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International Trade Policy - Cairns Group Statement

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY - Second Committee Trade Debate Delivered by the Hon Alan Griffin, MP, on behalf of the Cairns Group 22 October 2014   Mr Chair I have the honour today to speak on behalf of the Cairns Group of 20 agricultural exporting countries, namely, Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Uruguay and Viet Nam. Read more


Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY - First Committee Joint Statement on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons Delivered by Ambassador John Quinn, Australian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Geneva and Ambassador for Disarmament 20 October 2014   Mr Chairman, I take the floor on behalf of Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Spain. Read more


Security Council Press Statement: Iraq

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Mali 17 October 2014 The members of the Security Council condemned the vicious string of suicide, vehicle-borne, and other attacks in Baghdad and surrounding provinces over the past several days, perpetrated by the terrorist organization operating under the name “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL), and which have killed scores of Iraqis, including an elected Member of Parliament from Basrah Province and the Police Chief of Anbar Province. Read more


Security Council Press Statement: Mali

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Mali 17 October 2014   The members of the Security Council welcomed the scheduled resumption on 19 October 2014 of the inter-Malian negotiation process in Algiers, in line with its resolutions 2100 (2013)and 2164 (2014), the statement by its President on 28 July 2014 (S/2014/15), its previous press statements, as well as the 18 June 2013 Ouagadougou Preliminary Agreement and the roadmap signed by the Malian parties on 24 July 2014 (“Feuille de route des négociations dans le cadre du processus d’Alger”), which aim to achieve a comprehensive and inclusive peace agreement to end the crisis in Mali. Read more


Security Council Press Statement: Ebola

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL Security Council Press Statement on Ebola 15 October 2014   On 14 October 2014, the members of the Security Council heard briefings by Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response (UNMEER) Anthony Banbury, as well as Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous and Assistant-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Tayé-Brook Zerihoun. Read more


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