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Following latest deadly attack in Jerusalem, UN chief warns of 'dangerous slide towards escalation'

04 October 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the attacks on Saturday in the Old City of Jerusalem, including the killing of two members of an Israeli family and injuries to Israelis and Palestinians in subsequent incidents in various Jerusalem neighborhoods.

Afghanistan: UN strongly condemns 'tragic, inexcusable' Kunduz hospital airstrike

03 October 2015 – Senior United Nations officials today condemned what they called a “tragic” and “inexcusable” air strike on the Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, a city in northern Afghanistan, which resulted in the deaths and injuries of medical personnel, patients and other civilians.

Island States at UN call for ‘genuine and durable partnership’ to meet Global Goals

03 October 2015 – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly today, leaders of small island States called for the urgent need to expand genuine and durable partnerships within the international community to successfully implement and meet the objectives of Agenda 2030 and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At UN, Canada urges focus on financing for climate change mitigation, adaptation

03 October 2015 – The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Daniel Jean, addressed the United Nations General Assembly today, noting the importance of the new sustainable development agenda and of ensuring the proper financing of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

In troubled world, UN must become ‘true family of nations and peoples,’ Holy See tells Assembly

02 October 2015 – While the signatories of the 2030 Agenda have undertaken the task of proposing a stable and sustainable pace for the world economy, the Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See told the United Nations General Assembly today that without peace between people and nations, it will be impossible to implement the Agenda.

Without system-wide reform, UN may fall short of primary objectives, says Indonesian Minister

02 October 2015 – Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, the Vice-President of Indonesia, remarked that despite the achievements UN has made over the past 70 years, the Organization may fall short of meeting its primary objectives, such as peace and security for all, unless system-wide reform is immediately undertaken.

Philippines highlights climate change, good migration governance in address at UN

02 October 2015 – Addressing the General Assembly today, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs for the Philippines, Albert del Rosario, highlighted, among other vital elements of the international agenda, the need to address the issues of climate change and migration.

Independent UN rights experts renew appeal to Pakistan to end death penalty

02 October 2015 – A group of independent United Nations human rights experts today reiterated their call on Pakistan to reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty and investigate cases where uncertain age determination processes have resulted in children being sentenced to death.

Hailing Somalia’s ratification, UN renews call for universalization of child rights treaty

02 October 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials in hailing Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and in renewing the call for the last remaining country that has yet to join the treaty to do so.

Libya: Ban urges parties to reject violence, act quickly on draft peace plan

02 October 2015 – Stressing that 18 months of violence has only led Libya down a path of death, displacement and destruction, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all parties to put aside their differences and act on the draft peace plan they have before them.