- Natural Resource Wealth Fails to Translate into ‘Equivalent’ Benefits for People, Fuelling Conflict, Instability, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Security Council (19 June 2013)
The current of wealth from the world’s abundant natural resources was too often diverted away from populations in need, instead feeding conflicts and corruption, and leading to human rights abuses and environmental damage, warned a number of high-level speakers as they briefed the Security Council today.
- International Community Must Play Role in Restarting Peace Talks, Speakers Stress as International Meeting on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Concludes (19 June 2013)
BEIJING, 19 June — As the International Conference entered its final session this afternoon, previous speakers had laid the ground on the urgent need to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations — with the international community’s help — or face the increasingly untenable and far-reaching consequences of inaction.
- Experts Give Candid Assessments of United Nations Effectiveness in Overcoming Status Quo as International Meeting on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Continues (19 June 2013)
BEIJING, 19 June — The United Nations Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace, in a panel discussion this morning, considered the role of the United Nations in breaking the status quo while seizing the opportunities and avoiding the pitfalls.
Security Council Press Statement on Somalia (19 June 2013)
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Mark Lyall Grant (United Kingdom):
Condemning Lethal Attack on UN Mogadishu Compound, Outraged Secretary-General Vows It Will Neither Deter Organization nor Weaken Resolve to Stand by Somalia (19 June 2013)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Ending Corruption Must Be Core United Nations Goal, Deputy Secretary-General Tells Security Council Debate on Conflict Prevention, Extractive Industries (19 June 2013)
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the Security Council thematic open debate on conflict prevention and the extractive industries, in New York on 19 June:
Press Conference to Launch Report on Recruitment, Other Conflict-Related Violations against Children in Mali (19 June 2013)
Armed groups recruiting child soldiers in Mali have capitalized on the desperation of impoverished families by offering large sums of money and free education, the author of a civil society report on the situation of children in the conflict-torn African nation said today at Headquarters.
Press Conference by Population Director on Revised World Population Prospects (13 June 2013)
The world’s population, now estimated at 7.2 billion, could reach 8.1 billion by 2025 and up to 9.6 billion by 2050, said a top United Nations population expert at a Headquarters press conference today.