Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf Concludes Forty-Sixth Session

NEW YORK, 26 March (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf held its forty-sixth session at United Nations Headquarters ... Continue Reading →

Amid Slow Progress, Leaders Must Be Held Accountable for Promises to Expedite Equal Rights, Gender Equality Chief Says as Women’s Commission Opens Session

Without timely help from local police officers, Purity Soinato Oiyie, a 22‑year-old Maasai woman from Kenya, would have been genitally circumcised as a child then married off to a ... Continue Reading →

Headquarters to Host Meeting of Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf from 29 January to 16 March

NEW YORK, 29 January (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) — The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-sixth session from 29 January ... Continue Reading →

Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2383 (2017), Security Council Renews Authorization for International Naval Forces to Fight Piracy off Coast of Somalia

The Security Council today renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off Somalia’s coast, underscoring that such crime exacerbated ... Continue Reading →

Madagascar: UN health agency sees drop in cases of plague; urges vigilance as risk of spread remains

3 November 2017 &#150 While progress has been made in response to the plague outbreak in Madagascar, and the number of suspected new cases continues to decline, the World ... Continue Reading →