- General Assembly President, Opening Sixty-Ninth Session, Says ‘Dedication and Single-Mindedness of Purpose and Compromise’ Can Achieve Great Things (16 September 2014)
Despite an unprecedented array of such weighty challenges as poverty, armed conflicts and climate change, the international community could achieve great things with dedication and single-mindedness of purpose and compromise, said the new President of the General Assembly this afternoon as he opened its sixty-ninth session.
- General Assembly Concludes Sixty-eighth Session as President Hails ‘Memorable Outcomes’ Achieved in Challenging Circumstances (15 September 2014)
The General Assembly’s sixty-eighth session came to a close today, with the outgoing President noting that there had been some great successes in the past session, despite the challenging circumstances.
- Security Council Hears Briefing on Activities of Iran Sanctions Committee, as Members Welcome Continued Talks on Nature of Nuclear Programme (15 September 2014)
As negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme continued, the 1737 Committee on Iran sanctions would continue its work of monitoring implementation, investigating alleged violations and responding to requests for guidance from Member States, its Chair told the Security Council this afternoon.
Deputy Secretary-General Says Norwegian Report on Internal Displacement Highlights Need for Strong, Decisive Action to Tackle Catastrophic Threat of Climate Change (17 September 2014)
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s opening remarks at a press conference on the launch of the report by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, entitled “Global Estimates 2014: people displaced by disasters”, in New York today:
Secretary-General Appoints Abiodun Oluremi Bashua of Nigeria as Deputy Joint Special Representative for Darfur Hybrid Operation (17 September 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma announced today the appointment of Abiodun Oluremi Bashua of Nigeria as Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur.
‘Good, Strong Planning’ Key to Sustainable Urbanization, Secretary-General Tells Preparatory Committee for Habitat III (17 September 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Preparatory Committee for the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, in New York today:
Press Conference by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations Headquarters (16 September 2014)
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York today:
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September (3 September 2014)
Setting out a Security Council work programme that covers a range of global crises, Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States, the body’s President for September, this afternoon stressed the urgency of forging consensus at an upcoming Council summit on stopping the international flow of terrorist fighters.