- General Assembly Adopts Text Encouraging States, Organizations to Bolster Mediation Efforts for Peacefully Solving Disputes (31 July 2014)
Reiterating that all Member States should strictly adhere to their obligations under the United Nations Charter to peacefully settle disputes and prevent and resolve conflicts, the General Assembly today encouraged those States, the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations to bolster mediation as a tool towards that end.
- ‘It Was Past Time for an Immediate and Unconditional Ceasefire’ in Gaza, United Nations Palestine Refugee Agency Chief Tells Security Council (31 July 2014)
Damage to neighbourhoods and essential infrastructure in Gaza was clear, and it was past time for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East told the Security Council today following its late-day announcement yesterday to convene a further meeting on the situation.
- Security Council Weighs Effectiveness during ‘Eventful and at Times Tragic Month’ (30 July 2014)
Although the Security Council should be commended for overcoming divisions and adopting important measures in the face of several grave international crises, it remained clear that Council members were once again unable or unwilling to use their influence to find sustainable political solutions, the representative of Rwanda, Council President, told the 15-member body today.
Secretary-General Welcomes Uganda’s Decision to Annul Anti-Homosexuality Act (1 August 2014)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Secretary-General Appoints Omar Abdi of Canada Deputy Executive Director of United Nations Children’s Fund (1 August 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Omar Abdi, a Canadian national born in Somalia, as Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
Presenting Guidance on Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, Deputy Secretary-General Underlines Duty to Restore Survivors’ Dignity (1 August 2014)
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the presentation of the Secretary-General’s guidance note on reparations for conflict-related sexual violence, today in New York:
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.