12 December 2013
Recognizing the multitude of humanitarian crises that had occurred worldwide this year and the emergency responses they had sparked, the General Assembly considered a number of resolutions today, including one aimed at strengthening the coordination of United Nations assistance.
13 December 2013
Against a grim backdrop plagued by a rising frequency and severity of climate change impacts and continued bloodshed and violence in conflict-affected States, capacity-building efforts and enhanced cooperation must be priorities in shaping the world’s humanitarian response strategies, delegates heard today as the General Assembly unanimously adopted a package of five resolutions. Doing so, the Assembly concluded its joint debate on that subject and on assistance to Rwandan genocide survivors.
14 June 2014
Following is the text of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s video message to the Kennedy Center event for people in the Philippines “After the Storm”, in Washington, D.C., on 14 June:
9 December 2013
It was urgent for the world to come together to sustainably safeguard the health of its oceans, which covered two thirds of the Earth’s surface, connected 90 per cent of the population, provided 350 million jobs, and had 1 billion people in developing countries dependent on the fish those waters yielded, delegates in the General Assembly heard today prior to adopting two related draft resolutions.
13 December 2013
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) High-level Conference in New York today:
16 December 2013
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York, 16 December:
23 December 2013
Following is a transcript of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s press conference, held in New York, 23 December:
31 December 2013
Against a backdrop of imminent or impending wars, civil and sectarian bloodshed and strife between and within States, chemical warfare in Syria, grinding poverty and malnutrition, gender violence and deadly climate change impacts, the year ahead was “pivotal” for the 193-nation organ, General Assembly President John Ashe (Antigua and Barbuda) said at the opening of its sixty-eighth session.
6 January 2014
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, late in the evening on Friday, 20 December, and was greeted upon his arrival at the airport by Albert F. del Rosario, Secretary for Foreign Affairs.
1 July 2014
Discussion in the Economic and Social Council high-level political forum today centred around the impact of the past three generations on the next two and the need to “be fair” as actions today would influence quality of life tomorrow.