- Second Committee Approves 16 Draft Resolutions Including Text Urging Banks to Move Forward on Aid for Developing Countries (6 December 2013)
The General Assembly would urge that multilateral development banks continue to move forward on flexible, concessional, and fast-disbursing aid that would substantially and quickly assist developing countries, by terms of one of 16 draft resolutions the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved today by consensus.
- General Assembly Elects Jordan as Non-Permanent Security Council Member, Appoints Morocco to Economic and Social Council (6 December 2013)
The General Assembly today elected Jordan as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and appointed Morocco as a member of the Economic and Social Council’s Committee for Programme and Coordination.
- Capping Intensive Disarmament Committee Session, General Assembly Adopts 53 Texts on Wide Range of Pressing International Security Concerns (5 December 2013)
The General Assembly, acting on the recommendations of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), adopted 53 texts today, reflecting both the common and divergent positions that had emerged during the session on such critical issues as nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, mainstreaming humanitarian concerns in that process, implementing the Arms Trade Treaty, and broadening the scope of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms.
Political Will of Member States Key to Successful Promotion of Human Rights, Secretary-General Says in Message for Observance (6 December 2013)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for Human Rights Day, to be observed on 10 December:
Secretary-General, ‘Profoundly Alarmed’ at Escalating Intercommunal Violence in Central African Republic, Appeals Urgently for Restraint (6 December 2013)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Mandela’s Inspirational Life ‘A Tribute to the Dignity of Man’, Deputy Secretary-General Tells General Assembly (6 December 2013)
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at a General Assembly meeting in honour of Nelson Mandela, in New York today:
Press Conference on Humanitarian Situation in South Sudan (4 December 2013)
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan needed continued global attention and support, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today at a Headquarters news conference following her visit to the world’s youngest country.
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for December (3 December 2013)
The Security Council’s priorities for December focused on the complex situations in the Central African Republic and Syria, as well as on peace and security in Africa’s volatile Sahel region, the Permanent Representative of France, Gérard Araud, said today at a Headquarters press conference as he assumed the 15-nation body’s presidency.
Press Conference by Regional Head of United Nations Development Programme on Relief and Reconstruction Efforts in Philippines (2 December 2013)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had started operating a cash-for-work emergency employment scheme in the typhoon-hit Philippines to bridge two phases — humanitarian relief and reconstruction, a regional head of that agency said at a Headquarters press conference today.