- Deputy Secretary-General Honours Recipients of 2013 United Nations Human Rights Prize at General Assembly Ceremony (10 December 2013)
The 2013 United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights was awarded today to five individuals and one judicial body at the General Assembly’s commemorative meeting to mark the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Fifth Committee Tackles Wide Range of Financial Matters, Including Funding for International Criminal Tribunals’ Transition to Residual Mechanism (10 December 2013)
The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today took stock of the financing requirements for the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia, as it heard Secretariat officials shed light on progress in completing those bodies’ work and the transferring of their functions to a residual mechanism.
- Adopting Resolution 2128 (2013), Security Council Renews Arms Embargo on Liberia, Granting 12-Month Mandate Extension to Monitoring Panel of Experts (10 December 2013)
The Security Council today renewed and adjusted the arms embargo it originally imposed on Liberia in 2003, deciding that notification for the provision of non-lethal materials and associated training was no longer required.
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:
Secretary-General Appoints Shamshad Akhtar of Pakistan Executive Secretary of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (10 December 2013)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Shamshad Akhtar of Pakistan as the Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
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.
Press Conference on Humanitarian Situation in South Sudan (4 December 2013)
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan needed continued global attention and support, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today at a Headquarters news conference following her visit to the world’s youngest country.