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 Refugees ICP Asks Why 7 NGOs BANned, Lykketoft Says Those Are The Rules

By Matthew Russell Lee   UNITED NATIONS, September 19 -- As the UN's summit on refugees and migrants began, Inner City Press asked the organizer, President of the General Assembly's 70th session Mogens Lykketoft, why seven non-governmental organizations had been BANned from participating.Periscope video here; UN letter here. Lykketoft said, in essence, those are the (UN) ...

For UNGA, Ban Ki-moon Prints Vanity Book on His Own Legacy, But Who Wrote & Paid For It?

By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, September 18 -- As Ban Ki-moon's time at the UN winds down and he prepares coyly to run for President in South Korea, his packaging of his legacy has become a vanity amateur operation. Take for example the hard cover book on his conference table when he met on September 18 with Donald Tusk, President, ...

In NextSG Race, Helen Clark with NAM and Ban’s Son in Law, Vuk’s Grandma and Guterres Seems To Tweet

By Matthew Russell Lee UNITED NATIONS, September 18 -- Nearly all of the current candidates to replace Ban Ki-moon as UN Secretary General, and those who have dropped out, are active or at least have accounts on Twitter. Now Antonio Guterres, ahead in the straw polls but with “Discourages” which may well include a Russian ...

On North Korea’s Nuclear Test, Here is UN Security Council’s Sept 9 Press Statement

UNITED NATIONS, September 9 (InnerCityPro.com) - After a closed door meeting of the Security Council about North Korea's nuclear test, the Press Statement below was read out by the month's President, New Zealand. Since an hour later the Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had yet to issue it, InnerCityPro.com publishes ...

On Yemen, A Full Week After Envoy’s UNSC Briefing, A Council Press Statement Amid Saudi Airstrikes

UNITED NATIONS, September 8 (InnerCityPro.com) -- More than a week after the UN Security Council got a briefing from "UN" Yemen envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and after yet more airstrikes on Yemen by the Saudi-led Coalition, the Security Council after-hours on September 8 issued the Press Statement below. In the interim, Inner City Press ...

At G20, IMF’s Lagarde Talks Up Quota Reform and Expansion of SDR Basket, ICP’s Qs to IMF

At G20, IMF's Lagarde Talks Up Quota Reform and Expansion of SDR Basket, ICP's Qs to IMF
UNITED NATIONS, September 5 (InnerCityPro.com) -- After the Group of 20 Summit in Hangzhou, China, the International Monetary Fund's Christine Lagarde said that "G20 leaders welcomed the entry-into-effect of the IMF's 14th review of quota reforms [and] also welcomed the inclusion of the Renminbi into the SDR (Special Drawing Right) currency basket as of October ...

UNSC Issues Press Statement on Guinea Bissau, Urges ECOWAS Presidential Mission to Visit Bissau

UNITED NATIONS, September 4 (InnerCityPro.com) -- The UN Security Council, five days after a closed door consultation on Guinea Bissau after which there was no explanatory stakeout session, has now on Sunday issued the Press Statement below, through the UN Spokesperson seven minutes before this publication: Security Council Press Statement on Guinea-Bissau The members of ...

On Syria, De Mistura Issues Statement Day After Kerry – Lavrov, Echo of Ban Ki-moon Son in Law Hired by de Mistura

UNITED NATIONS, August 27 (InnerCityPro.com) -- While UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura was slated to appear with John Kerry Sergey Lavrov in Geneva, he did not. Instead the next day, today, he issued the statement below. Meanwhile de Mistura's previous hiring of Ban Ki-moon's son in law Siddarth Chatterjee is echoed by Chatterjee's promotion to ...

On Burundi, After UN Mis-Direction on Mayuyu, Adviser Dieng Slams Genocide Talk, Here

UNITED NATIONS, August 24 (InnerCityPro.com) -- Hours after the UN belatedly confirmed to ICP it had deployed and is now repatriating Burundi's Lt Col Alfred Mayuyu from its Mission in Central African Republic, the UN's Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide issued this statement: " The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama ...

On Yemen, UN Ban Ki-moon After Dropping Saudi From Kid Killer List Expresses Alarm at Airstrike, And Attack From Yemen on Najran

UNITED NATIONS, August 17 (InnerCityPro.com) - After dropping Saudi Arabia from the UN's Children and Armed Conflict annex on Yemen, Ban Ki-moon on August 17 cranked out another statement expressing concern about the conflict -- after a junket to Los Angeles and Calgary, Ban remains "on leave." Here is his statement: "The Secretary-General is alarmed ...