UN to discuss peacekeeping reform
The 15-member United Nations Security Council will discuss peacekeeping reform during the annual gathering of world leaders in New York today. Ethiopia, council president for this month, said it expected about 10 heads of state or government to attend. The United States will be represented by Vice-President Mike Pence.
Tharman kicks off NTU Majulah Lectures
Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam will today be talking about education in the first of a new series of lectures launched by the Nanyang Technological University. The annual NTU Majulah Lectures, said the university, will see an eminent speaker deliver a keynote lecture on topics that bear on Singapore's future, issues of global concern or discoveries that have a transformative impact on society.
Fed to conclude key meeting today
The Federal Open Market Committee will conclude its two-day meeting tonight as expectations are high that the United States central bank will decide to dismantle the politically controversial quantitative easing programme it embraced a decade ago to save the global economy. But the Fed is not expected to raise interest rates, although analysts will look out for remarks from the Fed and its boss Janet Yellen for clues about future moves.