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In Opinion Piece, Secretary-General António Guterres Shares New Vision for UN

In an opinion piece today for Newsweek, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres outlined a vision for addressing the enormous challenges facing the international community, including maintaining peace and security, promoting economic development, and combatting climate change.

“The greatest shortcoming of the international community today is its failure to prevent conflict and maintain global security,” he wrote. The new Secretary-General, whose five-year term began on 1 January, is urging the international community to respond to recent crises by committing to a more diplomatic and peaceful 2017. To do that, he argued, we must focus on the basics: stronger institutions and more resilient societies.

UNCITRAL to Hold its 46th Session in Vienna, 8-26 July 2013

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from left) meets with senior officials of the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) in Vienna, Austria.   With Mr. Ban, second from left, is Yury Fedotov, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Director-General of the UN Office in Vienna (UNOV). 26 November 2012 Vienna, AustriaThe finalization and adoption of draft texts on arbitration, security rights and cross-border insolvency will be key topics for consideration by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), as it meets in Vienna, for its 46th session from 8-26 July 2013.  Continue reading