CSW61 – NGO’s Access to the UN has Been Limited

NGO's Access to the UN has Been Limited The UN Security Division has apparently, in the past two days, determined that NGOs may not have access after 6pm. The CSW negotiations have been scheduled for the two rooms that have delegate access only from the second floor delegates lounge. This undermines our ability to work in partnership with NGOs. Please sign on to this letter to protest this action: TIME SENSITIVE. Sign by 9:30am ESTRead more
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with civil society as Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets with civil society as Paris Agreement on climate change enters into force

The Paris Agreement to address climate change, adopted by world leaders last December at the Climate Conference in Paris (COP21), officially entered into force on 4 November.  To commemorate this historic day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited representatives of civil society organizations to a 45-minute meeting with him at UN Headquarters in New York. This meeting provided civil society groups with the opportunity to share with the Secretary-General how their organizations will contribute to the objectives of the Paris Agreement, as well as their visions and concerns. The Executive Office of the Secretary-General…Read more
António Guterres to be next UN secretary general

António Guterres to be next UN secretary general

António Guterres to be next UN secretary general Security council agrees, in surprisingly quick decision, that former Portuguese PM will succeed Ban Ki-moon at start of 2017   António Guterres, the former Portuguese prime minister, will be the next UN secretary general, after the security council agreed he should replace Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of next year. In a rare show of unity, all 15 ambassadors from the security council emerged from the sixth in a series of straw polls to announce that they had agreed on Guterres, who was UN high…Read more
Who will be the new Secretary General of the UN?

Who will be the new Secretary General of the UN?

  An election is due to be held in 2016 to select the ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations, to succeed Ban Ki-moon, whose term will conclude on 31 December 2016. There are few rules governing the selection of the Secretary-General. The only guiding text is Article 97 of the United Nations Charter, which states that “The Secretary-General shall be appointed by the General Assembly upon the recommendation of the Security Council.” As a result, the selection is subject to the veto of any of the five permanent members of the Security Council.[1] In 1946, the General Assembly adopted a…Read more