- 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.
- General Assembly Concludes Sixty-eighth Session as President Hails ‘Memorable Outcomes’ Achieved in Challenging Circumstances (15 September 2014)
The General Assembly’s sixty-eighth session came to a close today, with the outgoing President noting that there had been some great successes in the past session, despite the challenging circumstances.
- Security Council Hears Briefing on Activities of Iran Sanctions Committee, as Members Welcome Continued Talks on Nature of Nuclear Programme (15 September 2014)
As negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme continued, the 1737 Committee on Iran sanctions would continue its work of monitoring implementation, investigating alleged violations and responding to requests for guidance from Member States, its Chair told the Security Council this afternoon.
Sam Kahamba Kutesa of Uganda President of Sixty-ninth General Assembly (16 September 2014)
Sam Kahamba Kutesa was elected President of the United Nations General Assembly’s sixty-ninth session on 11 June. At the time of his election, he was serving as Uganda’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, a post he held since 2005.
Warning Security Council in Briefing that Gaza Could ‘Implode, or Explode Again’, Political Envoy for Middle East Urges ‘Revised and Credible’ Political Framework (16 September 2014)
Proposing a package of measures to "fundamentally change the dynamics" in Gaza, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council this morning that it was critical to act swiftly while a fragile ceasefire held.
Security Council 2140 Sanctions Committee Discusses Interim Report of Panel of Experts on Yemen (16 September 2014)
On 10 September 2014, the Security Council’s 2140 Sanctions Committee met to discuss the interim report of the Panel of Experts on Yemen, presented by its Coordinator.
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.