- 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.
- Wrapping Up Month of ‘Emergencies’, Security Council Urged to Strengthen Conflict-Prevention Mechanisms (28 August 2014)
During a month in which the Security Council was seized with multiple urgent crises, it was, at the same time, critical to strengthen the body’s conflict-prevention activities, the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, President for August, said in a monthly wrap-up meeting.
- Senior Official Warns Security Council of Dangerous Escalation in Ukraine, Citing ‘Deeply Alarming Reports of Russian Military Involvement’ (28 August 2014)
The Security Council was meeting amid a dangerous escalation of the crisis in Ukraine, with intensified fighting in the last 48 hours in the south-east, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman told the 15-member body today, urging an immediate focus on political solutions and dialogue.
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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.
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, San'a.
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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