In Progress at Headquarters
- Speakers in Fifth Committee Commend Organization’s Emergency Management, Saying Storm Sandy Underlined Importance of Fully Operational System (6 March 2014)
Good progress was being made on the creation of an emergency management system to better prepare the United Nations to withstand disruptive crises and natural disasters, Secretariat officials and delegates alike told the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today as they scrutinized reports on the subject.
- Warning Security Council of ‘Extremely Grave’ Situation in Central African Republic, Top Officials Urge Speedy Authorization of United Nations Operation (6 March 2014)
Despite significant and progressive gains made by African Union and French troops in the Central African Republic, the situation in the strife-torn country remained extremely grave, senior officials told the Security Council today, urging immediate action to prevent further bloodshed.
- Security Council, Adopting Resolution 2142 (2014), Partially Lifts Weapons Ban on Somalia, Agreeing to End or Suspend It on Basis of Full Compliance (5 March 2014)
The Security Council today authorized a partial lifting of its arms embargo on Somalia until 25 October.
Secretary-General, Commemorating International Women’s Day, Says ‘Equality for Women is Progress for All’ (7 March 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Annual Commemoration of International Women’s Day, in New York today:
Secretary-General Tells Advisory Board on Disarmament It Has Two Pressing Issues To Consider — Verification, Security Implications of New Technologies (7 March 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the sixty-first session of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, in New York today:
Secretary-General Tells Security Council ‘Children Should be Armed with Pens and Textbooks, Not Guns and Grenades’ (7 March 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as delivered, at the Security Council open debate on children and armed conflict, today, in New York:
Press Conference by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at United Nations Headquarters (5 March 2014)
Following is an unofficial transcript of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s telephone press briefing on Ukraine, from Kyiv, today:
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March (4 March 2014)
The situation in the Central African Republic, issues of children and armed conflict, and events in Afghanistan would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in March, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg said today at a Headquarters press conference.
Transcript of Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General Prior to Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 1 March 2014 (1 March 2014)
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s briefing by Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.