- 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.
- Warning Security Council of ‘Extremely Grave’ Situation in Central African Republic, Top Officials Urge Speedy Authorization of United Nations Operation (6 March 2014)
Despite significant and progressive gains made by African Union and French troops in the Central African Republic, the situation in the strife-torn country remained extremely grave, senior officials told the Security Council today, urging immediate action to prevent further bloodshed.
- Security Council, Adopting Resolution 2142 (2014), Partially Lifts Weapons Ban on Somalia, Agreeing to End or Suspend It on Basis of Full Compliance (5 March 2014)
The Security Council today authorized a partial lifting of its arms embargo on Somalia until 25 October.
Secretary-General Salutes Pledge by States to End Child Military Recruitment, in Message for Launch of ‘Children, Not Soldiers’ Campaign (6 March 2014)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message as delivered by Leila Zerrougui, his Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, to the launch of the United Nations Global Campaign “Children, Not Soldiers”, in New York today:
Secretary-General Tells UNIS-UN Conference Set to Study Globalization’s Costs, Benefits ‘With World More Connected, We Must Be More United’ (6 March 2014)
Following is UN Secretary-General’s message to the UNIS ( United Nations International School)-UN Conference in New York today:
As Conflict Rages Unabated in Syria, Secretary-General Tells Support Group Wisdom of Lebanon's Disassociation Policy ‘More and More Obvious’ (5 March 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General’s remarks, as delivered by Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman at the meeting of the International Support Group for Lebanon, in Paris 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.