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Nicholas Haysom of South Africa appointed as new UN envoy for Afghanistan

25 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as the top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan, it was announced today.

Central, Eastern European leaders warn against ‘new status quo’ of instability

25 September 2014 – Addressing the General Assembly in its second day of debate, the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska today warned world leaders against “a new status quo” where instability, poverty, violence and hatred are “fertilizers and catalysts of terrorism.”

UN chief to leaders: ‘The world can and must stop Ebola – now’

25 September 2014 – “The world can and must stop Ebola – now,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered at a special meeting held today at the United Nations to speed up the global response to the outbreak that has evolved from a public health crisis into a threat to peace and security.

As conflict continues, UN rights expert urges Ukraine to step up aid for displaced people

25 September 2014 – The Ukrainian Government must intensify its efforts to meet the needs and protect the rights of the hundreds of thousands of people internally displaced by the country’s ongoing conflict, an independent United Nations human rights expert affirmed today.

Fashion designer Victoria Beckham joins UN effort to achieve world free of HIV

25 September 2014 – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today appointed British fashion designer Victoria Beckham as its International Goodwill Ambassador, with a focus on women and children affected by the virus.

As host of UN hub against Ebola, Ghana calls for cooperated efforts to halt outbreak

25 September 2014 – We cannot afford to let fear keep us away, the President of Ghana today told the United Nations General Assembly calling for a sustained, coordinated international effort to stem the outbreak of the Ebola virus which he calls a “disease of isolation.”

‘The future of Africa is in unity’, says Niger’s President, among continental leaders at UN Assembly

25 September 2014 – Addressing the United Nations General Assembly at its annual high-level debate, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger warned today against attempts to balkanize Africa and underscored that the post-2015 sustainable development agenda need to be anchored in the “three D’s”: defense, democracy and development.

Spotlighting regional issues, UN reform, Latin American leaders address General Assembly

24 September 2014 – Nicolas Maduro Moros, President of Venezuela called for an in deep transformation of the United Nations by revamping leadership of the Security Council and strengthening the clout of the Secretary-General.

Amid signs of progress in Somalia, UN chief urges continuing support for peace process

24 September 2014 – Somalia’s peace process is “gathering momentum” amid political progress and improving security, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, while also warning that there was “much work still ahead” for the Horn of Africa country.

Commending Yemenis on peace pact, Ban urges partners to step up support

24 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Yemeni parties for reaching a peace pact, and called on the country’s partners to scale up support to ensure a successful democratic transition.