Nations General Assembly has also thrown his weight behind calls for reform of the Security Council. Serbian Vuk Jeremic met International Relations and Cooperation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Pretoria.

Reiterating that an urgent call for … Read the rest

What international community?

By Richard Haass. Whenever something bad happens – Iran moving closer to acquiring nuclear weapons, North Korea firing another missile, civilian deaths reaching another grim milestone in Syria’s civil war, satellites revealing an alarming rate of polar-ice melt – some … Read the rest

UN celebrates World Toilet Day and multilingualism

multilingualismThe United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to mark “World Toilet Day.” The day will be celebrated November 19.

“The amusement and laughter likely to follow the designation of 19 November as ‘World Toilet Day’ would all be worthwhile … Read the rest