- ‘We Need Bold Action Going Forward’, UN-Women’s Chief Tells Commission in Prelude to Session’s Review of Development Goals’ Impact (10 March 2014)
With one year left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals by the 2015 target date, the international community must take decisive steps to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment became a reality, high-level speakers said today as the Commission on the Status of Women opened its fifty-eighth session.
- Persistent Political Divisions Undermine Libya’s Transition, Secretary-General’s Special Representative Warns in Briefing to Security Council (10 March 2014)
Political divisions continued to undermine the management of Libya’s transition period, and the nation faced “the risk of embarking on a new trajectory of unprecedented violence”, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.
- Survivor Tells How Rebel Group Stole His Youth before Security Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution 2143 (2014) Condemning Child Recruitment in Armed Conflict (7 March 2014)
“My childhood was robbed by the Revolutionary United Front for two years,” former child soldier Alhaji Babas Sawaneh — abducted and conscripted in Sierra Leone at the age of 10 years — told the Security Council today just before it unanimously adopted a resolution strongly condemning all violations of international law applicable to the recruitment and use of children by parties to armed conflict.
Activities of Secretary-General in Sierra Leone, Including Stopovers in Liberia, United Kingdom, 4-6 March (10 March 2014)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, accompanied by Madam Ban Soon-taek, arrived in Freetown, Sierra Leone, late in the evening of 4 March, after a stopover in Monrovia. Upon arrival in Freetown, the Secretary-General was greeted by Samura M.W. Kamara, the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
United Nations Eco Building in Montenegro’s Capital Shows National Commitment to Sustainable Development, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Inauguration (10 March 2014)
Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the inauguration of the United Nations Montenegro premises in Podgorica today:
Secretary-General, Concerned about Escalating Violence in Darfur, Urges All Parties to Cease Hostilities, Ensure Protection of Civilians (10 March 2014)
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
Press Conference by Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at United Nations Headquarters (5 March 2014)
Following is an unofficial transcript of UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s telephone press briefing on Ukraine, from Kyiv, today:
Press Conference by Security Council President on Work Programme for March (4 March 2014)
The situation in the Central African Republic, issues of children and armed conflict, and events in Afghanistan would be among the Security Council’s top priorities in March, the Permanent Representative of Luxembourg said today at a Headquarters press conference.
Transcript of Press Briefing by Spokesperson for Secretary-General Prior to Security Council Meeting on Ukraine, 1 March 2014 (1 March 2014)
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s briefing by Martin Nesirky, Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.