10 November 2013 – United Nations agencies are working closely with the Government of the Philippines to reach those affected by the super typhoon Haiyan, as the number of reported casualties continues to rise and access remains a challenge in many areas.
10 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of the Maldives for Saturday's peaceful conduct of the country's presidential elections, but expressed concern over the decision to delay the second round of voting.
09 November 2013 – The United Nations is ramping up its relief efforts to respond to the devastation caused by the super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, following Government reports of some 1,200 casualties and an estimated 4.6 million people affected.
08 November 2013 – With diplomats set to gather in Warsaw next week to pick up negotiations on a binding climate deal, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) stressed today that small farmers in developing countries must have a greater role in the talks as they are the most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.
08 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Juan Somavía of Chile as his Special Adviser on Inter-regional Policy Cooperation.
08 November 2013 – The top United Nations human rights official warned today that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) may spin out of control, further destabilizing the country.
08 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the non-governmental organization Transparency International on its 20th anniversary, praising its work to advance anti-corruption efforts around the world.
07 November 2013 – In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the United Nations has been supporting efforts to end armed violence, protect civilians and spur economic investment and political stability, the Organization is also fighting an environmental battle to save great apes, the region’s iconic local totem and a key link in its rich biodiversity.
07 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today underscored the importance of preparing for extreme weather patterns in Burkina Faso, which as has much of the Sahel region, been impacted by climate change, and urged national leaders to work with the United Nations and the international community to obtain the necessary resources to mitigate and adapt to the impacts.
07 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated Colombia following an announcement that negotiating parties in Havana, Cuba, reached an agreement on the issue of political participation in the South American country.