- Two-State Solution ‘Disappearing Before Our Very Eyes’, Palestinian Lawmaker Tells Rights Committee, Noting Israel’s Announced Annexation of West Bank Territory (2 September 2014)
The two-State solution was “disappearing before our very eyes”, while the world was falling short of protecting Palestinians and holding Israel accountable for its actions, the Palestinian Rights Committee heard today in a briefing.
- Developments in Kosovo Receive Mixed Reviews as Security Council Considers Pace of Reconciliation, Scope of Persistent Challenges (29 August 2014)
Despite outbreaks of hostilities and continuing tensions, progress was still unfolding towards normalization and reconciliation between the authorities of Belgrade and Pristina and within Kosovo itself, said the United Nations top official, as he gave an overview of the Secretary-General’s latest report on recent developments to the Security Council today.
- Security Council, in Presidential Statement, Urges Stop to Escalating Campaign by Yemeni Faction to ‘Bring Down the Government’, Disrupt Transition (29 August 2014)
Condemning the actions of the Houthis in Yemen who overran the city of Amran and the army headquarters there on 8 July, the Security Council this morning called on the faction to withdraw, cease hostilities in the area and remove camps and checkpoints around the country's capital, Sana'a.
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Convention Might Have Banned Cluster Munitions, but Allegations of Use by Non-States-Parties Persist, Says Secretary-General (2 September 2014)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message, as delivered by Virginia Gamba, Director of the Office for Disarmament Affairs, Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, to the fifth Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, held in San Jose, United States, 2-5 September:
Secretary-General Condemns Killing of Peacekeepers in Mali, Saying Attacks Will Not Alter United Nations Determination to Support Peace Efforts (2 September 2014)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Terrorist Agenda Audacious, Says Secretary-General in Message, Requiring Robust but Not Disproportionate Response (2 September 2014)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message to the summit meeting of the African Union Peace and Security Council on terrorism in Africa, as delivered today by Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi:
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