05 March 2014 – Financial and infrastructure support for small-scale family farmers is crucial to winning the fight against hunger around the world, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging Governments to create polices conducive for equitable and sustainable rural development.
05 March 2014 – The United Nations today launched a new phase of support in Sierra Leone with the transitioning of its political mission to a more development-focused UN presence, a sign of the West African nation’s sustained recovery from a brutal civil war and an example to follow for countries still grappling with conflict.
04 March 2014 – As the situation in Ukraine remains in flux, senior United Nations officials in the region and elsewhere in Europe continue to push for a diplomatic solution to the crisis, with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressing the need for calm and international unity in the pursuit of peace.
04 March 2014 – Concerned about the escalation of acts of terrorism in north-eastern Nigeria, including along the border with Cameroon, the head of the United Nations Office for West Africa (UNOWA) today strongly condemned the latest wave of “unspeakable” violence in the region and demanded an end to attacks targeting innocent civilians.
03 March 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today hailed the “crucial” role of United Nations peacekeepers over the past 50 years in preventing a recurrence of fighting between Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities in Cyprus, and hoped both sides will continue to strive for a settlement that will unite the Mediterranean island.
03 March 2014 – Noting that more and more people around the world are taking to the streets to lay claim to their rights, United Nations officials opened the latest session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva today with calls for the protection of members of civil society who pursue justice in their countries.
03 March 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine during a meeting in Geneva today, while deputy United Nations chief Jan Eliasson arrived in Kiev for consultations and the Security Council met in New York to consider the latest developments.
03 March 2014 – Senior United Nations officials are sounding the alarm that nature is under threat, marking today’s first ever World Wildlife Day with calls to protect biological diversity and halt environmental crimes.
02 March 2014 – The United Nations announced on Sunday that Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is heading to Ukraine amid the ongoing crisis in the country to get an understanding of the situation on the ground.
01 March 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned an attack that took place on Saturday at the railway station in Kunming, China, and hoped that those responsible will be brought to justice.