- Assistant Secretary-General Stresses Need to Uphold Human Rights Standards in Security Council Briefing on Ukraine Visits (16 April 2014)
Protest-related human rights violations in Ukraine must be urgently investigated and verified, and security forces must maintain public order in accordance with human rights standards, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Šimonović told the Security Council today.
- Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2150 (2014), Security Council Calls for Recommitment to Fight against Genocide (16 April 2014)
Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, the Security Council condemned without reservation any denial of the genocide and urged member States to develop educational programmes to help prevent similar events.
- Speakers Call for Practical Ways to Implement International Monetary Reform As Economic and Social Council Event with Bretton Woods Entities Concludes (15 April 2014)
Representatives from world financial institutions, the global private sectors and civil society took up the question of practical implementation of international monetary reform today, as the Economic and Social Council concluded its two-day special high-level meeting with the Bretton Woods institutions, the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction Framework Should Be Based on Evidence, Experience, Secretary-General Tells Briefing (16 April 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the high-level briefing to Member States on the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, in New York today:
New Permanent Observer of Inter-Parliamentary Union Presents Letter of Appointment (16 April 2014)
The new Permanent Observer of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) to the United Nations, Patricia Ann “Paddy” Torsney, presented her letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon today.
New Permanent Representative of Chile Presents Credentials (16 April 2014)
The new Permanent Representative of Chile to the United Nations, Cristián Barros Melet, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for April (2 April 2014)
The Central African Republic, the “women, peace and security” agenda, and security sector reform would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in April, the organ’s President for April said at Headquarters today.
Press Conference by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at United Nations Headquarters (5 March 2014)
Following is an unofficial transcript of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s telephone press briefing on Ukraine, from Kyiv, today: