- 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.
Security Council 1988 Committee Adds Three Individuals to Its Sanctions List (31 July 2014)
On 30 July 2014, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) approved the addition of the individuals specified below to the Committee’s List (the 1988 List) of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2160 (2014):
Secretary-General, United States Secretary of State Receive Assurances for 72-Hour Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza (31 July 2014)
The following joint statement by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and United States Secretary of State John Kerry was issued today:
Secretary-General Appoints Catherine Pollard of Guyana Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management (31 July 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Catherine Pollard of Guyana as Assistant Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management.
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.