- Speakers Call for Greater Global Efforts in Implementing Goals of 1994 Conference on Population and Development, as General Assembly Reviews Progress (22 September 2014)
Despite remarkable strides in women’s rights and empowerment worldwide in the last two decades, greater global efforts were needed to ensure full gender equality, human dignity, sustainable growth and the future of the planet, senior United Nations officials told the General Assembly today.
- Leaders at First World Summit on Indigenous Peoples Spearhead Agreement to Bridge Gap between ‘Promises and Results’ (22 September 2014)
Committing to further advance the rights of indigenous peoples, global leaders today called for actions that would bridge the gap between promises and results at the first-ever international conference on that disadvantaged group.
- Gravely Concerned over Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, General Assembly Adopts Resolution Signalling Approval for Mission to Handle Response (19 September 2014)
Expressing grave concern over the recent deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the General Assembly this afternoon signalled its approval for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s intention to set up an international emergency response mission and called upon all Member States to fully support it.
In Message to Opening of Climate Week NYC, Secretary-General Highlights ‘Tremendous Opportunities’ of Moving to Low-carbon Economy (22 September 2014)
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the opening of Climate Week NYC 2014, in New York today:
Governance Will Be Important Driver of Progress across All Dimensions of Next Global Development Agenda, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Side Event (22 September 2014)
Following is Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s opening address to the high-level side event, titled Good Governance, Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, in New York today:
Secretary-General Urges Implementation of Maritime Conventions, on World Day (22 September 2014)
Following is UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message for World Maritime Day, to be observed 25 September:
Press Conference by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at United Nations Headquarters (16 September 2014)
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York today:
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.