Monthly Archives: August 2015

Press Releases: Remarks at the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference Opening Plenary

SECRETARY KERRY: Well, good morning, everybody. Thank you very, very much, Admiral Papp, for a very generous introduction. I have to tell you that I’m surprised that on an Irish ship in St. Petersburg any sailors were able to talk

PRESS RELEASE: High Reresentative Federica Mogherini announces senior appointments

High Representative Federica Mogherini announces senior appointments
Brussels, 31 August 2015 – Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission, announced today the appointments of 19 senior appointments

Farmers turn to fishing as Zimbabwe crops fail

WEDZA, Zimbabwe, 31 August 2015 (IRIN) –

Water is an MDG Success Story. Sanitation is Most Certainly Not. Why?

Water and sanitation are two sides of the same development coin. In development and UN speak, they are rarely discussed separately. These days, the UN simply uses the acronym WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) when referring to this issue.

But …

OSCE representative calls on authorities in Turkey to respect journalists’ rights, following detention of British journalists

VIENNA, 31 August 2015 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today called on the Turkish authorities to respect journalists’ rights and to refrain from actions that can hinder the freedom to report about issues of public

Tackling violent extremist: a regional and a global concern

Djibouti, 29-08-2015: A two-day Experts workshop on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in the Horn and Eastern Africa closed today in Djibouti under the auspices of the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development

In Somalia some 855,000 people face acute food insecurity

Photo: ©FAO/Simon Maina

Girls herdng goats in Somalia where in certain areas drought has contributed to severe water shortages and livestock deaths.

Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit – Somalia (FSNAU) and the Famine

South Sudan Ceasefire Comes…And Goes

This was somewhat predictable. The key question is whether or not the security council will make good on its promise to punish those who violate the agreement, “South Sudan rebels on Sunday accused the army of violating a ceasefire just

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