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Meetings Coverage


The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today sent the General Assembly a draft decision on the United Nations common system as delegates considered the International Civil Service Commission’s (ICSC) proposals for the coming year and stressed the need for a cohesive system to manage a diverse global staff.


Finally achieving a Middle East unencumbered by any nuclear threat will go a long way to reducing heightened international risks in the region and beyond, the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs affirmed today as she addressed the opening today of the third session of the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.


The Security Council today decided to extend the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) until 15 November 2023, detailing a range of mandated tasks from the protection of civilians to management of the environmental impacts of its operations.