Following the expiration of a grace period for proper reporting of children associated with the army, South Sudan will investigate and take punitive action on all incidents of child recruitment, child use or school occupation by armed forces, the head of the national army's Child Protection Unit said in Juba today. UNMISS
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon meets again with Iran's Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif. They met on 19 September to discussIran’s growing cooperation with the international community on a host of issues, including the nuclear file, as well the role Iran could play in promoting a political solution to the conflict inSyria. UNTV
How banks fund their operations is slowly changing for the better in the wake of the crisis, although some distressed banks are still having difficulties. In new research that is part of the Global Financial Stability Report, the IMF explores how global regulatory reforms will affect how banks fund themselves. IMF
British Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant said that the aim of the presidential statement today was to facilitate access for humanitarian relief to all parts of Syria. "It stresses in particular the need for safe and unhindered access for all humanitarian workers." UNTV/FILE
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant ) for a man accused of bribing a prosecution witness in the case against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto.
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said that extreme poverty was "the defining moral issue of our time." On the eve of the World Bank Group/IMF Annual Meetings, Kim said the Bank must be bold and not be afraid to take "smart risks" to support projects that have the potential to transform a country [...]