Oct 29, 2014 5:03 PMBan 'deeply troubled' by findings of review of allegations of misreporting by joint Darfur Mission
Oct 28, 2014 3:56 PMUN reaffirms importance of women's empowerment for global peace, security
Oct 27, 2014 6:20 PMBan hails Tunisian vote as critical step as country continues transition to democracy
The Secretary-General's Special Representative for West Africa, Mohamed Ibn Chambas is in Burkina Faso on Friday, as part of a mission undertaken jointly with the African Union and ECOWAS.
The UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura briefed the Security Council on Thursday in closed consultations. He then took questions from the press. Watch his press stakeout. Read the transcript.
Under-Secretary-General Jeffrey Feltman briefed the Security Council Wednesday on the situation inJerusalem. The text of the briefing is now available.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored the planned holding of "elections" by rebel groups in Eastern Ukraine on Sunday. The statement attributable to his spokesman is now online.
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