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Terrorism, Ebola are impeding development, DR Congo chief tells UN

25 September 2014 – President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) warned the United Nations today that global development was threatened by terrorism and the resurgence of the Ebola epidemic, pledging his country’s contribution to international efforts to combat the scourges.


Ban saddened at passing of former UN official Margaret Vogt

24 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has learned with “profound sadness” of the passing today of Margaret Vogt, who served as his Special Representative in the Central African Republic (CAR) from 2011 to 2013.


Leaders from Latin America, Caribbean region urge action to erase inequality, spur development

24 September 2014 – Inequality is one of the greatest threats to development and international security because it fosters poverty, exclusion and breeds social unrest, resentment and violence, said Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the first among several leaders from the Latin America and the Caribbean region to address the General Assembly today.


At UN Assembly, Ugandan President among African leaders highlighting continent’s unified vision

24 September 2014 – Calling for economic and security partnerships, Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the first of several African leaders today addressing the high-level opening of the 69th United Nations General Assembly, highlighted the growing potential of investment and partnerships with countries on the continent.


International Criminal Court opens second probe into Central African Republic violence

24 September 2014 – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court announced that she is opening a second investigation into the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) with respect to crimes allegedly committed since 2012.


Opening General Assembly debate, Ban urges leadership to move from ‘turbulence’ to peace

24 September 2014 – Warning that the world’s “fasten seat belt” light is illuminated, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today opened the 69th annual debate of the United Nations General Assembly with a call for decisive leadership at a time when the ghosts of the Cold War have returned and much of the Arab Spring has gone violently wrong.


FEATURE: Newly renovated UN General Assembly hall will greet world leaders next week

15 September 2014 – The frenzied preparations for just a single State visit have been popularized by the television series The West Wing . Now multiply that frenetic energy by 196 ¬– the number of leaders expected to address the opening of this year’s United Nations General Assembly session – and you get an idea of the sheer amount of work being put into making sure everything goes off without a hitch.


Central African Republic: Ban welcomes official deployment of UN mission

15 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the official transfer of authority from the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA).