After closed consultations on Syria, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told reporters today (10 October) that Security Council members had heard "a very strong presentation" from United Nations Chef de Cabinet, Susana Malcorra, regarding a proposal submitted by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles. UNTV / OPCW
Seriously concerned by the deteriorating security situation and widespread human rights abuses in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today (10 October) reinforced and updated the United Nations peacebuilding office in the country, while also calling for a political resolution to the conflict. UNTV
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that reduced economic growth projections released this week by the IMF "clearly indicates there is recovery, but that it is slow and that it is unbalanced." IMF
World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said the institution is going through a process of renewal and set a new interim goal to reduce extreme poverty to 9 percent by 2020. Kim, also expressed concerns about the US budget deadlock negatively affecting international development. WORLD BANK
A new library has opened at South Sudan's police training college in Rajaf, British Ambassador to South Sudan Ian Hughes said his country was supporting this so that it contributes “towards that succesful police service that the country needs.” UNMISS
Commenting on the law suit brought against the United Nations for its alleged responsibility for the introduction of cholera into Haiti, French Ambassador Gérard Araud expressed trust in the US court system and said he was sure “the UN will accept the decision of the court.” UNTV
This year the International Day of the Girl Child (Friday 11 October) celebrates the use of innovation to advance girls’ education, looking at ways to get girls learning that are creative, effective, sustainable and just. UNICEF .
For Majdi and Fatma, a young Syrian couple living in Za’atri refugee camp, their wedding was a day of celebration. There are about ten weddings a week in Za’atri, a bittersweet moment – being so far from home and with so many questions about the future. UNHCR