12 February 2014 – With civilians now routinely targeted and subjected to indiscriminate brutality in most current conflicts – from the civil war in Syria to ethnic and political strife in Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan – the Security Council joined senior United Nations officials today to once again urge greater protection for the countless men, women and children caught in the crossfire of war.
10 February 2014 – A senior United Nations official today condemned the latest wave of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital Bangui, including the killing of a member of the National Transitional Council, and called for those responsible to be brought to account.
05 February 2014 – Calling the role of women in decision-making vital for Afghanistan’s future, the top United Nations official there said today the level of their participation in Presidential and Provincial Council elections on 5 April will be “a key measure of success” of the polls.
05 February 2014 – Senior United Nations officials today welcomed parliamentary approval of an amnesty law covering acts of war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) dating back to mid-2000 as “the next step in bringing sustainable peace.”
04 February 2014 – Concerned that some Thai people were unable to vote after national elections were reportedly disrupted by protests over the weekend, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on all parties to resolve their differences through dialogue, and underscored that any actions that undermine democratic processes cannot be condoned.
03 February 2014 – The top United Nations official in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today urged demonstrators to use peaceful means to express themselves after protestors stoned several UN vehicles, injuring at least one peacekeeper and four local civilians.
02 February 2014 – Strongly condemning the killing of two campaign aides who were shot dead in the western city of Herat, the top United Nations official in Afghanistan has stressed that such cowardly attempts to disrupt the country's election process “cannot be tolerated”, and called on the national authorities to take all measures to bring the perpetrators to justice.
01 February 2014 – Amid a global landscape filled with both volatility and opportunity, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today encouraged leaders attending an annual security conference in Germany to work together – and with the United Nations –“to build the world of security that people deserve and that is within our power to deliver.”
31 January 2014 – An action plan to stabilize the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has made important progress thanks to the support United Nations peacekeepers have given the Congolese army in the fight against rebel groups, but military means alone are not the solution, a top UN official said today.
30 January 2014 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan is seeking to verify reports of human rights violations in the conflict that erupted just over a month ago, a spokesperson today said, as peacekeepers are boosting patrols in the world’s youngest nation.