21 May 2013 – A United Nations forum dedicated to building resilience to disasters and making communities safer opened today in Geneva with expressions of sympathy for the people of Oklahoma City over the loss of life caused yesterday by a deadly tornado.
20 May 2013 – Senior United Nations officials in Afghanistan are today urging the Government to fully implement legislation to protect women from child marriage and other forms of violence, in line with international commitments, after the Afghan Parliament failed to ratify the law over the weekend.
20 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized the importance of countries stepping up their efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) before their 2015 deadline and stressed developing countries like Mozambique have the most to benefit from accelerated action.
16 May 2013 – A more effective and inclusive global governance system will be necessary to ensure that the international community achieves the Millennium Development Goals and establishes an actionable post-2015 agenda, the head of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) today said, while urging a review of the UN body to meet new demands.
14 May 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the appointment of Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo of Brazil as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
02 May 2013 – More people were killed and wounded in violent attacks across Iraq in April than in any month since June 2008, the United Nations mission in the country said today.
25 April 2013 – In a world where more than 95 per cent of jobs have a digital component, more girls need to get involved in science, technology, engineering and math, the head of the United Nations telecommunications agency urged today, marking “Girls in ICT Day.”
17 April 2013 – The Somali Government and international community must continue their efforts to strengthen the East African country’s justice sector in spite of a series attacks on Sunday which killed dozens of civilians including judges and lawyers and injured many more, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today.
16 April 2013 – A United Nations independent expert today urged the Government of Mozambique to urgently address the needs of the poorest and most marginalized in society warning that they risk being left behind as the country enters unprecedented economic growth with extractive industries vying to invest in its natural rich resources.
15 April 2013 – Condemning “in the strongest possible terms” yesterday’s deadly attack by Islamist militants in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, the United Nations Security Council today reaffirmed its determination to combat all forms of terrorism.