- Horrific Acts by Extremist Group in Iraq Present Complex Threat to Peace, Security of Entire Region, Top United Nations Official Tells Security Council (23 July 2014)
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq this morning called on the Security Council to demand that the Islamist forces that now controlled a third of the country's territory cease all hostilities and atrocities and ensure that the group’s "horrific terrorist acts" were held to account.
- Urging Israeli-Palestinian Parties to Renew Ceasefire Efforts, Secretary-General Tells Security Council Conflict’s Root Causes Must Be Addressed (22 July 2014)
Although a ceasefire was critical in ending the escalating violence, if the root causes of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict were not addressed, the problem would never be solved, but merely delayed for yet another time, the Secretary-General told the Security Council today during an open debate on the Middle East.
- Economic and Social Council Adopts Draft Text Establishing Working Arrangements for 2015 Session (22 July 2014)
The Economic and Social Council today adopted a draft decision that established its working arrangements for its 2015 session.
Security Council Press Statement on Central African Republic (24 July 2014)
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda):
Severing Funding Pipelines Vital to Stopping Traffickers, Says Secretary-General in Message for First World Day against Trafficking in Persons (24 July 2014)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Day against Trafficking in Persons, to be observed on 30 July:
Secretary-General Appoints Diane Corner of United Kingdom Deputy Special Representative for MINUSCA (24 July 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Diane Corner of the United Kingdom as his Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic, established by Security Council resolution 2149 (2014) of 10 April.
Press Conference by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations Headquarters (9 July 2014)
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York on 9 July:
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for July (2 July 2014)
A ministerial-level open debate on peacekeeping and regional partnerships would be among the highlights of the Security Council’s work plan in July, Eugène-Richard Gasana (Rwanda) said at a Headquarters press conference today.
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for June (3 June 2014)
The Security Council would tackle a wide range of topics in June through public meetings, open debates, and open and closed briefings, as well as resolutions, the organ’s President for the month said during a Headquarters press conference today.