- ‘Window of Opportunity’ for Peace in Mali Remains Open, but Requires Sustained Commitment, Senior Official Tells Security Council (23 April 2014)
While the restoration of constitutional order and the start of talks between the Government and armed groups were "signs of hope" for Mali to overcome its deep crisis, great difficulties remained, with serious consequences for security in the entire Sahel region, the country’s senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.
- 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.
Security Council Press Statement on Mali (23 April 2014)
The following Security Council statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria):
Security Council Press Statement on Attacks against United Nations and Civilians in South Sudan (18 April 2014)
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President U. Joy Ogwu (Nigeria):
Don’t Let Extremists Destroy Children’s Future, Says Secretary-General in Radio Appeal to People of Central African Republic (17 April 2014)
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s radio message to the people of the Central African Republic on 17 April:
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: