- Haiti’s Parliamentary Framework at Risk Unless Political Impasse Resolved, Special Representative Says in Briefing to Security Council (11 September 2014)
As the Security Council took up the Secretary-General’s report on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), speakers voiced an array of views on the proposed drawdown of that operation’s presence, particularly in light of the recent political impasse impeding legislative, national and local elections from being held by the mandated deadline.
- As Sixty-eighth Session Nears Conclusion, General Assembly Adopts Resolution Incorporating Sustainable Development Goals into Post-2015 Agenda (10 September 2014)
The General Assembly adopted three resolutions today, including one that would pave the way for the incorporation of sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda.
- Resolution on Sovereign Debt Restructuring Adopted by General Assembly Establishes Multilateral Framework for Countries to Emerge from Financial Commitments (9 September 2014)
The General Assembly adopted four resolutions today, including one on sovereign debt restructuring that would establish an intergovernmental negotiation process aimed at increasing the efficiency, stability and predictability of the international financial system.
Secretary-General Appoints Franz Baumann of Germany as Umoja Senior Deployment Coordinator, New York (12 September 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Franz Baumann of Germany as Umoja Senior Deployment Coordinator, New York.
Secretary-General Welcomes World Solidarity in Ebola Response, Calls for Greater Support to Affected Countries (12 September 2014)
The following statement was issued by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today:
Secretary-General Appoints Mohammed Ibn Chambas of Ghana Special Representative for West Africa (12 September 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Mohammed Ibn Chambas of Ghana as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA).
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.
Press Conference by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at United Nations Headquarters (2 September 2014)
Following is an unofficial transcript of the press conference by UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson with Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization, and David Nabarro, UN System Coordinator for Ebola Virus Disease: