Commodity-dependent developing countries need to boost efforts to diversify their economies

| December 12, 2017
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Developing countries that are commodities-dependent are set to lag behind countries with more diverse economies, unless there is a renewed commitment to policy change.

11 December 2017, Geneva/Rome - Without a renewed commitment to policy change, commodity-dependent developing countries (CDDCs)…

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Condemning Attacks on Aid Efforts, General Assembly Adopts Package of Texts, One Urging States to Better Protect Humanitarian Workers, Respect International Law

| December 12, 2017

The General Assembly today adopted seven draft resolutions, among them texts on credentials, the culture of peace and on strengthening the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance.

Condemning in the strongest possible terms the alarming increase in threats to and …

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Economic and Social Council Fills Vacancies in 8 Subsidiary Bodies, Postpones Election of Several Candidates

| December 6, 2017

The Economic and Social Council met today to fill regular and outstanding vacancies in eight of its subsidiary bodies.

Filling vacancies for the Commission on Population and Development, the Council elected by acclamation Germany and the Netherlands, both for a four‑year …

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Basis of the Court’s jurisdiction

| November 23, 2017

The jurisdiction of the Court in contentious proceedings is based on the consent of the States to which it is open1. The form in which this consent is expressed determines the manner in which a case may be …

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Security Council Reiterates its Condemnation of Trafficking in Persons, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2388 (2017)

| November 22, 2017

Secretary‑General Underlines Collective Responsibility to ‘Stop These Crimes’

The Security Council reiterated its condemnation of trafficking in human beings today, particularly the sale of people by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da’esh), as well …

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