- Impasse over Election Results in Afghanistan Takes Heavy Toll, United Nations Envoy Tells Security Council, Citing Completion of Credible Audit (18 September 2014)
Protracted deadlock in Afghanistan over the result of presidential elections deepened a crisis that had already taken a heavy political, security and economic toll, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in that country told the Security Council today.
- 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.
Secretary-General Appoints Izumi Nakamitsu of Japan as Assistant Administrator, Director, United Nations Development Programme’s Crisis Response Unit (18 September 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Izumi Nakamitsu of Japan as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Crisis Response Unit, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Secretary-General Appoints Magdy Martinez-Soliman of Spain as Assistant Administrator, Director of Policy, Programme Support, United Nations Development Programme (18 September 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Magdy Martinez-Soliman of Spain as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support at the United Nations Development Programme.
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:
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.