- Gravely Concerned over Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, General Assembly Adopts Resolution Signalling Approval for Mission to Handle Response (19 September 2014)
Expressing grave concern over the recent deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the General Assembly this afternoon signalled its approval for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s intention to set up an international emergency response mission and called upon all Member States to fully support it.
- Second Committee Opens Sixty-ninth Session Approving Organization of Work (19 September 2014)
The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the United Nations General Assembly approved its organization of work for the sixty-ninth session this afternoon, also welcoming new bureau members and hearing proposals on working methods.
- Security Council, in Statement, Expresses Deep Outrage at ‘ISIL’, Urging Expanded Support for New Iraqi Government to Defeat It (19 September 2014)
The Security Council this afternoon welcomed the formation of a new Iraqi Government and supported the “collaboration of all States” to help it fight the armed group calling itself the “Islamic State”, or ISIL, at a meeting addressed by many State Ministers and chaired by United States Secretary of State John Kerry.
No One Insulated from Ebola Threat, Secretary-General Tells General Assembly, Stressing ‘All of Us Must Be Part of the Response’ (19 September 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the General Assembly on the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, in New York today:
New Permanent Representative of Senegal Presents Credentials (19 September 2014)
The new Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations, Fode Seck, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
New Permanent Observer of Holy See Presents Credentials (19 September 2014)
The new Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, Bernardito Auza, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today.
Press Conference by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations Headquarters (16 September 2014)
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York today:
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for September (3 September 2014)
Setting out a Security Council work programme that covers a range of global crises, Ambassador Samantha Power of the United States, the body’s President for September, this afternoon stressed the urgency of forging consensus at an upcoming Council summit on stopping the international flow of terrorist fighters.