The U.N. Correspondents Association, in cooperation with the U.N. Staff 1% for Development Fund, hosted a book reading with Nigerian author Uwem Akpan on Wednesday, April 30th in the UNCA Meeting Room, to support “Authors for Literacy”, which helps benefit literacy projects in developing countries.
Mr. Akpan read from his book Say You’re One of Them, which is a collection of stories each set in a different African country told from the point-of-view of a child. It was chosen for Oprah’s Book Club in 2009 and reviewed in the New York Times.
The author’s publisher (Little Brown & Company) donated 100 copies of the book for the event which were available for sale to support the literacy fund, and were signed by the author.
Is this shaping up to be: The U.N. General Assembly voted on whether to allow Russia to have a vote on whether to make another vote a secret vote? twitter.com/Dpol_un/status…
It’s good that Britain can’t “reject” anything on behalf of UN membership since we are no longer at the time of the British empire. Members of the GA will decide it on Monday and hopefully this new UK snobbish attempt to shut their mouths will prompt them to make a right choice https://t.co/CDgW4Xv0ao— Dmitry Polyanskiy (@Dpol_un) October 7, 2022
New "Dayton" for Ukraine and Europe would be disaster. twitter.com/OzKaterji/stat…
I don't think people on here are prepared for the overwhelming pressure that is going to be put on Ukraine by powerful voices in the west to stop its offensives at the 24th February lines, the same voices that also said Ukraine would lose and that we should not be arming them.— Oz Katerji (@OzKaterji) October 7, 2022
ABD Başkanı Biden, 7-18 Kasım tarihlerindeki Mısır’daki BM İklim Değişikliği Konferansı’na (COP27) katılacak. Cum. Erdoğan geçen yıl Glaskow’daki zirveye güvenlik beklentileri gerçekleştirilmediği için katılmadı. Bakalım Sisi, Erdoğan’ın bu beklentilerini yerine getirecek mi 🤔 twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
FDNY has shut down all subway service in Union Sq. station due to an incident. All trains behind held.— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) October 7, 2022
N/Q/R/W/4/5/6 service suspended in much of Midtown/Lower Manhattan. L trains are not running in Manhattan.
Use alternate means of transit. Updates soon.
A big step for #HumanRights: Today the @UN_HRC adopted a resolution on the situation of human rights in Russia, thereby fulfilling its mandate to monitor situations regardless of where they are. #Luxembourg 🇱🇺 is proud to be the penholder for this important initiative. pic.twitter.com/RnnnLyIQ4w— Luxembourg Mission in Geneva🇱🇺🇺🇳 (@LUinGeneva) October 7, 2022
This is great news, and on #Putin’s birthday! 🥳@NobelPrize for those exposing #Russia/n human rights abuses (@EnMemorial), those exposing Russian war crimes in #Ukraine (@ccl_ua), one exposing abuses by Putin’s partner in crime #Belarus (Ales Bialiatski). 🎂 twitter.com/nobelprize/sta…
BREAKING NEWS:— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October 7, 2022
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the 2022 #NobelPeacePrize to human rights advocate Ales Bialiatski from Belarus, the Russian human rights organisation Memorial and the Ukrainian human rights organisation Center for Civil Liberties. #NobelPrize pic.twitter.com/9YBdkJpDLU