21 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Government and people of Mozambique for steady progress in political development, but urged greater efforts to overcome human rights challenges, including discrimination and violence against women, through education and awareness-raising.
14 May 2013 – The United Nations Security Council has condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ an attack near a hospital in the city of Benghazi, and stressed that the international community remains committed to supporting Libya’s democratic transition.
13 May 2013 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemned the bombing that took place today near a hospital in the city of Benghazi and resulted in a number of deaths, including children, as well as injuries.
12 May 2013 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has congratulated the Government and people of Pakistan on the successful conduct of national and provincial elections, hailing the polls, for which millions of voters turned out, as a major democratic step.
08 May 2013 – The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) today said that if Libya can conduct fair trials of alleged perpetrators during the pro-democracy uprising in 2011, the proceedings could equal the lasting impact of the Nuremberg trials.
08 May 2013 – Recognizing that today’s interlinked, complex challenges to well-being – from civil conflicts to climate change, financial crises and health pandemics – must be met in tandem, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other leaders met today to consider practical ways to advance an integrated ‘human security’ framework for that purpose.
02 May 2013 – United Nations officials today issued a call to action to ensure the safety of journalists in every country, echoing Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who declared; “When it is safe to speak, the whole world benefits”.
30 April 2013 – The United Nations today kicked off celebrations for the second International Jazz Day, with a concert in Istanbul, along with other performances and educational programmes across the world highlighting the musical genre’s role as a powerful tool for peace, dialogue and cooperation.
30 April 2013 – The United Nations today urged Iraq’s Communication and Media Commission to reconsider its decision to suspend the licenses of several television stations, while stressing the importance of ensuring press freedom in the country.
30 April 2013 – The United Nations mission in Libya today said it is following the latest developments in the country where armed gunmen have overtaken the ministries of justice and foreign affairs, and other State institutions, and urged all Libyans to join the country’s democratic transition.