- Ten Draft Resolutions Approved as Second Committee Concludes Its Session (11 December 2013)
The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) concluded its work today as it approved 10 draft resolutions that will soon go before the General Assembly.
- International Criminal Court Prosecutor Tells Security Council Violence in Darfur Will Not End without Robust Determination to Apprehend Perpetrators (11 December 2013)
Crimes in the Darfur region of Sudan would not stop unless the Security Council and parties to the Rome Statute showed robust determination to apprehend their authors, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said today, imploring the 15-member body to press Sudanese authorities to arrest and surrender persons against whom arrest warrants had been issued.
- General Assembly, Taking Up Reports of Fourth Committee, Adopts New Resolution on Special Political Missions, Texts on Outer Space, Palestine Refugees (11 December 2013)
A mix of consensus and recorded votes characterized the General Assembly’s consideration today of Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) drafts, which culminated in the adoption of 29 resolutions and decisions, including a new one on special political missions and a range of texts on, among others, the Palestine refugee agency, effects of atomic radiation, and national legislation relevant to the peaceful exploration and use of outer space.
United Nations Releases 2014 Multilingual Calendar App (11 December 2013)
The new, multilingual version of the popular iPhone app “The United Nations Calendar of Observances: Making a Difference” is now available for free.
Deputy Secretary-General, at Ceremony for United Nations Human Rights Prize, Says ‘Peoples of the World’ Must Enjoy Inherent Freedom to Engage with Organization (10 December 2013)
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the ceremony for the United Nations Human Rights Prize in New York today:
Chair Says Nelson Mandela Will Be ‘In Our Hearts and Minds’ as Palestinian Rights Committee Mobilizes Support for Lasting Solution to Question of Palestine (10 December 2013)
The following statement was issued today by Abdou Salam Diallo (Senegal), Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, on the passing of Nelson Mandela:
Press Conference on UNICEF’s New Birth Registration Report (11 December 2013)
The births of nearly 230 million children under the age of five years, about one third of that category worldwide, had never been registered, a senior official of the United Nations Children’s Fund said today.
Press Conference by Martina Navratilova, Jason Collins on Sport and Fight against Homophobia (10 December 2013)
Being gay was punishable by death in six countries, former tennis star Martina Navratilova said today — Human Rights Day — at a Headquarters press conference on the fight against homophobia through sport.
Press Conference by UN-Habitat Executive Director on World Urban Forum (9 December 2013)
The upcoming World Urban Forum would address the question of equity in development, the head of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN‑Habitat) said at a Headquarters news conference today.