- Libya’s Security Situation Still Precarious amid Civilian Protests Demanding Withdrawal of Armed Groups, Top Official Tells Security Council (9 December 2013)
The security situation in Libya remained “precarious”, amid violent protests over the presence of armed groups and mounting discontent with a protracted political process, the senior United Nations official in the country told the Security Council today, underlining the importance of national dialogue in producing a shared vision for the future.
- Security Council Presidential Statement, Deploring Military Interference, Urges Guinea-Bissau Authorities to Ensure Elections without Further Delay (9 December 2013)
Addressing the situation in Guinea-Bissau today, the Security Council strongly deplored the repeated military interferences in civilian affairs and called for respect of the constitutional order, including the electoral process.
- Second Committee Approves 16 Draft Resolutions Including Text Urging Banks to Move Forward on Aid for Developing Countries (6 December 2013)
The General Assembly would urge that multilateral development banks continue to move forward on flexible, concessional, and fast-disbursing aid that would substantially and quickly assist developing countries, by terms of one of 16 draft resolutions the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) approved today by consensus.
Secretary-General, at Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, Says Anti-Apartheid Leader’s Legacy Will Continue to Guide United Nations Efforts (9 December 2013)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory in Johannesburg today:
‘We Must Not be Passive Bystanders’, Says Secretary-General, at Event Marking Adoption of Genocide Convention (9 December 2013)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon’s remarks, as delivered by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, at an event marking the sixty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, in New York on 9 December:
Mandela’s Inspirational Life ‘A Tribute to the Dignity of Man’, Deputy Secretary-General Tells General Assembly (6 December 2013)
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at a General Assembly meeting in honour of Nelson Mandela, in New York today:
Press Conference on Humanitarian Situation in South Sudan (4 December 2013)
The ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan needed continued global attention and support, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today at a Headquarters news conference following her visit to the world’s youngest country.
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for December (3 December 2013)
The Security Council’s priorities for December focused on the complex situations in the Central African Republic and Syria, as well as on peace and security in Africa’s volatile Sahel region, the Permanent Representative of France, Gérard Araud, said today at a Headquarters press conference as he assumed the 15-nation body’s presidency.
Press Conference by Regional Head of United Nations Development Programme on Relief and Reconstruction Efforts in Philippines (2 December 2013)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had started operating a cash-for-work emergency employment scheme in the typhoon-hit Philippines to bridge two phases — humanitarian relief and reconstruction, a regional head of that agency said at a Headquarters press conference today.