24 billion tons of fertile land lost every year, warns UN chief on World Day to Combat Desertification

‘It isn’t just about sand’ In his message, Ibrahim Thiaw, the Executive Secretary of the UN Convention, said there are only three things all people need to know about the World Day to Combat Desertification: It isn’t just about sand, It isn’t an isolated issue that will quietly disappear; and It isn’t someone else’s problem […]

Security Council approves ‘historic’ political Haiti mission, ending UN peacekeeping role in the country

BINUH will be run by a Special Representative, who will assist the Government of Haiti with planning elections; training the Haitian National Police on human rights; responding to gang violence; ensuring compliance with international human rights obligations; improving prison oversight; and strengthening the justice sector. Speaking on behalf of the United States, which drafted the […]