- Survivor Tells How Rebel Group Stole His Youth before Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2143 (2014) Condemning Child Recruitment in Armed Conflict (7 March 2014)
“My childhood was robbed by the Revolutionary United Front for two years,” former child soldier Alhaji Babas Sawaneh — abducted and conscripted in Sierra Leone at the age of 10 years — told the Security Council today just before it unanimously adopted a resolution strongly condemning all violations of international law applicable to the recruitment and use of children by parties to armed conflict.
- General Assembly Re-elects Achim Steiner for Additional Two-Year Term as Executive Director of United Nations Environment Programme (7 March 2014)
The General Assembly re-elected Achim Steiner today as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) for a two-year period beginning on 15 June 2014.
- Speakers in Fifth Committee Commend Organization’s Emergency Management, Saying Storm Sandy Underlined Importance of Fully Operational System (6 March 2014)
Good progress was being made on the creation of an emergency management system to better prepare the United Nations to withstand disruptive crises and natural disasters, Secretariat officials and delegates alike told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today as they scrutinized reports on the subject.
Progress on Gender Equality Fuels Progress across Entire United Nations Agenda, Secretary-General Says at Closing of General Assembly High-level Session (7 March 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the closing session of the High-level Event of the General Assembly on “The Contributions of Women, the Young and Civil Society to the Post-2015 Development Agenda”, in New York today:
Secretary-General Welcomes International Criminal Court Verdict Convicting Rebel Leader for Atrocities in Democratic Republic of Congo (7 March 2014)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Secretary-General, Commemorating International Women’s Day, Says ‘Equality for Women is Progress for All’ (7 March 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Annual Commemoration of International Women’s Day, in New York 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:
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March (4 March 2014)
The situation in the Central African Republic, issues of children and armed conflict, and events in Afghanistan would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in March, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg said today at a Headquarters press conference.
Transcript of Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General Prior to Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 1 March 2014 (1 March 2014)
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s briefing by Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.