- Developments in Kosovo Receive Mixed Reviews as Security Council Considers Pace of Reconciliation, Scope of Persistent Challenges (29 August 2014)
Despite outbreaks of hostilities and continuing tensions, progress was still unfolding towards normalization and reconciliation between the authorities of Belgrade and Pristina and within Kosovo itself, said the United Nations top official, as he gave an overview of the Secretary-General’s latest report on recent developments to the Security Council today.
- Security Council, in Presidential Statement, Urges Stop to Escalating Campaign by Yemeni Faction to ‘Bring Down the Government’, Disrupt Transition (29 August 2014)
Condemning the actions of the Houthis in Yemen who overran the city of Amran and the army headquarters there on 8 July, the Security Council this morning called on the faction to withdraw, cease hostilities in the area and remove camps and checkpoints around the country's capital, Sana'a.
- Security Council, Adopting Resolution 2175 (2014), Sets Out Steps to Halt ‘Increasingly Common’ Attacks on Humanitarian Workers (29 August 2014)
The Security Council this morning strongly condemned the violence and intimidation to which, it said, humanitarian workers in conflict situations worldwide were increasingly exposed, as it laid out several steps it intended to take to ensure their protection.
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Deputy Secretary-General Tells DPI/NGO Conference ‘No One Can Do Everything, but Everyone Can Do Something’, Urging Groups’ Active Participation (29 August 2014)
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the closing session of the DPI/NGO Conference today:
Secretary-General Appoints Tom Arnold of Ireland Coordinator A.I. of Movement on Scaling Up Nutrition (29 August 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Tom Arnold as Coordinator a.i. of the Movement on Scaling Up Nutrition, further to the announcement, on 12 August, of the appointment of Dr. David Nabarro as Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Ebola.
Secretary-General Urges Stronger Alliance of Civilizations, So It Can ‘Do Its Job of Resisting Forces of Dehumanization and Brutality’ (29 August 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks to the sixth Global Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, in Bali, Indonesia, today:
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