New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg told reporters at UN headquarters today (2 October) that an innovative maternal health program in Tanzania he has helped fund could serve as a blueprint for global efforts to cut maternal deaths. Almost 300,000 women die in childbirth every year. UNTV / FILE
AMISOM troops today (02 October) entered the port city ofKismayo, the last bastion of the Al-Qaeda linked group Al-Shabaab. AMISOM
On the sidelines of the busy opening of the General Assembly session at United Nations Headquarters, close to 40 States took more than 80 treaty actions in an annual event that ended today (2 October), signing or becoming party to one or several of the 550 multilateral treaties deposited with the UN Secretary-General.
United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said today (2 October) that when the Security Council is not united on the Syrian issue, "it weakens the possibilities of the United Nations to make a difference."