- Security Council Extends Tenure of 17 Judges at International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia until 31 December 2014 (18 December 2013)
The Security Council today extended terms of office for 17 permanent and ad litem judges of the Trial and Appeals Chambers at the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia until 31 December 2014, or completion of the cases assigned to them, if sooner.
- West Africa Remains ‘Fragile’ Despite Progress towards Stability, Special Representative Says in Briefing to Security Council (17 December 2013)
In spite of the praiseworthy efforts made by the leaders of West Africa, the region remained fragile and would require the ongoing support of the international community, the United Nations envoy for the region said in a briefing to the Security Council today.
- Security Council Text Mandates Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate to Continue Operating as Special Political Mission until End of 2017 (17 December 2013)
The Security Council decided today that the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) would continue to operate as a special political mission until 31 December 2017, under the policy guidance of the Counter-Terrorism Committee.
Secretary-General, in Security Council, Contrasts Weak Cooperation among States with ‘Closely Networked Structure’ of Transnational Criminal Groups (18 December 2013)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Security Council meeting on drug trafficking in West Africa and the Sahel, in New York today:
Security Council Press Statement on South Sudan (17 December 2013)
The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Gérard Araud (France):
Reject Xenophobia, Embrace Migration as Key Development Enabler, Secretary-General Says in Message on International Migrants Day (17 December 2013)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for International Migrants Day, to be observed on 18 December:
Press Conference by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations Headquarters (16 December 2013)
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York, 16 December:
Press Conference on Mission to Investigate Alleged Chemical Weapons Use in Syria (13 December 2013)
On a scale of 1 to 10, the fact-finding mission in Syria had achieved 8.7, the chief of the mission charged with verifying the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria said at a Headquarters press conference today.