At the UN, there’s the official news, often on delay. Or there’s the real news. Sometimes you have to go Pro

At InnerCityPro Membership signup, option are offered. Or, to access Protected posts / donate, go to innercitypro.com/signup , via PayPal; you will be emailed a password and instructions. The UN itself writes up press releases about its own meetings, about the Secretary General's and Security Council's statements. Ostensibly objective newswires write these up, usually on ...

On Libya, UN Security Council Churns Out Press Statement Day After Kobler Briefing & Press Q&A, Here

UNITED NATIONS, December 7 (InnerCityPro.com) -- The UN Security Council at 7 pm on December 7 issued a Press Statement on Libya, below, the day after hearing from SRSG Martin Kobler. Inner City Press on December 6 asked Kobler about the letter by now-former Libyan Ambassador to the UN Ibrahim Dabbashi, video here. Now here's ...

Full Text: Next SG Guterres Speaks in DC, UN Reforms Hoped For

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 (InnerCityPress.com) -- Here's what Antonio Guterres said in Washington today: SECRETARY-GENERAL-DESIGNATE GUTERRES:  Well, thank you very much, Mr. President.  My visit also is to express my total commitment to work closely with the United States, with the present administration, also with the next administration.   We live in a dangerous world.  ...

On North Korea, ICPro on Reason for Delay of UNSC Resolution, Upcoming DPRK Human Rights Session

Analysis, Must Credit ICPro UNITED NATIONS, November 23 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Amid predictions that the long pending North Korea draft resolution will be put to a vote in the UN Security Council next week, InnerCityPro can today report the following: The draft is “with the P5,” the five Permanent Members of the Council, but Japan and ...

On Burundi, After UN Spox Dodges On “Famine” In Leaked Email, This Read-Out of UNSC Briefing

UNITED NATIONS, November 8 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Hours after UN Spokesman Stephane Dujarric told ICP the UN does not use the word "famine" in connection with Burundi, at least not publicly, and after a question and answer session that never happened, the UN issued this, which ICPro published in full: Statement on the Security Council briefing ...

On Yemen, UN Issues Statement on Ban’s / Kerry’s Envoy’s Sana’a Visit, Saudi Planes Still Fueled by US

UNITED NATIONS, November 4 (InnerCityPro.com) -- The UN, whose spokesman Stephane Dujarric at noon on November 4 declined to answer ICP's question about responses to UN / Kerry envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed's roadmap, has just issued the read-out below. On November 1, Inner City Press exclusively published the draft UN Security Council resolution, as ...

In Serbia, IMF has reached agreement to release an additional €68.53 million, subject to approval by Board mid-December

UNITED NATIONS / IMF, November 1, 9 am (InnerCityPro.com) -- The IMF has just lifted the embargo on this: An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission, led by James Roaf, visited Belgrade during October 20 – November 1, 2016, to hold discussions on the sixth review under Serbia’s precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) with the IMF. At the ...

From Yemen, Day After Envoy IOCA Refused Saudi Bomb Qs, Ansar Allah Calls Him Biased

UNITED NATIONS, November 1 (InnerCityPro.com) -- The day after Ban Ki-moon's envoy on Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed refused, twice, to answer Press questions on the US and UK arming the Saudi-led Coalition and the US refueling the Saudi warplane, now from Sana'a comes this statement from Ansar Allah about this envoy, first machine translated ...

From Yemen, National Delegation’s Response to UN Envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed’s proposed roadmap

UNITED NATIONS, October 30 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Amid renewed airstrikes on Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition, days after Saudi Arabia was re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council with 152 votes of the 193 member states, here below is a "Response of the National Delegation" as obtained by InnerCityPro.com, machine-translated then the original Arabic: Issued by ...

On Yemen, Envoy IOCA Has Another Ceasefire Announcement, As Churkin Tells ICP UK Should Seek Sana’a No-Fly Zone

UNITED NATIONS, October 17 (InnerCityPro.com) -- After responses on Yemen from the UK's Matthew Rycroft (who said the Saudi self-investigation of the funeral bombing is still ongoing) and Russia's Vitaly Churkin (who told ICP he hoped the UK draft resolution on Yemen has a no-fly zone for Sana'a, like the one being sought for Aleppo ...

On Yemen, In London Kerry Praises Saudi Humanitarians, US Welcomes Arab Coalition’s Self-Investigation of Funeral Bombing

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Here's transcript of UK, US and UN envoy on  Yemen in London - while both the US and UK "welcome" the Saudis' self-investigation of the double tap airstrikes on the funeral in Sana'a: BoJo: Thank you.  Good afternoon, everybody.  Thank you very much for coming to Lancaster House.  As ...