- With Spread of Ebola Outpacing Response, Security Council Adopts Resolution 2177 (2014) Urging Immediate Action, End to Isolation of Affected States (18 September 2014)
Determining that the “unprecedented extent” of the Ebola outbreak in Africa constituted a threat to international peace and security, the Security Council this afternoon called on Member States to respond urgently to the crisis and to refrain from isolating the affected countries.
- Impasse over Election Results in Afghanistan Takes Heavy Toll, United Nations Envoy Tells Security Council, Citing Completion of Credible Audit (18 September 2014)
Protracted deadlock in Afghanistan over the result of presidential elections deepened a crisis that had already taken a heavy political, security and economic toll, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in that country told the Security Council today.
- General Assembly President, Opening Sixty-Ninth Session, Says ‘Dedication and Single-Mindedness of Purpose and Compromise’ Can Achieve Great Things (16 September 2014)
Despite an unprecedented array of such weighty challenges as poverty, armed conflicts and climate change, the international community could achieve great things with dedication and single-mindedness of purpose and compromise, said the new President of the General Assembly this afternoon as he opened its sixty-ninth session.
Secretary-General Welcomes Peaceful Parliamentary Elections in Fiji, Voicing Hope ‘Important Step’ Will Further Transition to Democracy (18 September 2014)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Secretary-General, Addressing Sri Lanka Conference, Says Asian Political Parties Must Show Leadership in Strengthening Democracy, Respect for Human Rights (18 September 2014)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message for the eighth General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties, held in Colombo, from 18 to 21 September:
New Permanent Representative of Egypt Presents Credentials (18 September 2014)
The new Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations, Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 4 September 2014.
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.