- Speakers in Women’s Commission Say Legal Gaps in Protection, Prevention, Accountability for Violence against Women Must Be Addressed (11 March 2014)
Protecting women and girls from violence and discrimination was the ultimate responsibility of the State, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences told the Commission on the Status of Women today, pressing Governments to better address the legal gaps in protection, prevention and accountability.
- Fifth Committee Delegates Seek More Clarity on Budget Implications of Building Institutional Civilian Capacity in Post-Conflict Situations (11 March 2014)
While commending the progress made in the past two years to expand the pool of civilian experts providing immediate aid and support for institution-building in post-conflict countries, delegates in the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) sought greater clarity today on the budgetary implications of those efforts and on ways to align the work of United Nations field personnel with the national decision-making cycles of the countries concerned.
- Somalia Can Achieve Goals by 2016 despite Mixed Progress during Decades-long Crisis, Secretary-General’s Special Representative Tells Security Council (11 March 2014)
Despite its mixed progress in decades of war, State collapse and immense human suffering, Somalia could reach its goals of elaborating an agreed Constitution, installing a nationwide electoral process and ensuring greater security by 2016, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.
Security Council 751 and 1907 Committee on Somalia and Eritrea Deletes Ali Ahmed Nur Jim’ale from Its Sanctions List (12 March 2014)
On 11 March 2014, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea approved the removal of the individual specified below from the List of individuals and entities subject to the travel ban, assets freeze and targeted arms embargo imposed by paragraphs 1, 3 and 7 of resolution 1844 (2008):
With Violence in Syria Reaching ‘Unthinkable Levels’, Secretary-General Appeals for End to Tragedy of World’s Biggest Humanitarian, Peace, Security Crisis (12 March 2014)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Secretary-General, UNESCO Chief, Joint Special Representative Call for End to Destruction as Syria’s Cultural Heritage ‘Ripped to Shreds’ (12 March 2014)
The following statement was issued today by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and United Nations-League of Arab States Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi:
Press Conference by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at United Nations Headquarters (5 March 2014)
Following is an unofficial transcript of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s telephone press briefing on Ukraine, from Kyiv, today:
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March (4 March 2014)
The situation in the Central African Republic, issues of children and armed conflict, and events in Afghanistan would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in March, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg said today at a Headquarters press conference.
Transcript of Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General Prior to Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 1 March 2014 (1 March 2014)
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s briefing by Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.