For the first time in 15 years a manned submersible expedition to the Titanic begins. Explorers are looking for the Guggenheim state rooms which were located near the ship's split point.
David Charter, U.S. Editor with The Times, speaks to CGTN about the state of the UK economy, amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. The Secretary-General is very concerned about the current situation in the Tigray province in Ethiopia.
He feels that it is essential to quickly restore the rule of law, in full respect for human rights, promote social cohesion, an inclusive reconciliation, as well as to re-establish the delivery of public services and guarantee unfettered humanitarian access.
The United Nations remains totally committed to supporting the African Union initiative. We also remain fully committed to mobilizing the full capacity of the United Nations to provide humanitarian support to refugees, displaced people and all populations in distress.
The Secretary-General has also been conveying these messages in the numerous conversations he has had with United Nations representatives on the ground and regional leaders, as well as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia with whom he spoke today.
Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General Designer Sergio Hudson was the mind behind two Inaugural looks, including Vice President Kamala Harris' evening ensemble. He said this moment is about ushering in a new era of young designers. We must build a new normal where persons with #disabilities are fully included in work, politics, education, sports and leisure. The UN #COSP13 conference will chart the way.
Building back better means better for everyone! That includes persons with disabilities.
The Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP) is one of the largest and most important global forums on disability issues.
Held under the presidency of Ecuador, the 13th annual session will feature remarks from the President of the General Assembly and the United Nations Secretary-General live from the General Assembly, along with recorded remarks from prominent disability advocates from around the world.
- Luis Gallegos, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador as President of the Conference,
- Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly,
- António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations,
- Danlami Umaru Basharu, Chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
- Gerald Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
- Maria Soledad Cisternas, Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Disability and Accessibility
- Idriss Alzouma Maiga, Civil Society representative