25 November 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that he would convene in Geneva on 22 January the long-sought international conference on Syria bringing together the Government and the opposition to a negotiating table for the first time since the conflict started in March 2011.
22 November 2013 – On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, United Nations Secretary-General recalled his own “indelible” meeting as a teenager with the United States leader that inspired him to enter public service.
22 November 2013 – The world needs more love, according to international music producer and DJ David Guetta who has partnered with the United Nations to raise money for aid relief in Typhoon Haiyan-stricken Philippines and other humanitarian needs, and who will release his new music video tonight.
19 November 2013 – Four months since their resumption, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations have reached a delicate moment, the United Nations political chief told the Security Council today, warning that the consequences of failure would be dire for both parties.
15 November 2013 – A resolution before the United Nations Security Council on the deferral of the International Criminal Court (ICC) trials of Kenya’s President and his deputy failed to pass when it was put to the vote today.
12 November 2013 – The General Assembly today elected 14 countries to serve on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) for a period of three years beginning on 1 January 2014.
11 November 2013 – United Nations envoys and their diplomatic counterparts today voiced regret that peace talks between the M23 rebel group and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could not be concluded this evening, while also stressing that any solution to their conflict must ensure accountability for those who have committed grave crimes.
11 November 2013 – The United Nations agency providing protection and assistance to some five million Palestinian refugees is facing a cash deficit that threatens to bring its operations to a standstill, its chief has warned, appealing to both traditional and new donors to step up support.
07 November 2013 – The President of the General Assembly today urged Member States to embrace a spirit of compromise as they renewed their discussion of a topic that has eluded consensus for two decades – reform of the United Nations Security Council.
07 November 2013 – Improved supplies and a recovery in global inventories of cereals has led to less price volatility than in recent years, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today, adding that food prices over the past month rose slightly, driven by higher sugar prices.