- ‘Moral and Political Failure’ to Leave Oceans Unprotected, Speaker Tells General Assembly, as It Adopts Two Broad-Based Resolutions on Topic (9 December 2013)
It was urgent for the world to come together to sustainably safeguard the health of its oceans, which covered two thirds of the Earth’s surface, connected 90 per cent of the population, provided 350 million jobs, and had 1 billion people in developing countries dependent on the fish those waters yielded, delegates in the General Assembly heard today prior to adopting two related draft resolutions.
- Outgoing Chairs Brief Security Council on Activities of Subsidiary Bodies during Two-Year Tenure (9 December 2013)
Four of its five outgoing members — Azerbaijan, Guatemala, Morocco and Pakistan — briefed the Security Council this afternoon on the work of the subsidiary bodies they had chaired during their two-year tenure, highlighting significant gains made and the challenges ahead.
- 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.
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Secretary-General, in Message for International Anti-Corruption Day, Calls for Fostering Culture of Transparency, Accountability (9 December 2013)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon’s remarks, delivered by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, on the occasion of International Anti-Corruption Day, at a high-level plenary on “The Role of Good Governance”, in New York on 9 December:
No Culture, Political Philosophy, Way of Life Has Answers to All Global Challenges, Secretary-General Tells Islamic Foreign Ministers (9 December 2013)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki‑moon’s message, delivered by Said Djinnit, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, to the fortieth session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers in Conakry, Guinea, today:
Secretary-General Joins Appeals for Safety of Nurses Missing in Syria, Others Detained against Their Will (9 December 2013)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
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