- Time to Leave Conflict Behind, Panellists Say as International Meeting on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Considers Viability of Two-State Solution (18 June 2013)
BEIJING, 18 June ‑ The United Nations Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace this afternoon heard appeals to leave perpetual conflict behind, as experts grappled with ways to revitalize the two-State solution and re-engage the international community in that effort, amid regional turmoil and, by some accounts, societal and political indifference within Israel.
- Special Committee Approves 4 Decolonization-Related Draft Resolutions, Postpones Action on New Caledonia Text (18 June 2013)
The Special Committee on Decolonization approved four draft resolutions today, including one by which the General Assembly would stress the importance of implementing the plans of action for the Second and Third International Decades for the Eradication of Colonialism, in particular by expediting the application of the work programme for the decolonization of each Non-Self-Governing Territory, on a case-by-case basis.
- Israeli-Palestinian Conflict ‘No Less Urgent’, Secretary-General Stresses amid Fears that Syria Crisis Could Engulf Already Tense Region (18 June 2013)
BEIJING, 18 June ‑ With regional tensions rising over relentless fighting in Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that “we must not lose sight of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, the resolution of which was no less urgent, as he called for a clear political horizon to break the impasse and maximize the present momentum.
- General Assembly to Explore Impact of Ocean Acidification Due to Rising Carbon Emissions from Human Activities, 17-20 June (14 June 2013)
The United Nations General Assembly will consider the impact of increasing ocean acidification on the marine environment and on people as the theme of this year’s informal consultative process on oceans, to be held from 17 to 20 June.
- United Nations International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace to Be Held in Beijing, 18-19 June (5 June 2013)
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Beijing, China, at the Sofitel Wanda Hotel, on 18 and 19 June. The theme of the Meeting is “Reviving the collective international engagement towards a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.
- Caribbean Regional Seminar Discusses Innovative Ways to Expedite Goals of Third International Decade for Eradication of Colonialism (30 May 2013)
QUITO, 30 May ‑ At the conclusion of its three-day review of development and trends associated with the decolonization process today, participants in the 2013 Caribbean Regional Seminar exchanged views on the event’s impact and considered the way forward in promoting the goals of the Third International Decade.
Press Conference by General Assembly President (16 April 2013)
The past weeks have been a busy and exciting time featuring a number of historic events, General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić (Serbia) said today as he reviewed recent meetings and forecast the schedule for the coming months.
Press Conference on Adoption of General Assembly Resolution on Global Efforts to Eliminate Female Genital Mutilation (20 December 2012)
A groundbreaking resolution just adopted by the General Assembly on female genital mutilation would equip all States to combat those harmful practices, the representative of Burkina Faso, Der Kogda, announced at a Headquarters press conference today.
Press Conference by General Assembly President Vuk Jeremic (3 October 2012)
Elaborating a harmonized post-2015 sustainable development agenda and developing a consultative mechanism between the General Assembly and global economic institutions would top that body’s priorities during its sixty-seventh annual session, said its President during a Headquarters press conference today.