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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.


Ninety-six percent of Syria’s declared chemical weapons destroyed – UN-OPCW mission chief

04 September 2014 – The Special Coordinator for the Joint Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) told the Security Council today that 96 percent of Syria’s declared stockpile, including the most dangerous chemicals, had been destroyed and preparation were underway to destroy the remaining 12 production facilities.


Security Council to spotlight ‘growing, dangerous’ threat of foreign terrorist fighters – current President

03 September 2014 – During its tenure as President of the United Nations Security Council, the United States will convene a summit meeting on September 25 to focus international attention to the “growing and dangerous phenomenon” of foreign terrorist fighters, according to Ambassador Samantha Power.


Syria’s brutal war threatens international peace and security, says UN rights panel

27 August 2014 – Mass atrocities by Government forces and non-State armed groups continue to take place in Syria, causing immeasurable suffering to civilians and contributing to a spillover of violence affecting international peace and stability, a United Nations-appointed panel said today.


UN chief welcomes destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons material

20 August 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomes the destruction of Syria’s declared chemical weapons material on board the United States Maritime Vessel Cape Ray.